About the bill
It would be ironic if the report itself came in $1 billion over budget and five years behind schedule.
A number of taxpayer-funded projects are taking significantly longer or costing significantly more than originally projected. Prominent examples include everything from the current 2020 Census to NASA space missions, plutonium cleanup sites to New York City subway construction.
What the bill does
The Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act would require an annual public report detailing all federal projects that are running at least $1 billion over budget or at least five years behind schedule.
(That would likely include President Trump’s proposed border wall, for which U.S. Customs and Border Protection last week increased its original cost estimate up to $11 billion.)
The report would be compiled by the Office ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2019
Length: 4 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on March 27, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
12 Cosponsors (8 Republicans, 4 Democrats)
Ordered Reported — Nov 6, 2019
What legislators are saying
“Gallagher Named 2020 Fiscal Hero by Campaign to Fix the Debt”
— Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8] (Sponsor) on Aug 17, 2020
Mar 27, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 18, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2015.
H.R. 1917 (116th) 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. 1917. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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