WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) announced a markup for Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00am ET. At the markup, the Oversight Committee will consider bipartisan legislation, the D.C. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus Revitalization Act, to transfer the administrative jurisdiction over the RFK stadium site from the Secretary of the Interior to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), allowing the District of Columbia to revitalize the RFK Memorial stadium campus site. Additionally, the panel will consider several bills that reform the federal government hiring and procurement process, improve government transparency, and modernize federal government IT.
WHAT: Full Committee Markup
- H.R. 4984, the D.C. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Campus Revitalization Act: This bipartisan legislation that transfers administrative jurisdiction over the RFK stadium site from the Secretary of the Interior to the Administrator of the GSA. The bill requires GSA to enter into a lease with the District of Columbia, under which D.C. may use the land for stadium redevelopment, commercial and residential development, or other public purposes.
- H.R. 5040, the Cannabis Users Restoration of Eligibility (CURE) Act: The bill prevents prior marijuana use from becoming grounds for failing to receive security clearance or for being found unsuitable for federal employment. The CURE Act will also allow for someone who has previously been denied a security clearance or a federal job opportunity based on marijuana use the chance to have that denial reviewed.
- H.R.__, the Modernizing Government Technology Reform Act: This bill reauthorizes and restores the original purpose of the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) to ensure that the TMF can be a sustainable, revolving fund dedicated to addressing federal legacy IT.
- H.R. 4428, the Guidance Clarity Act: This bill improves government transparency by requiring federal agencies to state prominently on the opening page of any guidance document that agency guidance does not have the force and effect of law and is not binding on the public; and the document is intended only to provide clarity to the public about existing legal requirements or agency policies.
- H.R.__, the Safe and Smart Federal Purchasing Act: This bill requires the OMB Director to evaluate federal procurement law to determine whether the current process creates a national security risk.
- Several postal naming measures
DATE: September 20, 2023
TIME: 10:00am ET
LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
The markup will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at https://oversight.house.gov/