H.R. 72: GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017

The second bill President Trump ever signed into law is Public Law 115–3, the GAO Access and Oversight Act. (The first bill Trump signed — which GovTrack Insider previously covered — was a one-page waiver allowing James Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense, despite not having yet been out of the military for seven years as the law usually ... Continue reading »



Jan 3, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 31, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 31, 2017.


Pub.L. 115-3


Buddy Carter

Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 21, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 17: GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017

Referred to Committee on Jan 3, 2017. 98% incorporated. (compare text)


Jan 3, 2017

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 4, 2017
Passed House

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.

Jan 17, 2017
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 31, 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 72 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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