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
- 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.