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H.R.882: Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action April 16, 2013
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Bill Summary

Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) States that it is the policy of the U.S. government that no government contracts or grants should be awarded to individuals or business entities with seriously delinquent federal tax debts.

(Sec. 3) Requires the head of any executive agency that issues an invitation for bids or a request for proposals for a contract in an amount greater than the simplified acquisition threshold (i.e., $150,000) to require each person submitting a bid or proposal to: (1) certify that such person does not have a seriously delinquent tax debt, and (2) authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to disclose information limited to describing whether such person has a seriously delinquent tax debt.

Requires the head of any executive agency: (1) in evaluating any offer received in response to an agency solicitation for bids or proposals for a contract, to consider a certification that the offeror has a seriously delinquent tax debt to ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
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): 407 - 0 (Roll No. 104). (text: CR H2001-2002)

April 15, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2011-2012)
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. 882.
April 15, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2001-2004)
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. 21.
April 12, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 113-35.
March 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
March 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.