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Short Titles as Introduced

Federal Realignment and Closure Commission Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive review of Federal agencies and programs and to recommend the elimination or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or outdated functions, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/28/2011Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
07/28/2011Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2011Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/2011Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large] 10/14/2011
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-15] 10/14/2011
Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-50] 10/14/2011
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 04/24/2012

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Oversight and Government Reform07/28/2011 Referred to
House Rules07/28/2011 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/28/2011)

Federal Realignment and Closure Commission Act - Establishes the Federal Realignment and Closure Commission to assess the effectiveness and accountability of federal agency programs.  Requires the Commission to: (1) evaluate all agencies and programs to eliminate duplicative functions and wasteful or inefficient spending or mismanagement; and (2) recommend the realignment or elimination of agencies or programs that have completed their intended purpose, have become irrelevant, or have failed to meet their objectives. 

Requires the President to: (1) transmit to the Commission and to Congress a report containing the President's approval or disapproval of the Commission's plan and recommendations, and (2) eliminate or realign all agencies and programs pursuant to the Commission's recommendations approved by the President unless Congress enacts a resolution disapproving such recommendations.