H.R.2646 - Government Accountability Office Improvement Act of 2009

To amend title 31, United States Code, to enhance the oversight authorities of the Comptroller General, and for other purposes. view all titles (5)

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  • Official: To amend title 31, United States Code, to enhance the oversight authorities of the Comptroller General, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Government Accountability Office Improvement Act of 2010 as passed house.

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Official Summary

Government Accountability Office Improvement Act of 2009 - (Sec. 2) Authorizes the Comptroller General to: (1) obtain federal agency records required to discharge his or her duties, including through bringing civil actions under this Act; and (2) make and retain copies of agency records and

Official Summary

Government Accountability Office Improvement Act of 2009 -

(Sec. 2)

Authorizes the Comptroller General to:
(1) obtain federal agency records required to discharge his or her duties, including through bringing civil actions under this Act; and
(2) make and retain copies of agency records and interview federal agency officers and employees.

(Sec. 3)

Requires the Comptroller General's express consent for other Government Accountability Office (GAO) employees to administer oaths to witnesses in matters other than auditing and settling accounts.

(Sec. 4)

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.

(Sec. 5)

Authorizes the Comptroller General, for five years following enactment of this Act, to conduct reviews, including on-site examinations, of credit facilities established by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or any federal reserve bank, and of the establishment of such facilities, in:
(1) carrying out any action or function approved by the Board under provisions authorizing a federal reserve bank to discount for any individual, partnership, or corporation, notes, drafts, and bills of exchange when they are endorsed or otherwise secured to the satisfaction of the bank; or
(2) in providing temporary assistance to private institutions as the lender of last resort. Lists as credit facilities to which this section applies:
(1) the Money Market Investor Funding Facility;
(2) the Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility;
(3) the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility;
(4) the Term Auction Facility;
(5) the Primary Dealer Credit Facility;
(6) the Commercial Paper Funding Facility;
(7) the Term Securities Lending Facility, including the Term Securities Lending Facility Options Program;
(8) the Revolving Credit Facility;
(9) reciprocal currency arrangements with foreign central banks;
(10) the Mortgage Backed Securities Purchase Program, as well as the purchase of debt obligations from a government sponsored enterprise; and
(11) any special purpose vehicle through which any such credit facility conducts any activity or lending. Requires the Comptroller General to report to Congress within 90 days of each review's completion. Provides for access by the Comptroller General to all records and property used by any such credit facility established by an agency. Directs the Comptroller General to prevent unauthorized access to records or property of or used by any such credit facility.

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