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S. 2183 (116th): Duplication Scoring Act of 2019

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About the bill

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 similar financial information from tax filers.

However, there is no official government mechanism to check whether pending legislation would add to accidental duplication.

What the legislation does

The Duplication Scoring Act would require the GAO to review any bill which ...

Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Jul 18, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 24, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

ICYMI: HSGAC Committee Passes Paul Legislation to Help Stop New Wasteful Spending
    — Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY] (Sponsor) on Jul 25, 2019

Senator Lankford Bills Promoting Government Transparency Pass Committee
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 24, 2019

Rep. Meadows Introduces “Duplication Scoring Act”
    — Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11, 2013-2020] on Sep 17, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 2183 will add $2 million in new spending through 2024.


Jul 18, 2019

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

Jul 24, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Sep 23, 2019
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.

S. 2183 (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 S. 2183. 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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