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Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2018

Short Titles as Introduced

Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2018

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to require executive agencies to consider rental in any analysis for equipment acquisition, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
11/26/2018Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson without amendment. With written report No. 115-383.
07/19/2018Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
11/26/2018Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 669.
Action By: Senate
11/26/2018Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson without amendment. With written report No. 115-383.
09/26/2018Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
07/19/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]* 07/19/2018
Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]* 07/19/2018

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs07/19/2018 Referred to
09/26/2018 Markup by
11/26/2018 Reported by S. Rept. 115-383

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Introduced in Senate (07/19/2018)

Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2018

This bill requires executive branch agencies to acquire equipment using the method of acquisition most advantageous to the federal government based on a case-by-case analysis of comparative costs and other factors. The methods of acquisition compared in the analysis must, at a minimum, include purchase, short-term rental or lease, long-term rental or lease, interagency acquisition, and acquisition agreements with a state or a local government. The bill includes exceptions for emergency declarations, major disaster declarations, and other emergency situations.