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112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6136

 To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require the Director 
     of the Congressional Budget Office to make all data and other 
   information relating to the estimating of the cost of legislation 
                    available on its public website.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 17, 2012

  Mr. Murphy of Pennsylvania (for himself, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. 
Tiberi, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Gohmert, and Mr. Ross 
 of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                        Committee on the Budget

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to require the Director 
     of the Congressional Budget Office to make all data and other 
   information relating to the estimating of the cost of legislation 
                    available on its public website.

    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 ``Congressional Budget Office 
Transparency Act''.

SEC. 2. PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF CBO DATA REGARDING THE SCORING OF 
              LEGISLATION.

    Section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by 
inserting ``(a) Cost Estimates.--'' after ``sec. 402.'' and by adding 
at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(b) Public Availability of Cost Estimate Data.--(1) Except as 
provided by paragraph (2), whenever the Director of the Congressional 
Budget Office prepares an estimate of costs for any bill or resolution 
under subsection (a), the Director shall post on the public website of 
the Congressional Budget Office all working papers, including data, 
informational papers, methodologies, spreadsheets, computer programs, 
background data, revenue estimates, and aggregate data provided by the 
Joint Committee on Taxation, and any other material used to derive such 
cost estimate.
    ``(2) The Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall not be 
required to post on its public website under paragraph (1) any 
proprietary information utilized by the Congressional Budget Office 
obtained from a third party with whom there is an agreement not to 
release such information.''.
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