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H.R.2146 DATA Act, 112th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Apr 26, 2012 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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  • 98% of users support H.R.2146

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Establishes an independent agency in the executive branch, to be known as the Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency Board, to improve transparency in federal spending and coordinate investigations in order to prevent fraud. The board would be responsible for making spending available to the public online. The bill would also call on the board to establish government-wide data reporting standards for all information that it would require to be disclosed.

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • POPVOX's “Write Congress” Tool Implemented by House Committee ... - July 15, 2012 by legalinformatics - According to the post, the Committee is implementing the “Write Congress” widget on the following bills: H.R. 2146, H.R. 459, H.R. 4607, H.R. 4155, and H.R. 4078. For more information, please see the complete post.

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      As noted by legalinformatics on July 15, 2012, "According to the post, the Committee is implementing the “Write Congress” widget on the following bills: H.R. 2146, H.R. 459, H.R. 4607, H.R. 4155, and H.R. 4078. For more information, please see the complete post." (/url?q=http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/popvoxs-write-congress-tool-implemented-by-house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform/&sa=U&ei=xmYJUOHNAcnY2QXPko2uBw&ved=0CC8QmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNFQu1cirH7iIMc9MwFyQEpvLK_wlA)
    • POPVOX's “Write Congress” Tool Implemented by House Committee ... - July 15, 2012 by legalinformatics - According to the post, the Committee is implementing the “Write Congress” widget on the following bills: H.R. 2146, H.R. 459, H.R. 4607, H.R. 4155, and H.R. 4078. For more information, please see the complete post.

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      As noted by legalinformatics on July 15, 2012, "According to the post, the Committee is implementing the “Write Congress” widget on the following bills: H.R. 2146, H.R. 459, H.R. 4607, H.R. 4155, and H.R. 4078. For more information, please see the complete post." (/url?q=http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/popvoxs-write-congress-tool-implemented-by-house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform/&sa=U&ei=CwQIUMvwOojo2AXJ0eG3BA&ved=0CC4QmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNHFvEPmdCnf0to3KZM139VCiSEn2w)
    • POPVOX's “Write Congress” Tool Implemented by House Committee ... - July 15, 2012 by legalinformatics - According to the post, the Committee is implementing the “Write Congress” widget on the following bills: H.R. 2146, H.R. 459, H.R. 4607, H.R. 4155, and H.R. 4078. For more information, please see the complete post.

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      As noted by legalinformatics on July 15, 2012, "According to the post, the Committee is implementing the “Write Congress” widget on the following bills: H.R. 2146, H.R. 459, H.R. 4607, H.R. 4155, and H.R. 4078. For more information, please see the complete post." (/url?q=http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/popvoxs-write-congress-tool-implemented-by-house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform/&sa=U&ei=BJwFUL3DEeiY8AGekoWGBw&ved=0CCsQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNFsg9PAUGiQqmGPuamIlNESngz6eA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Werfel: New laws could set back transparency efforts - July 18, 2012 by FCW.com - In April, the House passed by voice vote its Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or the DATA Act (H.R. 2146). The bill would create the Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency Commission, which is to succeed the board that ...

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      As noted by FCW.com on July 18, 2012, "In April, the House passed by voice vote its Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or the DATA Act (H.R. 2146). The bill would create the Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency Commission, which is to succeed the board that ..." (http://fcw.com/articles/2012/07/18/data-act-dislike-werfel.aspx)
    • Werfel: New laws could set back transparency efforts - July 17, 2012 by FCW.com - In April, the House passed by voice vote its Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or the DATA Act (H.R. 2146). The bill would create the Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency Commission, which is to succeed the board that ...

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      As noted by FCW.com on July 17, 2012, "In April, the House passed by voice vote its Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or the DATA Act (H.R. 2146). The bill would create the Federal Accountability and Spending Transparency Commission, which is to succeed the board that ..." (http://fcw.com/Articles/2012/07/18/data-act-dislike-werfel.aspx)
    • Analytics Bellwether Teradata Champions the DATA Act: for Social Good, Economic Good - July 05, 2012 by Sacramento Bee - Teradata will call attention to the benefits of integrated data analytics for the social and economic good by urging the Senate to pass H.R. 2146 and adopt an innovative process already successful among multiple state revenue agencies – which ...

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      As noted by Sacramento Bee on July 05, 2012, "Teradata will call attention to the benefits of integrated data analytics for the social and economic good by urging the Senate to pass H.R. 2146 and adopt an innovative process already successful among multiple state revenue agencies – which ..." (http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/05/4611206/analytics-bellwether-teradata.html)
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