H.R. 1480: Buy America Accountability Act of 2013

Introduced:
Apr 10, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Carol Shea-Porter
Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 10, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5898 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 28, 2010

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 10, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Apr 10, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 10, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code (commonly known as the Buy American Act), to require each department or independent establishment to conduct an annual audit of its contracts for compliance with such chapter, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/10/2013--Introduced.
Buy America Accountability Act of 2013 - Amends the Buy American Act to require the head of each federal department or independent establishment to submit to Congress a report that contains an evaluation of contractor compliance with the provisions of that Act for at least 10% of the contracts awarded during the fiscal year for the procurement of articles, materials, or supplies.
Requires the report to be publicly available.
Prohibits the report from covering acquisitions made by an agency, or a component thereof, that is an element of the intelligence community.

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