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H.R.1162: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on April 15, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Government Accountability Office Improvement Act - Authorizes the Comptroller General to: (1) obtain federal agency records required to discharge his or her duties (including audit, evaluation, and investigative duties), including through bringing civil actions under this Act, (2) make and retain copies of agency records, and (3) administer oaths when investigating fraud or federal employee misconduct.

States that no provision of the Social Security Act or the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act shall be construed to limit, amend, or supersede the Comptroller General's authority to obtain any information, inspect, or copy any record under this Act.

Requires the Comptroller General to prescribe policies and procedures to protect from public disclosure proprietary or trade secret information obtained pursuant to the ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 17, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 264.
Dec. 17, 2013 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper without amendment. With written report No. 113-128.
July 31, 2013 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
April 16, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
April 15, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
April 15, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 - 0 (Roll no. 103). (text: CR H1998)

April 15, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2010-2011)
April 15, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
April 15, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1162.
April 15, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1998-1999)
April 15, 2013 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
April 12, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 22.
April 12, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-36.
March 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
March 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.