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H.R. 71: 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 ...

Sponsor and status

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


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 4, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 4, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

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


Jan 3, 2017

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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.

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 71 is 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.

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