Congressional oversight (21 - 30 of 35 items)
Views and Recommendations on S. 1327
B-203900: Published: Oct 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1981.
GAO was requested to comment on S. 1327 which would amend the Inspector General Act of 1978. According to the congressional staff that drafted the legislation, the intent of one provision of the bill is to require the inspectors general to establish schedules and deadlines for resolving audit findings. However, when read in conjunction with another provision, this provision could be interpreted as...
Request for Views on H.R. 2 and H.R. 58
B-170612: Published: Sep 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1981.
GAO was requested to comment on H.R. 2 and H.R. 58, which are bills to improve congressional review of Federal programs. GAO continues to support efforts to establish procedures which will enable the congressional commitment to better oversight to be translated into action as efficiently and systematically as possible. Current congressional budget reconciliation and reduction efforts reinforce the...
Comments on H.R. 19, 97th Congress
B-169347: Published: Mar 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1981.
H.R. 19, 97th Congress, is a bill to provide a comprehensive program to improve cargo security for property being transported in interstate and foreign commerce. The bill provides new authority for reporting requirements which could be met under existing authority. Sections of the bill require agencies to report cargo losses to the appropriate regulatory agency. These requirements are unnecessary...
H.R. 6686, The Congressional Reports Elimination Act of 1980
112864: Jul 24, 1980
The proposed Congressional Reports Elimination Act of 1980 is a bill which would eliminate and/or modify mandated reporting requirements, thereby decreasing the workload and cost of government operations. GAO strongly supports efforts directed at reducing unnecessary paperwork in the federal government. This bill is the culmination of several years of effort on the part of Congress, the Executive,...
Comments on H.R. 6686
B-197291: Published: May 30, 1980. Publicly Released: May 30, 1980.
The Congressional Reports Elimination Act of 1980 is proposed legislation which consolidates the reporting reductions sent by GAO to the House Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security and those contained in other proposed legislation. One section of the bill would repeal a reporting requirement for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Secretary of the Treasury to de...
Comments on H.R. 24
B-167710: Published: Mar 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1980.
GAO recommended approval of proposed legislation to improve congressional oversight of Federal programs by effecting basic changes in the authorities applicable to GAO. The provision of judicial remedies to enforce GAO access to records rights would be improved, and congressional input into the selection of future Comptrollers General and their Deputies would be formalized...
H.R. 5858, the Sunset Review Act of 1979
110989: Nov 29, 1979
Legislation has been proposed which would create the kind of mechanisms and procedures necessary for improving Congressional oversight. One feature of this bill emphasizing review rather than reauthorization and automatic termination would reduce the possibility of overloading the oversight and legislative capabilities of the Congress. Improved program review, a critical element of oversight refor...
S. 1304, the Legislative Oversight Act of 1979
110350: Sep 13, 1979
The Legislative Oversight Act of 1979 has been proposed in an effort to strengthen congressional oversight of Federal programs. While GAO supports this effort, there is some question whether the bill would achieve some important oversight reform objectives such as assuring that Congress has an opportunity to periodically reconsider all Federal programs, and establishing a workable review process a...
Reform of Federal Regulation Act of 1979 and the Regulation Reform Act of 1979
094369: May 23, 1979
No summary is currently available...
The Reform of Federal Regulation Act of 1979 and the Regulation Reform Act of 1979
109454: May 23, 1979
GAO strongly supports the general thrust of two Senate regulatory reform bills, that regulatory agencies should carefully and comprehensively evaluate the effects of proposed and existing rules. Congressional oversight of this process is essential; however, the role that the bill vests with the Congressional Budget Office should be assigned to GAO to avoid duplication of responsibilities, some of...