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Lawmakers Seek to Address Federal Duplication Through Bipartisan Bill

CongressHouse and Senate lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal agency executives to address redundancies uncovered by the Government Accountability Office, Federal Times reported Thursday.

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) cosponsored the Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016 with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.), Carten Cordell writes.

The GREAT Act would also require agencies to inform the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on how they would address duplication and coordinate resources.

The proposed legislation comes a week after GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro released a report that detailed 92 actions and 37 areas where agencies could reduce duplication and eliminate waste, Cordell reports.

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