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S.808: A bill to establish the Office of the Inspector General of the Senate.

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Sponsor Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 24, 2013
Latest Major Action April 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Establishes the Office of the Inspector General (IG) of the Senate.

Requires the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate to appoint the first IG.

Limits the IG to an initial five-year term and two additional terms if reappointed.

Requires the IG to: (1) audit and investigate Senate programs and operations; (2) review legislation and regulations relating to Senate programs and operations, and make recommendations concerning their impact on the economy and efficiency in the administration of such programs and operations or the prevention and detection of fraud and abuse in them; and (3) keep the Committee on Rules and Administration and the Committee on Appropriations informed concerning fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies relating to such administration and recommend corrective action.

Requires the Office to establish a publicly available website for posting its reports and audits, including a direct homepage link for individu...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 24, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.