Summary

S.Res. 427: A resolution to prevent the creation of duplicative and overlapping Federal programs. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Apr 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Apr 19, 2012

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RESOLUTION

To prevent the creation of duplicative and overlapping Federal programs.

Resolved,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This resolution may be cited as the ``Preventing Duplicative and Overlapping Government Programs Resolution''.

SEC. 2. REPORTED LEGISLATION.

Paragraph 11 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (c), by striking ``and (b)'' and inserting ``(b), and (c)''; (2) by redesignating subparagraph (c) and subparagraph (d); and (3) by inserting after subparagraph (b) the following: ``(c) The report accompanying each bill or joint resolution of a public character reported by any committee (including the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on the Budget) shall contain-- ``(1) an analysis by the Congressional Research Service to determine if the bill or joint resolution creates any new Federal program, office, or initiative that would duplicate or overlap any existing Federal program, office, or initiative with similar mission, purpose, goals, or activities along with a listing of all of the overlapping or duplicative Federal program or programs, office or offices, or initiative or initiatives; and ``(2) an explanation provided by the committee as to why the creation of each new program, office, or initiative is necessary if a similar program or programs, office or offices, or initiative or initiatives already exist.''.

SEC. 3. CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION.

Rule XVII of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended by inserting at the end thereof the following: ``6. (a) It shall not be in order in the Senate to proceed to any bill or joint...

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Bill Summary

S.Res. 427: A resolution to prevent the creation of duplicative and overlapping Federal programs.

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