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S. 2276 (115th): Good Accounting Obligation in Government Act

A bill to require agencies to submit reports on outstanding recommendations in the annual budget justification submitted to Congress.

Sponsor and status

Todd Young

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Indiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Jan 4, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 3, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 3, 2019.

Pub.L. 115-414

Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Sends Walker's GAO-IG Act to Stop Wasteful Spending in Federal Agencies and Bring Needed Accountability to the President
    — Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6, 2015-2020] on Dec 21, 2018

The House Passes Walker's GAO-IG Act to Stop Wasteful Spending in Federal Agencies and Bring Needed Accountability
    — Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6, 2015-2020] on Jul 16, 2018

House Oversight Committee Approves Walker's GAO-IG Act
    — Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC6, 2015-2020] on May 24, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 2276 will add $5 million in new spending through 2023.


Jan 4, 2018

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

Jun 13, 2018
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 4, 2018
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Dec 6, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Dec 21, 2018
Passed House

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

Jan 3, 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2276 (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 S. 2276. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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