S. 1297: Government Transformation Act of 2013

Jul 16, 2013
Referred to Committee
2% chance of being enacted
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Mark Kirk
Junior Senator from Illinois
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Jul 16, 2013
21 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2675 (Related)
Government Transformation Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 11, 2013


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 16, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jul 16, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 16, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

7% 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

A bill to establish the Government Transformation Commission to review and make recommendations regarding cost control in the Federal Government, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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Government Transformation Act of 2013 - Establishes the Government Transformation Commission as an independent commission. Directs the Commission to:
make specific and actionable recommendations to congressional committees for legislative changes, including opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce government costs, proposals to reduce government expenditures and indebtedness and improve personnel management, and proposals to make the federal government more economical, efficient, and effective; make recommendations to the President for the elimination, consolidation, or improvement of federal programs and for reinvestment and opportunities for innovation in federal agencies; provide advice and recommendations to federal agencies to make programs more economical, efficient, and effective, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to improve and report on agency performance plans, and to Congress, OMB, and federal agencies on the design and implementation of significant new federal programs; provide a mechanism whereby federal employees, citizens, and other interested parties can offer ideas and recommendations for reviewing and improving federal programs; conduct research into best organization practices and government reform efforts and provide a repository for such information; develop and maintain criteria and a schedule for assessing federal agencies and programs; assess program evaluations; maintain the privacy and security of any data used by the Commission; and support requests made under the Freedom of Information Act. Requires the Commission to make interim and annual reports on its activities to the President and Congress.
Provides for expedited congressional consideration of legislation to implement recommendations of the Commission.
Terminates the Commission seven years after the enactment of this Act.

House Republican Conference Summary

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