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H.R. 2061 (113th): Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013

Nov 18, 2013 at 6:57 p.m. ET. On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2061 (113th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

The DATA Act would require the Treasury Department to create government-wide data standards for agency financial reports, payments, budget actions, contract reporting, and grant reporting, direct agencies to use those data standards, and mandate that information be published online. Once it is fully implemented, the DATA Act will be the most significant federal transparency reform since President Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act in 1967. This comprehensive House bill contains an accountability platform that was removed from the Senate's companion legislation S. 994. The provision would expand the mandate of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board's Recovery Operations Center, which used open data analytics to eliminate potential waste and fraud in stimulus spending, to cover all federal disbursements rather than just stimulus grants and contracts. --- summary from the Data Transparency Coalition (http://datacoalition.blogspot.com/2013/11/data-act-passes-us-house.html)

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 100%
 
 
388
210
 
178
 
Nay 0%
 
 
1
0
 
1
 
Not Voting
 
 
41
20
 
21
 

Passed. 2/3 Required. Source: house.gov.

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