The operative term here is “require”. This term sets up a scenario where programs will be labeled duplicative when they are not. Given that it’s Rand Paul and Mark Meadows introducing this bill it will be the poor, vulnerable, disabled, and nonwhite residents of this nation who will be targeted and will suffer. What are the criteria to determine duplication? Who will make those decisions? The requirement that programs be cut opens the door to substantial abuse, and preferential treatment of the politically well connected.