Text: H.R.3226 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/15/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3226

To provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries or expenses of any task force, council, or similar office which is established by or at the direction of the President and headed by an individual who has been inappropriately appointed to such position (on other than an interim basis), without the advice and consent of the Senate.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 15, 2009

Mr. Kingston (for himself, Mr. Carter, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Latta, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Linder, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Hoekstra, Ms. Fallin, Mr. Shadegg, and Mr. Lamborn) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries or expenses of any task force, council, or similar office which is established by or at the direction of the President and headed by an individual who has been inappropriately appointed to such position (on other than an interim basis), without the advice and consent of the Senate.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Czar Accountability and Reform (CZAR) Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Limitation.

(a) In general.—Appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries or expenses of any task force, council, or similar office—

(1) which is established by or at the direction of the President; and

(2) the head of which—

(A) is appointed to such position (on other than an interim basis) without the advice and consent of the Senate;

(B) is excepted from the competitive service by reason of its confidential, policy-determining, the policy-making, or policy-advocating character; and

(C) performs or delegates functions which (but for the establishment of such task force, council, or similar office) would be performed or delegated by an individual in a position to which the President appoints an individual by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

(b) Definition.—For purposes of this section, the term “competitive service” has the meaning given such term by section 2102 of title 5, United States Code.