H.R.5403 - SWAMP Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] (Introduced 03/22/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/23/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5403 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/22/2018)
Strategic Withdrawal of Agencies for Meaningful Placement Act of 2018 or the SWAMP Act
This bill: (1) repeals the requirement that all offices attached to the seat of government be exercised in the District of Columbia, and not elsewhere; and (2) prohibits new construction or major renovation of certain executive agency headquarters in the Washington Metropolitan area.
The General Services Administration (GSA) must: (1) establish a process to allow an executive agency to request GSA to issue a solicitation for the relocation of its headquarters; (2) allow any state to bid for the relocation of the agency's headquarters; and (3) in consultation with the executive agency, select a state for the relocation of the agency's headquarters using a competitive bidding procedure based on certain considerations.