Oversight To Consider Transparency Legislation with Amendments Tomorrow

June 21, 2011

WASHINGTON – H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, will be marked up at a business meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday, June 22nd, at 9:30 a.m. The business meeting will be streamed live at http://oversight.house.gov.

Chairman Issa has released an amendment making several changes to the bill to incorporate changes suggested by transparency groups, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and the minority members of the Committee. Chairman Issa’s amendment also incorporates a provision of legislation introduced by Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, which will strengthen the authority of the Government Accountability Office to access agency records.

The Committee will also mark up H.R. 1974, the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley, D-IL., which will require federal agencies to submit all Congressionally mandated reports to Government Printing Office (GPO) to be made publicly available. The GPO had indicated they will be able to do this at no additional taxpayer cost.

Full Business Meeting Schedule

  • H.R. 2146, the DATA Act
  • H.R. 1974, the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
  • Activity Report of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
  • H.R. 2061, the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011
  • H.R. 2149, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4354 Pahoa Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii, as the “Cecil L. Heftel Post Office Building”
  • H.R. 789, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 20 Main Street in Little Ferry, New Jersey, as the “Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton Post Office”
  • H.R. 1843, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 489 Army Drive in Barrigada, Guam, as the “John Pangelinan Gerber Post Office Building”
  • H.R. 1975, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 281 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, as the “First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office Building”
  • H.R. 2062, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 45 Meetinghouse Lane in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, as the “Matthew A. Pucino Post Office”
  • H.R. 2213, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Eastport Street in Luka, Mississippi , as the “Sergeant Jason W. Vaughn Post Office”
  • H.R. 2244, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 67 Castle Street in Geneva, New York, as the ”Corporal Steven Blaine Riccione Post Office”

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Related Documents

Issa Amendment