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Government Accountability

Lee Terry supports bringing more accountability to the Federal government. This will result in improved productivity and cost savings to important programs. Congressman Terry supports several initiatives in this area, including:

  • The Government Accountability and Streamlining Act of 2003 (H.R. 2743) - to require that any legislation reported by a congressional committee or subcommittee be reviewed by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to determine if new government programs would be created by the legislation. If so, GAO would ascertain whether the new programs would be redundant with functions performed in an existing government agency and/or could be more efficiently performed by an existing agency.
  • The Congressional Responsibility Act (H.R. 110) - which requires every agency in the Executive Brach to submit each individual rulemaking, by way of a concise general statement regarding the rule’s purpose, to Congress for a vote.

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