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H.R. 4365: Duplication Scoring Act of 2019

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In the words of Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”


Each year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) produces an annual report which suggests potential cost savings for the government and taxpayers. Many of these suggestions touch on the issue of duplication across agencies or departments.

For example, the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration (within the Department of Health and Human Services) both having responsibility over monitoring arsenic in rice. Or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) both collecting ...

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Mark Meadows

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Sep 17, 2019

Introduced on Sep 17, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 17, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Sep 17, 2019

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
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H.R. 4365 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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