Proposed legislation (21 - 30 of 47 items)
H.R. 4395 Represents the Kind of Lobbying Disclosure Law GAO Would Be Willing and Able To Administer
B-129874: Published: Jun 19, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
GAO commented on H.R. 4395, a bill to amend lobbying regulation to correct most of the administrative and enforcement deficiencies contained in existing law. GAO believes that under H.R. 4395 the Comptroller General would be in a better position to apply his resources productively to provide meaningful and complete lobbying information to Congress and the public, to provide assistance and guidance...
Public Disclosure of Lobbying Act of 1979
B-129874: Published: Feb 27, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Recurring Reports to Congress--Efforts To Eliminate or Modify Certain Reporting Requirements
AFMD-85-49: Published: Apr 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1985.
After an Office of Management and Budget survey to identify unneeded executive reports to Congress, GAO identified several reporting requirements which it believes that Congress should consider in legislative proposals designed to achieve cost savings and eliminate or modify unneeded reporting requirements.GAO found that the original purpose for the Secretary of the Interior's report on oil well s...
GAO Views on H.R. 5184
123751: Mar 27, 1984
Testimony was given on proposed legislation which would encourage federal agencies to base their contract awards on competition to the maximum extent practical. GAO generally supports this legislation; however, there are a few areas of the bill in which GAO believes that refinements would be useful. The bill would preclude an agency from either awarding a contract or continuing contract performanc...
124851: Jan 1, 1984
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 3, Summer 1984, briefly summarizes five legislative actions that provide for: (1) the reporting of National Endowment for Democracy financial transactions; (2) adherence to newly created audit standards; (3) reporting of Department of Defense procurement practices; (4) citizen incentives to identify government waste, fraud, and mismana...
Federal Regulation of Medical Devices--Problems Still To Be Overcome
HRD-83-53: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
GAO discussed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) efforts to regulate the medical device industry under amendments to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which require FDA to: (1) protect the public against unsafe or ineffective new devices gaining entry to the market; (2) review devices on the market before passage of amendments; and (3) classify all devices according to risk and regulate them...
124346: Jan 1, 1983
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 18, Issue 3, Summer 1983, discussed legislative developments relating to the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act, the Consolidated Federal Funds Report Act, the Refugee Assistance Amendments of 1982, the nine-digit ZIP code, health care for merchant seamen, and audits of the Federal Reserve, legislative accounts, and cost overruns in civi...
Proposed Legislation To Revise and Reinstate the Renegotiation Act of 1951
119115: Aug 4, 1982
GAO was asked to comment on proposed legislation which would revise and reinstate the Renegotiation Act of 1951. The bill requires contractors to report renegotiable business on the basis of division and product line. The prior method of renegotiation appeared to favor large diversified corporations, but use of a product line approach would be more effective in reducing the number of large firms t...
H.R. 6005: The Congressional Reports Elimination Act of 1982
119119: Jul 29, 1982
GAO discussed a proposed bill which would discontinue or amend certain requirements for agency reports to Congress. The bill would eliminate or modify approximately 200 mandated reporting requirements, thereby decreasing the workload and cost of Government operations. The Office of Management and Budget estimated that passage of the bill would save the Government more than $10 million annually. GA...
Comments on H.R. 5540
B-206673: Published: Apr 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1982.
GAO stated its concerns regarding H.R. 5540, a proposed bill that would add a new section to the Defense Procurement Act of 1950. The original version of the proposed bill was reviewed because the amended version was not available. GAO suggested that subsection (b) be modified by: (1) deleting the language allowing the use of unobligated Department of Defense (DOD) balances and rescinded funds; (2...