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Press Release Published: Apr 5, 2024

Comer Announces Full Committee Markup on April 10

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

WHAT: Full Committee Markup

  • H.R. 7109, the Equal Representation Act: The bill amends title 13 to add a citizenship inquiry to the decennial census and exclude noncitizens from the apportionment base for the 2030 census and any future decennial census. The bill would also exclude from the apportionment base “individuals who are not citizens of the United States” for the 2030 census and any future decennial census.
  • H.R. 7868, the FEHB Protection Act: The bill requires federal agencies to verify that an employee is eligible to add a family member to their Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) health coverage plan. This bill also requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to consider coverage of ineligible individuals when conducting FEHBP fraud risk assessments and requires a comprehensive audit be conducted of employee family members currently enrolled in the FEHBP. Finally, the bill requires OPM to disenroll any ineligible individual found to be receiving FEHBP coverage.
  • H.R. 7524, the GSA Technology Accountability Act: The bill requires the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide an annual report to Congress regarding expenditures made through the Citizen Services Fund (CSF) and some expenditures made through the Acquisition Services Fund (ASF) by the end of each fiscal year.
  • H.R. ___, the Allowing Contractors to Choose Employees for Select Skills (ACCESS) Act: The bill prohibits the use of minimum education or experience requirements for proposed contractor personnel in federal contract solicitations, except when the needs of the agency cannot be met without such requirements.
  • H.R. 7867, the Renewing Efficiency in Government by Budgeting Act (REG Budgeting Act): The bill builds on Executive Order 13771 by amending the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 with requirements that federal regulatory agencies constrain unfunded new costs imposed by federal regulations. The bill requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to set an annual, government-wide regulatory budget that restricts the amount of new, unfunded regulatory costs agencies can impose each fiscal year.
  • H.R. 272, the Astronaut Safe Temporary Ride Options (ASTRO) Act: The bill amends existing law pertaining to passenger carrier use and transportation for an official purpose by authorizing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to use federal funds for the transportation of government astronauts who have returned from space, for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis, treatment, or other official duties prior to their receiving post-flight medical clearance to operate motor vehicles.
  • H.R. 3019, the Federal Prison Oversight Act: The bill requires the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to conduct risk-based assessments of Bureau of Prisons (BOP) correctional facilities, including requirements to visit facilities with higher risk scores more frequently to evaluate conditions for staff and inmates and release a public report after each inspection to which the BOP must respond. The bill also creates an ombudsman within DOJ tasked with handling complaints from incarcerated individuals, friends and family of incarcerated individuals, staff, or others regarding safety and health issues. The bill provides both the OIG and Ombudsman access to BOP facilities and relevant documents and specifies that all communication with the OIG and Ombudsman is confidential.
  • H.R. 7869, the CBPO Retirement Technical Corrections Act: This bill modifies the calculation of retirement benefits for a small group of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. This bill also directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on CBP processes regarding the enhanced benefit to ensure proper management and implementation. 
  • Various Post Office naming measures.

DATE: Wednesday, April 10, 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