WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) sponsored H.R. 7438 Duplication Scoring Act of 2020 and today issued the following statement:
“I am proud to sponsor the Duplication Scoring Act with several of my colleagues. These days, Washington is growing the government daily by expanding duplicitous and redundant federal programs. It’s high time we, the American people, are able to see an unfiltered view of legislation that is proposed and passed by congress.”
This legislation would simply require GAO to use its Annual Report on Overlap and Duplication to analyze certain legislation and determine whether or not a bill would create another federal program that already exists. Many times, members of Congress are asked to vote on legislation without receiving enough time to properly vet proposals that often already exist. Since GAO already does most of the hard work when they produce their report, it’s only natural that they highlight the areas of duplication so that congress can reform existing programs of interst instead of creating redundant initiatives.
This legislation will help the American people see the truth. It will score legislation similar to how the Congressional Budget Office analyzes the cost of bills. Providing this helpful tool will drive us toward a more lean federal government that works for the American people.
Original cosponsors that joined U.S. Representative Paul Gosar in introducing this legislation include U.S. Representatives James Comer (KY-1), Andy Biggs (AZ-5), Andy Harris (MD-1), Debbie Lesko (AZ-8), Glenn Grothman (WI-6), Jody Hice (GA-10), Louie Gohmert (TX-1), Scott Perry (PA-10) & Ted Yoho (FL-3).
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is the sponsor of companion legislation in the Senate, S. 2183.
This legislation is endorsed by FreedomWorks.
Source: U.S. Representative Paul Gosar’s Office