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S.643: Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2013

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Sponsor Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Total Cosponsors 4 (1 Democrat, 3 Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action March 21, 2013
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Bill Summary

Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2013 - Expands the awards program for disclosures by federal employees of fraud, waste, or mismanagement that result in cost savings to the employee's agency to include identification of surplus funds or unnecessary budget authority. Directs that any savings resulting from the identification of such funds or budget authority be deposited in the Treasury and used to reduce a budget deficit or the federal debt.

Prohibits the payment of awards to: (1) federal officers who serve in a position at level I of the Executive Schedule; (2) the head of an agency; or (3) a commissioner, board member, or other voting member of an independent establishment.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 21, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.