H.R.72 - GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] (Introduced 01/03/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||01/31/2017 Became Public Law No: 115-3. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
This bill has the status Became Law
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
- Passed House
- Passed Senate
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: H.R.72 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 115-3 (01/31/2017)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)
GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017
(Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to obtain federal agency records required to discharge the GAO's duties (including audit, evaluation, and investigative duties), including through bringing civil actions to require an agency to produce a record.
No provision of the Social Security Act shall be construed to limit, amend, or supersede the GAO's authority to: (1) obtain information or inspect records about an agency's duties, powers, activities, organization, or financial transactions; or (2) obtain other agency records that the GAO requires to discharge its duties.
Agency statements on actions taken or planned in response to GAO recommendations must be submitted to: (1) the congressional committees with jurisdiction over the pertinent agency program or activity, and (2) the GAO.