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S.994: DATA Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Mark Warner, D-Va.
Total Cosponsors 10 (4 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced May 21, 2013
Latest Major Action May 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on April 10, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 or the DATA Act - (Sec. 2) States as the purposes of this Act to:

  • expand the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 by disclosing direct federal agency expenditures and linking federal contract, loan, and grant spending information to federal programs to enable taxpayers and policy makers to track federal spending more effectively;
  • establish government-wide data standards for financial data and provide consistent, reliable, and searchable government-wide spending data that is displayed accurately for taxpayers and policy makers on USASpending.gov;
  • simplify reporting for entities receiving federal funds by streamlining reporting requirements and reducing compliance costs while improving transparency;
  • improve the quali...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-101.
May 9, 2014 Signed by President.
April 30, 2014 Presented to President.
April 28, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3203-3205)
April 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 994.
April 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3203-3207)
April 28, 2014 Mr. Issa moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
April 28, 2014 Held at the desk.
April 28, 2014 Received in the House.
April 10, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
April 10, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2359-2361)
April 10, 2014 The committee substitute was withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
April 10, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S2359-2362)
March 27, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 337.
March 27, 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. 113-139.
Nov. 6, 2013 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
May 21, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.