Text: H.R.3226 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 3226 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3226

   To provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any 
  salaries or expenses of any task force, council, or similar office 
which is established by or at the direction of the President and headed 
    by an individual who has been inappropriately appointed to such 
   position (on other than an interim basis), without the advice and 
                         consent of the Senate.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 15, 2009

  Mr. Kingston (for himself, Mr. Carter, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Brady of 
   Texas, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Latta, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Poe of 
Texas, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Linder, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Chaffetz, 
   Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Hoekstra, Ms. Fallin, Mr. Shadegg, and Mr. 
   Lamborn) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
              Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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                                 A BILL


 
   To provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any 
  salaries or expenses of any task force, council, or similar office 
which is established by or at the direction of the President and headed 
    by an individual who has been inappropriately appointed to such 
   position (on other than an interim basis), without the advice and 
                         consent of the Senate.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Czar Accountability and Reform 
(CZAR) Act of 2009''.

SEC. 2. LIMITATION.

    (a) In General.--Appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any 
salaries or expenses of any task force, council, or similar office--
            (1) which is established by or at the direction of the 
        President; and
            (2) the head of which--
                    (A) is appointed to such position (on other than an 
                interim basis) without the advice and consent of the 
                Senate;
                    (B) is excepted from the competitive service by 
                reason of its confidential, policy-determining, the 
                policy-making, or policy-advocating character; and
                    (C) performs or delegates functions which (but for 
                the establishment of such task force, council, or 
                similar office) would be performed or delegated by an 
                individual in a position to which the President 
                appoints an individual by and with the advice and 
                consent of the Senate.
    (b) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term 
``competitive service'' has the meaning given such term by section 2102 
of title 5, United States Code.
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