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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 651

     To require the posting online of certain government contracts.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 15, 2017

 Mrs. McCaskill (for herself and Mr. Tester) introduced the following 
 bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland 
                   Security and Governmental Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
     To require the posting online of certain government contracts.

    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 ``Contractor Accountability and 
Transparency Act of 2017''.

SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT TO POST GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS ONLINE.

    (a) In General.--Section 2 of the Federal Funding Accountability 
and Transparency Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-282; 31 U.S.C. 6101) is 
amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsections 
        (g) and (h), respectively; and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new 
        subsection:
    ``(f) Posting of Contracts.--
            ``(1) Covered contract defined.--In this subsection, the 
        term `covered contract' means any contract, subcontract, 
        purchase order, task order, or delivery order for the 
        procurement of property or services with a value greater than 
        the simplified acquisition threshold (as defined in section 134 
        of title 41, United States Code).
            ``(2) Posting requirement.--The website established under 
        this section shall include a machine readable, searchable copy 
        of each covered contract entered into by a Federal agency after 
        the date of the enactment of this subsection. The copy shall be 
        posted not later than 30 days after the agency enters into the 
        contract.
            ``(3) Exclusion of certain information.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Subject to subparagraphs (B) and 
                (C), the contractor providing property or services 
                under a covered contract posted pursuant to this 
                subsection may request to redact from such contract any 
                national security sensitive or classified information 
                or trade secrets or other proprietary information.
                    ``(B) Final determination by contracting 
                official.--The contracting official of the Federal 
                agency awarding the covered contract shall determine 
                the extent to which redaction of material under 
                subparagraph (A) is appropriate and permissible in 
                accordance with guidance issued by the Director of the 
                Office of Management and Budget.
                    ``(C) FOIA requirements.--An agency may not redact 
                from a contract posted pursuant to this subsection any 
                information that would be required to be made available 
                to the public under section 552 of title 5, United 
                States Code.''.
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