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S. 272: Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021

A bill to amend the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, to require the budget justifications and appropriation requests of agencies be made publicly available.

Sponsor and status

Gary Peters

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Michigan. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Feb 8, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 24, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 24, 2021.

Pub.L. 117-40

4 Cosponsors (3 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

the daily leader: monday, august 23, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Aug 22, 2021

the weekly leader: friday, august 20, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Aug 20, 2021

the daily leader: friday, july 30, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jul 29, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to S. 272 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 22: Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 5, 2021. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2055: Transparency in Government Act of 2021

Introduced on Mar 18, 2021. 4% incorporated. (compare text)


Feb 8, 2021

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Mar 17, 2021
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 27, 2021
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.

Jun 24, 2021
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 23, 2021
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Aug 23, 2021
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Sep 24, 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 272 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 272. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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