H.Res.702 - Directing the Comptroller General of the United States to submit reports ensuring the effectiveness of Federal programs and amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that certain standing committees of the House hold at least one hearing on each such report that falls within their jurisdiction.111th Congress (2009-2010)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] (Introduced 07/30/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform; Rules|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/30/2009 Referred to House Rules (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.702 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/30/2009)
Directs the Comptroller General to report to Congress on the effectiveness of each federal program, within two years after it begins to be implemented, to determine its effectiveness and whether it is carrying out the intent of Congress.
Amends Rule XI (Procedures of Committees and Unfinished Business) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a standing committee,within 30 legislative days after it receives such a report, to hold a hearing on the subject matter of that report. Requires the committee, at a hearing for a program authorized for 10 or more years or with an open-ended authorization, to determine appropriate intervals for additional hearings respecting the program's effectiveness.
Exempts from such requirement the House Committees on: (1) Appropriations; (2) House Administration; (3) Rules; and (4) Standards of Official Conduct.