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H.R.313: GSA 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 Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 1, 2013
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Bill Summary

Government Spending Accountability Act of 2013 or the GSA Act of 2013 - Requires each federal agency to post on its public website detailed information on employee presentations at conferences, including: (1) the prepared text of any verbal presentation; and (2) any visual, digital, video, or audio materials presented, including photographs, slides, and audio-visual recordings. Allows a waiver of such requirement for reasons of national security.

Limits to $500,000 the amount that any agency may spend to support a single conference. Allows an agency head to waive such limitation for a specific conference after making a determination that a higher expenditure is justified as the most cost-effective option to achieve a compelling purpose. Requires the agency head to report to the appropriate congressional committees on any waiver granted and the justification for such waiver.

Prohibits an agency from paying the travel expenses for more than 50 employees stationed in t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 1, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 31, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 31, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5193-5194)
July 31, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 313.
July 31, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5193-5196)
July 31, 2013 Mr. Meadows moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 30, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 131.
July 30, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-183.
March 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
March 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.