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senate Bill S. 17

GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017

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Title

GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017

Official Title

A bill to ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information.

Summary

GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 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.

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    IntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2017

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