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Press Release Published: Feb 2, 2024

Comer Announces Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) announced a Committee markup will take place on Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00 am ET to consider a series of legislation.

WHAT: Full Committee Markup

  • H.R. 262, the All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act of 2023: Requires agencies to submit monthly updates to the Office of Information Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on their regulatory plans – including specific information on expected costs and other economic effects. Prohibits agencies from promulgating new rules for which online updates have not been available for at least six months.
  • H.R. ___, the Information Quality Assurance Act of 2024: Builds upon the Information Quality Act and the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 by requiring agencies to rely on the best, reasonably available scientific, technical, demographic, economic, financial, and statistical information to support new rules and guidance.
  • H.R. 7184, the Congressional Budget Office Data Access Act: Provides the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a Legislative Branch Agency, with an exemption to the Privacy Act of 1974, allowing CBO to more easily access data and information maintained by federal agencies that it needs to conduct assessments.
  • H.R. 6972, the Securing Chain of Command Continuity Act: Amends the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 to require members of the National Security Council (NSC) that are also the head of an Executive Branch agency to specifically provide notification to the President, the Comptroller General of the United States (GAO), and to House and Senate leadership within 24 hours of any planned or unplanned medical incapacity impeding the ability of the NSC member to perform the function and duties of their office.
  • H.R. 6283, the Delinking Revenue from Unfair Gouging (DRUG) Act: Adds a new section to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act which would make changes to Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) pricing, including implementing de-linking policies and requiring a PBM to only charge a flat fee for drug placement versus letting them continue to charge a percentage of the drug.
  • H.R. 5798, the Protecting Our Nation’s Capital Emergency Act of 2023: Amends the D.C. Government Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to restore two provisions recently removed by the Comprehensive Policing Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022 (D.C. Law 24-345), including Metro Police Department (MPD) officer union bargaining in matters of officer discipline as well as the timeline under which such discipline must be carried out for alleged wrongdoing.
  • H.R. 5658, the Vote by Mail Tracking Act: Amends Title 39 of the U.S. Code (Postal Service) to require ballots mailed within the United States for all federal elections be mailed in an envelope with a unique Postal Service barcode that allows the ballot to be tracked in the mail.
  • H.R. 5887, the Government Service Delivery Improvement Act: Tasks the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with designating a senior OMB official as the Federal Government Service Delivery lead with the primary responsibility of coordinating government-wide efforts to improve service delivery.
  • Postal naming measures.

DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

TIME: 10:00 am ET

LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

The markup will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at