Roundup of Transparency Legislation Introduced

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As the daily “2Day in #OpenGov” round up has been on hiatus for the last two weeks, here are the relevant transparency bills that were introduced between Thursday May 5, 2011 and Friday May 20, 2011.

House:

  • H.R. 1766. A bill to ensure efficiency and fairness in the awarding of Federal contracts in connection with natural disaster reconstruction efforts; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1771. A bill to increase public confidence in the justice system and address any unwarranted racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal process; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1778. A bill to assure quality and best value with respect to Federal construction projects by prohibiting the practice known as bid shopping; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1782. A bill to implement the recommendations of the report of the Government Accountability Office entitled “Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue”; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1786. A bill to provide for the application of sections 552, 552a, and 552b of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) to the Smithsonian Institution…
  • H.R. 1793. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to deter public corruption, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1800. A bill to temporarily extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 relating to access to business records and roving wiretaps and to permanently extend expiring provisions of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers…
  • H.R. 1823. A bill to modernize, shorten, and simplify the Federal criminal code, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1860. A bill to promote neutrality, simplicity, and fairness in the taxation of digital goods and digital services; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1866. A bill to require Members of Congress to disclose delinquent tax liability and to require an ethics inquiry into, and the garnishment of the wages of, a Member with Federal tax liability…
  • H.R. 1906. A bill to amend title 41, United States Code, to prohibit executive agencies from requiring the disclosure of political contributions by an entity submitting an offer for a Federal contract; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • H.R. 1923. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit public officials from engaging in undisclosed self-dealing; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 1924. A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to protect States that have in effect laws or orders with respect to pay to play reform, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Senate:

  • S. 890. A bill to establish the supplemental fraud fighting account, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • S. 927. A bill to require congressional approval before implementation of certain agency actions, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
  • S. 945. A bill to save at least $5,000,000,000 by consolidating some duplicative and overlapping Government programs; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 991. A bill to ensure efficient performance of agency functions; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • S. 994. A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to protect States that have in effect laws or orders with respect to pay-to-play reform, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
  • S. 995. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit public officials from engaging in undisclosed self-dealing; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

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