S. Report 117-94: To Require the Comptroller General of the United States to Review Certain Legislation in Order to Identify Potential Risks of Duplication of and Overlap with Existing Federal Programs, Offices, and Initiatives, Report to Accompany S. 664, March 16, 2022   [open pdf - 354KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "The purpose of S. 664, the Duplication Scoring Act of 2021, is to help prevent duplication of and overlap with existing Federal programs, offices, and initiatives in proposed legislation. The legislation requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review each committee-reported bill or joint resolution and determine if it is at risk of duplicating or overlapping with an existing program, office, or initiative previously identified in a GAO duplication, fragmentation, and overlap report. If it is determined that the bill or resolution is at risk of duplication or overlap, GAO is required to identify the name of the new program or initiative, the section of the bill where it is established, and the GAO duplication report where the previous duplication was identified, to submit the information to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director and the committee that reported the bill or resolution, and to publish the information on the GAO website. CBO may include the information as a supplement to its cost estimate when transmitted to the committee."

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S. Rept. 117-94; Senate Report 117-94
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