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S.1347: Conference Accountability Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

Conference Accountability Act of 2014 - Prohibits a federal agency from paying the travel expenses for more than 50 employees stationed in the United States to attend any conference (defined as a meeting, retreat, seminar, symposium, or event that involves attendee travel) occurring outside the United States, unless the Deputy Secretary and the Chief Financial Officer of the agency submits to Congress before the conference a written certification that attendance for such employees is in the national interest.

Requires each agency to post on its public website, for five years, quarterly reports, in a searchable electronic format, on each conference that was held during the preceding three months for which the agency paid more than $50,000. Requires each report to include:

  • the itemized expenses paid by the agency, including travel expenses, the cost of scouting for and selecting the location of the conference, and any agency expenditures to otherwise support t...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 1, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 582.
Oct. 1, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper under authority of the order of the Senate of 09/18/2014 with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-268. Additional views filed.
July 30, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.