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house Bill H.R. 3572

Will More Oversight of Acquisition Programs Keep DHS From Wasting Money?

Argument in favor

Increased accountability and transparency in government agencies is always a good thing. The Dept. of Homeland Security is no exception.

BTSundra's Opinion
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02/25/2016
Government waste spending is bad, and transparency is good. I'm not sure why this is a debate.
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Mary's Opinion
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11/01/2015
Accountability to taxpayers for every dime, is a must.
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Wanda's Opinion
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02/10/2016
DHS is a. Spaghetti boel of agencies. Improved accountability is a good idea.
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Argument opposed

DHS is already trying to make its acquisition program more efficient and transparent. Congress doesn’t need to meddle in the process.

Alis's Opinion
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10/20/2015
Congress wastes huge amounts of money: i personally would like to claim my refund from the Benghazi Select committee, from the Planned Parenthood debacle and for the 60+ ACA repeal attempts. All of which were clearly understood to be politically motivated & futile and were abysmally managed for all to see! Homeland Security would be MORE efficient if congress stayed out of their way! HELL NO!
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operaman's Opinion
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10/21/2015
No. While any overview would be helpful, government would keep doing what government has always done-waste money.
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GrumpyMSgt's Opinion
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10/21/2015
Don't need anymore bureaucrats sucking off the public teat.
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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 October 20th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedSeptember 18th, 2015

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
  • action
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 114-297.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 226.
  • action
    Mr. McCaul 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. 3572.
  • 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.
  • hearings
    Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held.

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 October 20th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedSeptember 18th, 2015

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    Government waste spending is bad, and transparency is good. I'm not sure why this is a debate.
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    Congress wastes huge amounts of money: i personally would like to claim my refund from the Benghazi Select committee, from the Planned Parenthood debacle and for the 60+ ACA repeal attempts. All of which were clearly understood to be politically motivated & futile and were abysmally managed for all to see! Homeland Security would be MORE efficient if congress stayed out of their way! HELL NO!
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    Accountability to taxpayers for every dime, is a must.
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    No. While any overview would be helpful, government would keep doing what government has always done-waste money.
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    Don't need anymore bureaucrats sucking off the public teat.
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    We don't need more oversight what we need is more incentive to do the right thing.
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    I think a much more extensive bill covering all government programs would be a better option. This is a good start and I'm glad that congress has this on the table.
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    NO NO NO!!! Every single department head should be held accountable and it should not take an act of Congress to make sure it is done. I agree with Scott Perry (R-PA), “It’s just amazing to me that we would actually buy this stuff without really having a clue about its efficiency.” If they have not been doing this as normal procedure, then fire every single department head. Their replacements will ensure the proper procedures are in place their first week on the job...
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    DHS is a. Spaghetti boel of agencies. Improved accountability is a good idea.
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    Small price to pay for visibility and accountability.
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    Yes!
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    I've lost count of the number of bills having to do with DHS that I've seen. What a mess. Disband DHS. At this point no one is going to be able to control this FUBAR department.
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    Yes no oversight means no boundaries
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    How is this a question of debate?? We allow the Govt to watch and track our every move as they recklessly bleed us dry and drive this country to insolvency while barley letting us in behind closed doors..We paid for those doors, bout time we kick them down!!
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    We deserve to know where our $ goes
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    Stop waste!
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    Transparency is never a bad thing.
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    Only if they don't have power to do anything worth the results. And only if they are permanent. There also must be protections against kickbacks to "massage" the numbers for some political figures benefit.
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    Whenever the Feds get involved, they waste money. Why not allow the states more power in "overviewing"? If the States (the people) could overview the Feds, we might become "Great again".
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    It appears we have folks who are are afraid of their own shadow. More laws only make matters worse and create a bureaucratic government paperwork to slow up the actual work they need to do. Give them a chance to do their job. Between our local police, sheriffs department and federal agencies they are doing a great job.
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