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H.R. 5985 (117th): SIGSSAW Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 20, 2022.


This bill establishes the Office of the Special Inspector General (SIG) for State Spending and Waste.

Specifically, the SIG must

conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations of the treatment, handling, and expenditure of amounts appropriated or otherwise made available for use by states; and establish, maintain, and oversee such systems, procedures, and controls as the SIG considers appropriate to discharge its duties. Whenever information or assistance requested by the SIG is unreasonably refused or not provided, the SIG shall report the circumstances to the Department of Justice and to the appropriate congressional committees without delay.

The SIG shall report on a quarterly basis to such committees and to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.