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H.R.2061: Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013

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 10 (5 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Introduced May 21, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) States as the purposes of this Act to: (1) expand the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 by disclosing direct federal agency expenditures and linking federal contract, loan, and grant spending information to programs of federal agencies to enable taxpayers and policy makers to track federal spending more effectively; (2) provide consistent, reliable, and searchable government-wide spending data that is displayed accurately for taxpayers and policy makers on the USASpending.gov website; (3) analyze federal spending data to proactively prevent waste, fraud, abuse, and improper payments; (4) simplify reporting for entities receiving federal funds by streamlining reporting requirements and reducing compliance costs while improving transparency; and (5) improve the quality of data submitted to USASpending.gov by holding federal agencies accountable for the completeness and accuracy of the data subm...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 19, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Nov. 18, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 388 - 1 (Roll no. 588). (text: CR H7157-7160)

Nov. 18, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7167-7168)
Nov. 18, 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.
Nov. 18, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2061.
Nov. 18, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7157-7162)
Nov. 18, 2013 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Nov. 18, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 193.
Nov. 18, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-270.
May 22, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 22, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.