Text of Congressional Oversight to Start Taxpayer Savings Resolution

This resolution was introduced on April 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 15, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. RES. 160


April 15, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Peters of Michigan, Mr. Flores, Mr. Renacci, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Carney, Mr. Coffman, Mr. Barber, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Himes, Mr. Polis, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Terry, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Gerlach, Mr. Benishek, Mr. Yoder, and Mr. Lance) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules


Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require authorizing committees to hold annual hearings on GAO investigative reports on the identification, consolidation, and elimination of duplicative Government programs.


Short title

This resolution may be cited as the Congressional Oversight to Start Taxpayer Savings Resolution or the COST Savings Resolution.


Requiring committee hearings on gao investigative reports

Clause 2 of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:


Within 90 calendar days after the Comptroller General transmits each annual report to Congress identifying programs, agencies, offices, and initiatives with duplicative goals and activities within the Government pursuant to section 21 of the joint resolution of February 12, 2010, increasing the statutory limit on the public debt (Public Law 111–139), each standing committee (except the Committee on Appropriations) with jurisdiction over any such program or agency covered by that report shall conduct hearings on the recommendations for consolidation and elimination of such program or agency.