H.R. 2643: Stay in Place, Cut the Waste Act of 2013

Jul 10, 2013
Referred to Committee
10% chance of being enacted
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Michael Fitzpatrick
Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district
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Introduced Jul 10, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 10, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

40% chance of getting past committee.
10% 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 provide for a review of efforts to reduce Federal agency travel expenses through the use of video conferencing and a plan to achieve additional reductions in such expenses through the use of video conferencing, to implement such plan through rescissions of appropriations, and for other purposes.


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53 cosponsors (28D, 25R) (show)

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House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

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Stay in Place, Cut the Waste Act of 2013 - Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to:
(1) review and report on the extent to which federal agencies have reduced travel expenses by the use of video conferencing pursuant to Executive Order 13589 and OMB Memorandum 12-12-12;
(2) develop a plan for fiscal years beginning with FY2017 to use video conferencing to achieve the lesser of a 50% reduction in federal agency travel expenses below FY2013 levels, or the greatest reduction in such expenses that the Director considers feasible; and
(3) rescind amounts made available for travel expenses that are proposed for reduction under this Act.

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