Proposed legislation (31 - 40 of 47 items)
Trends in Federal Regulation of the Energy Industry
117738: Jan 1, 1982
Trends in U.S. energy industry regulation are reviewed. According to the article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 1, Winter 1982, federal involvement in energy regulation has increased dramatically since 1973, but Congress, the Administration, the States, and industry are all currently reexamining the multitude of regulatory requirements with an emphasis on deregulation...
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...
Comments on H.R. 7689
B-200171: Published: Nov 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1980.
Comments on the Research and Development Authorization Estimates Act, H.R. 7689, are presented. GAO has historically encouraged Congress to think, debate, and act with a longer term perspective and to focus more attention on crosscutting national policy areas such as science and technology. The 2-year budget estimates required by H.R. 7689 would be an important step toward longer range planning an...
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...
Paperwork Imposed on the Meat Industry by USDA
111913: Mar 26, 1980
A review of the meat industry revealed that shortcomings in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) paperwork management program allowed for the: (1) preparing of meaningless burden estimates; and (2) collecting of unneeded, unused, and duplicate information from the meat industry. One key to resolving the problems is the availability of reliable information regarding the paperwork burden imposed....
Routine Disclosure of Broadcaster Financial Records
111721: Mar 4, 1980
A bill has been proposed which would amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to collect certain financial information from commercial broadcast station licensees and to make such information available for public inspection. A GAO report issued in August 1979 recommended that a public inquiry be made to evaluate the arguments for and against finan...
Accurate Information--Government Managers Cannot Do Without It
113717: Mar 3, 1980
The lack of the right kind of information affects the way the Government functions. In financial management, a manager needs timely, complete, and accurate information on: legal limits and resources available, obligations and costs incurred and their relationship to budgeted amounts, work goals achieved and their cost, the degree to which work goals are met, and opportunities to achieve goals at a...
Senate Bill To Reduce Paper Work In Enforcement of Government Construction Contract Provisions Relating to Wage Rates Paid to Employees
110494: Oct 2, 1979
Senate bill 1681 would amend the Copeland Anti-Kickback Act to eliminate the requirement that construction contractors submit weekly statements to the federal government on the wages paid to each employee. Such weekly payroll reporting requirements result in unnecessary contractor costs, estimated at about $190 million a year, which are passed on to the government. The weekly submission of certifi...
Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
110460: Sep 26, 1979
The rationale for a new and comprehensive disclosure measure, as provided in S. 1564, finds support from the need to correct the defects of present law and to remedy the clear shortcomings in the present law's administration and enforcement. The disclosure of major lobbying efforts that are designed fo secure the passage or defeat of legislation is not covered. The disclosure provisions of the pr...