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house Bill H.R. 3089

Do Federal Agencies Need to Close Accounts That Have Expired Grant Funding?

Argument in favor

More needs to be done to stop the waste of taxpayer dollars on maintaining expired and empty federal grant accounts.

Richard's Opinion
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08/01/2016
Why isn't this being done as a matter of routine? You have to pass a piece of legislation to get this done? Ridiculous.
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William's Opinion
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08/01/2016
If the account has expired, it should either not exist or be renewed, otherwise it is a waist of money. The cost of the bill is less than the annual cost of these accounts, and once closed will continue to save money even once this bill's purpose is completed. That's $400,000 annually saved during the process of closure and then $2 million annually saved after completion.
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Joseph's Opinion
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08/01/2016
The fact that a bill must be introduced for this purpose indicates the inefficiency of government bureaucracy.
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Argument opposed

This is additional work for the agencies maintaining the grant accounts, and they’re already doing their best to close the expired accounts.

Carol's Opinion
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11/19/2015
why do we have to mandate what should be done already--is anyone in the goverment doing any work????
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David's Opinion
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08/04/2016
It does not seem to me that the benefit of recovering funds sooner than in the current process is worth the added cost of recovery.
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ELScott-Savage's Opinion
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08/01/2016
Micromanage or employ competent people who understand that this should already be included as a job responsibility?
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed September 28th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJuly 16th, 2015

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
  • action
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. H. Rept. 114-264.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 200.
  • action
    Mr. Walberg moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3089.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed September 28th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJuly 16th, 2015

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