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H.R.4245: Transparency in Government 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 Mike Quigley, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 13, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Transparency in Government Act of 2014 - Amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 and the Rules of the House of Representatives to expand disclosure requirements for the personal financial information of Members of Congress and for foreign travel, gifts, earmarks, and representational allowances. Requires the Comptroller General (GAO) to study the effect of written requests by Members of Congress to executive agencies to carry out and provide funding for projects and activities.

Requires each congressional committee to: (1)  post on its website the schedule for public hearings and markups conducted by each committee, and (2) submit to the Clerk of the House of Representatives a complete list of all public hearings and markup schedules of the committee and its subcommittees for posting on the House website.

Requires the Clerk and the Secretary of the Senate to post on their respective websites voting record information for each Member of Congress.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Ethics
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Administration
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Rules
March 13, 2014 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform