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H.R. 6128 (116th): Eliminate Agency Excess Space Act

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Currently, the process can take months or even years.


The federal government has increasingly come to occupy buildings through leases, rather than through outright purchases or new construction. As a result of these often-temporary measures, in fiscal year 2016, federal agencies owned 3,120 vacant buildings, plus another 7,859 buildings that were partially empty.

(Here’s a list of currently available vacant federal buildings.)

So how does an agency get someone else into that building? It’s not so easy. First, they must offer it to other federal agencies. If none take up the offer, then the building must be offered for homeless shelter providers, per the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2000. If none take up that offer, the building is screened for other potential public uses ...

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Gregory Murphy

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Mar 9, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 9, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Mar 9, 2020

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

H.R. 6128 (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. 6128. 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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