H.R. 1954: Sunset Wasteful Executive Expenditures and Programs Act of 2013

May 13, 2013
Referred to Committee
2% chance of being enacted
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Richard Hudson
Representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district
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May 13, 2013
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Introduced May 13, 2013
Referred to Committee May 13, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
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9% chance of getting past committee.
2% 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 7 of title 31, United States Code, to require the Comptroller General to assist Congress and the President in eliminating agencies and programs in Executive departments that no longer serve a public need, and for other purposes.


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Library of Congress Summary

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Sunset Wasteful Executive Expenditures and Programs Act of 2013 - Requires the Comptroller General (GAO):
(1) each year, beginning in 2014, to review three executive departments to identify agencies and programs that perform similar or related functions and that no longer serve a public need;
(2) to review every executive department at least once every five years; and
(3) each year, beginning on February 1, 2015, to report to Congress on the results of the reviews of executive departments carried out during the preceding year with recommendations for abolishing agencies and programs that perform similar or related functions and no longer serve a public need.
Abolishes by December 31 of each year, beginning with 2015, the three executive departments reviewed by the Comptroller General during the preceding year. Requires the President to direct procedures for the winding down of the operations of each abolished department. Allows Congress to authorize the continued existence of an executive department scheduled for abolishment.
Sets forth the process for congressional consideration of the Comptroller General's report, including an expedited procedure for consideration of resulting legislation to be known as a wasteful expenditures bill.

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