Text: H.R.1938 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/22/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1938


To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to increase transparency of the Inspectors General, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 22, 2015

Mr. Kind (for himself, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Ryan of Wisconsin, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Moore, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Grothman, and Mr. Duffy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to increase transparency of the Inspectors General, and for other purposes.

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 “Inspectors General Transparency Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Duty to submit and make available to the public work product.

Section 4 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(e) (1) Whenever an Inspector General, in carrying out the duties and responsibilities established under this Act, issues a work product the Inspector General shall—

“(A) submit the work product to—

“(i) the head of each establishment reviewed in the work product;

“(ii) the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate;

“(iii) the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives;

“(iv) the congressional committees of jurisdiction;

“(v) if the work product was initiated upon request by an individual or entity other than the Inspector General, that individual or entity; and

“(vi) any Member of Congress upon request; and

“(B) not later than 3 days after the work product is submitted in final form to the head of the establishment, post the work product on the website of the Office of Inspector General.

“(2) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to authorize the public disclosure of information that is specifically prohibited from disclosure by any other provision of law.”.


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