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H.R. 3071 (115th): Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3071 requires a revision to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) directing agencies to consider equipment rental in any cost effectiveness analysis performed prior to acquiring a piece of equipment. The bill also requires the Government Accountability Office to submit a report to Congress two years after enactment on agency decisions to obtain equipment by purchase, lease, or rental.

In 2012, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that agencies annually spent more than $200 billion purchasing or leasing equipment. Purchasing accounted for almost all of the spending. Current rules ...

Sponsor and status

Buddy Carter

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Jun 27, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 13, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

History

Jun 27, 2017
 
Introduced

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Sep 13, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 8, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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Nov 13, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 3071 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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