H.R.1162 - Government Accountability Office Improvement Act

To amend title 31, United States Code, to make improvements in the Government Accountability Office. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act as reported to senate.
  • Official: To amend title 31, United States Code, to make improvements in the Government Accountability Office. as introduced.
  • Short: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act as introduced.
  • Short: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act as reported to house.
  • Short: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act as passed house.

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Result: Passed - April 15, 2013

Roll call number 103 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1162 To amend title 31, United States Code, to make improvements in the Government Accountability Office

 

Official Summary

Government Accountability Office Improvement Act - Authorizes the Comptroller General to: (1) obtain federal agency records required to discharge his or her duties (including audit, evaluation, and investigative duties), including through bringing civil actions under this Act, (2) make and

Official Summary

Government Accountability Office Improvement Act - Authorizes the Comptroller General to:
(1) obtain federal agency records required to discharge his or her duties (including audit, evaluation, and investigative duties), including through bringing civil actions under this Act,
(2) make and retain copies of agency records, and
(3) administer oaths when investigating fraud or federal employee misconduct. States that no provision of the Social Security Act or the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act shall be construed to limit, amend, or supersede the Comptroller General's authority to obtain any information, inspect, or copy any record under this Act. Requires the Comptroller General to prescribe policies and procedures to protect from public disclosure proprietary or trade secret information obtained pursuant to the authority of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to:
(1) alter or amend the prohibitions against the disclosure of trade secret or other sensitive information prohibited by federal and other applicable laws; or
(2) affect the applicability of this Act, including the protections against unauthorized disclosure to obtained information. Requires agency statements on actions taken or planned in response to Comptroller General recommendations to be submitted to the congressional committees with jurisdiction over the pertinent agency program or activity and to GAO.

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