H. R. 504
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 25, 2023
Mr. Burgess (for himself and Mr. Davis of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability
To amend title 5, United States Code, to require an executive agency to submit information to any committee of the House of Representatives upon the request of 7 of the members of the committee, and to submit information to any committee of the Senate upon the request of 5 of the members of the committee, if the information relates to any matter under the jurisdiction of the committee, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Response from Executive Agencies to Congress on Time Act or the
Requiring submission of information to committees upon request of minimum number of committee members
Submission of information
Section 2954 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking
agency, on request and all that follows through
shall submit and inserting the following:
agency, on request of any authorizing committee or permanent select committee of the House of Representatives or of any 7 members thereof, or on request of any authorizing or permanent select committee of the Senate or of any 5 members thereof, shall submit.
Deadline for submission; enforcement
Section 2954 of such title is amended—
An Executive and inserting
(a) Submission of information.—An Executive; and
by adding at the end the following:
An Executive agency shall submit the information requested by a committee under subsection (a) not later than 45 days after the committee requests the information, or not later than such alternative deadline as the committee may specify in its request.
A committee, or any 7 members thereof (in the case of a committee of the House of Representatives) or any 5 members thereof (in the case of a committee of the Senate), which is aggrieved by a violation of this section by an Executive agency may file an action in the appropriate district court of the United States for such injunctive and declaratory relief as may be appropriate.
The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to requests made on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.