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H.R.3308: Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2014

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 Billy Long, R-Mo.
Total Cosponsors 113 (All Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 27, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on February 25, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2014 - Requires each communication funded by a federal agency that is an advertisement, or that provides information about any federal program, benefit, or service to clearly state: (1) in the case of a printed communication, including mass mailings, signs, and billboards, that the communication is printed or published at taxpayer expense; and (2) in the case of a communication transmitted through radio, television, or the Internet, that the communication is produced or disseminated at taxpayer expense. Requires such notification to state that a communication is provided by the U.S. government, rather than at taxpayer expense, if the communication is funded entirely by user fees or by other sources that do not include federal funds.

Requires any such printed communication: (1) to be o...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 27, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Feb. 26, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1947-1948)
Feb. 26, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3308.
Feb. 26, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1947-1950)
Feb. 26, 2014 Mr. Farenthold moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. (consideration: CR H1947)
Feb. 25, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 266.
Feb. 25, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-358.
Feb. 11, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Feb. 11, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 22, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.