S. 2177: Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act

CBO Score

$10 million

Date of Report

Wed October 23rd, 2019

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

A bill to provide taxpayers with an improved understanding of Government programs through the disclosure of cost, performance, and areas of duplication among them, leverage existing data to achieve a functional Federal program inventory, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. James Lankford — R — OK

Changees how information about federal programs is provided online. The legislation would require that specific information about each program administered by a federal agency be available to the public on a website operated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). That information would include: Expenditure data for three fiscal years, Any performance reviews of the program, Statutes authorizing the program, Major regulations related to the program, and Any federal assistance provided by the program. OMB would have 180 days to develop an initial plan and begin a pilot program to post the necessary information; OMB would need to implement the entire program within four years of enactment. The Government Accountability Office would report to the Congress on the program’s implementation and all posted information would be archived by OMB.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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