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Hice GAO Bill Passes the House

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Washington, September 20, 2016 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5687, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Mandates Revision Act of 2016. This bill, sponsored by Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA), reduces monetary waste by terminating or modifying compulsory reports deemed extraneous by the agency. Congressman Hice released the following statement after the legislation passed the House Floor:

“Restoring government efficiency starts by removing wasteful practices. H.R. 5687, the GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2016, takes one more step towards accomplishing that goal by eliminating outdated and costly reports that are no longer necessary.

Furthermore, the elimination of these reports will allow the GAO to set the right framework to conduct rigorous oversight and could save upwards of $1 million over the next five years, ensuring that federal funds are spent effectively on behalf of the American people. H.R. 5687 will help bring greater accountability and transparency to our government, and I applaud today’s passage of my bill.”

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