Text: H.Res.623 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H. Res. 623 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 623

     Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to prevent 
            duplicative and overlapping government programs.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 19, 2012

 Mrs. Myrick (for herself, Mr. Cooper, and Mr. Lankford) submitted the 
   following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules

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                               RESOLUTION


 
     Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to prevent 
            duplicative and overlapping government programs.

    Resolved, That clause 3 of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new 
paragraph:
    ``(i)(1) The report accompanying each bill or joint resolution of a 
public character reported by any committee (including the Committee on 
Appropriations and the Committee on the Budget) shall contain--
            ``(A) an analysis by the Congressional Research Service to 
        determine if the bill or joint resolution creates any new 
        Federal program, office, or initiative that would duplicate or 
        overlap any existing Federal program, office, or initiative 
        with similar mission, purpose, goals, or activities along with 
        a listing of all of the overlapping or duplicative Federal 
        program or programs, office or offices, or initiative or 
        initiatives; and
            ``(B) an explanation provided by the committee as to why 
        the creation of each new program, office, or initiative is 
        necessary if a similar program or programs, office or offices, 
        or initiative or initiatives exist.
    ``(2)(A) It shall not be in order to consider a bill or joint 
resolution described in subparagraph (1) unless the committee of 
jurisdiction has prepared and posted on its website an overlapping and 
duplicative program analysis and explanation for the bill or joint 
resolution.
    ``(B) The analysis and explanation required by this subparagraph 
shall contain--
            ``(i) an analysis by the Congressional Research Service to 
        determine if the bill or joint resolution creates any new 
        Federal program, office, or initiative that would duplicate or 
        overlap any existing Federal program, office, or initiative 
        with similar mission, purpose, goals, or activities along with 
        a listing of all of the overlapping or duplicative Federal 
        program or programs, office or offices, or initiative or 
        initiatives; and
            ``(ii) an explanation provided by the committee as to why 
        the creation of each new program, office, or initiative is 
        necessary if a similar program or programs, office or offices, 
        or initiative or initiatives exist.''.
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