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S.2061: Preventing Conflicts of Interest with Contractors Act

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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 Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 27, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 19, 2014
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Bill Summary

Preventing Conflicts of Interest with Contractors Act - Provides that a contract may not be entered into, and an extension of or option on a contract may not be exercised, with a contractor to conduct a quality review process relating to background investigation fieldwork services or background investigation support services if the contractor is performing the services to be reviewed.

Defines, for purposes of this Act:

  • "agency" as an executive agency, a military department, an element of the intelligence community, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), or the Postal Regulatory Commission;
  • "background investigation fieldwork services" as the investigatory fieldwork conducted to determine the eligibility of an individual for logical and physical access to federally-controlled facilities or information systems, suitability or fitness for federal employment, eligibility for access to classified information or to hold a national security sensitive position, o...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 19, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Sept. 19, 2014 Received in the House.
Sept. 19, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Sept. 18, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5873-5874; text as passed Senate: CR S5873-5874)
Sept. 16, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 565.
Sept. 16, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-257.
June 25, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Feb. 27, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.