Senate Bill 17
115th Congress(2017-2018)
GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 3, 2017
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jan 3, 2017
Latest Action
Jan 3, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
17
Congress
115
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Nebraska
Montana
Indiana
Delaware
North Carolina
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wyoming
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017

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.

Text (1)
January 3, 2017
Actions (2)
01/03/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
01/03/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 4, 2017 4:47:42 AM
Updated
Dec 5, 2020 7:07:16 AM