H.R. 598: Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act


Jan 28, 2015


Passed House on Jan 11, 2016

This bill passed in the House on January 11, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Tim Walberg

Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016
Length: 12 pages


50% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To provide taxpayers with an annual report disclosing the cost and performance of Government programs and areas of duplication among them, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


The Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act (H.R. 598) would direct the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to post on its website a description of each federal program, including the program’s funding level, the number of people served by or benefiting from the program, and number of federal employees and contract staff involved. The bill also would require OMB to ...

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Jan 28, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 22, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Jan 11, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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