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H.R. 71 (115th): Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 71 requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to provide more online information about the cost and performance of federal programs that exceed $1 million in budget authority, such as program activities, funding amounts, performance information on awards or other financial assistance, and program evaluations. Specifically, the bill requires the publication of the following information for each program in the inventory:

Aggregated, disaggregated, or consolidated program activities; Funding for each program activity for the current and prior two fiscal years; Statutes that authorize the program; Major regulations specific to the program; Information pertaining to grants or other financial assistance distributed by the program; Links to any evaluation, assessment, or program performance reviews by the agency, an Inspector General, or GAO released during the prior five years; and ...

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Tim Walberg

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2017
Length: 10 pages
Jan 3, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 4, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

See Instead

S. 317 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Mar 15, 2017



Jan 3, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 4, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 71 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 71. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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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