ABSTRACT

S. Rept. 117-106: Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, Report to Accompany S. 2838, May 5, 2022   [open pdf - 326KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "S. 2838, the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, requires the Government Publishing Office (GPO) to create and maintain a public online portal that contains electronic copies of congressionally mandated reports, with the exception of classified reports. The bill also requires agencies to submit their congressionally mandated reports to GPO, and GPO must track agency submissions and publish them no later than 30 days after receipt. Agencies must submit the reports to GPO within 30 to 45 days after they are submitted to Congress. Within 180 days after the bill's enactment, the Office of Management and Budget must issue agency guidance on implementation. To the extent practicable and within one year of enactment, GPO must publish on the portal reports that were required to be submitted to Congress before the bill's enactment. This bill will increase government transparency by providing the public easily-accessible information on how agencies are accomplishing their policy goals. This bill will consolidate information in one database and will help build institutional knowledge within congressional staff as well as serve as a resource for concerned citizens, students, and academics."

Report Number:
S. Rept. 117-106; Senate Report 117-106
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Date:
2022
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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