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S.1271: Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 8 (4 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced July 10, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Directs the President to establish guidelines for the establishment of measurable goals, performance metrics, and monitoring and evaluation plans for U.S. foreign assistance programs.

Requires: (1) each appropriate federal department or agency to begin using such guidelines within one year after their establishment, and (2) the President to submit a related report to Congress within 18 months.

States that the Secretary of State shall not be required to implement guidelines for certain security sector assistance programs to the extent that the President is already taking steps to implement measures with respect to similar security sector assistance.

Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to submit related reports to Congress.

(Sec. 3) Directs the President to require the Secretary of State to revise the Department of State's Internet website, ForeignAssistance.gov, to make publicly ava...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 20, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 283.
Dec. 20, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-131.
Nov. 14, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 10, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.