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house Bill H.R. 5690

GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2016

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Title

GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2016

Official Title

To ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information.

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to obtain federal agency records required to discharge the GAO's duties (including audit, evaluation, and investigative duties), including through bringing civil actions to require an agency to produce a record. No provision of the Social Security Act shall be construed to limit, amend, or supersede the GAO's authority to: (1) obtain information or inspect records about an agency's duties, powers, activities, organization, or financial transactions; or (2) obtain other agency records that the GAO requires to discharge its duties. Agency statements on actions taken or planned in response to GAO recommendations must be submitted to: (1) the congressional committees with jurisdiction over the pertinent agency program or activity, and (2) the GAO.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
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  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed September 20th, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 404 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJuly 8th, 2016

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