H.R.194 – Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2017

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H.R.194 – Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2017


“H.R. 194 makes a technical correction to the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 (P.L. 113-187). This technical correction will clarify that the General Services Administration (GSA) is responsible for the regulation and oversight of federal agency mail processing programs.”

The bill essentially affirms the role that GSA currently performs.

 (Full text of H.R. 194 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] (Introduced 01/03/2017)

Status: Passed House / Passed Senate /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote

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On Passage: Agreed to by voice vote

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Cost to the taxpayers:      CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 194 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. The legislation would amend federal law to clarify that the General Services Administration (GSA) has the responsibility for promoting and recommending efficient practices for processing mail among federal agencies. GSA already performs this function.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply

Regulatory and Other Impact:    H.R. 194 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.

Dynamic Scoring:       CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 194 would not increase direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:      This bill does not include any congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined in clause 9 of rule XXI.

Duplication of programs:    In accordance with clause 2(c)(5) of rule XIII, no provision of this bill establishes or reauthorizes a program of the Federal Government known to be duplicative of another Federal program

Direct Rule-Making:  The Committee estimates that enacting this bill does not direct the completion of any specific rule makings within the meaning of section 551 or title 5, United States Code.

Advisory Committee Statement: The Committee finds that the legislation does not establish or authorize the establishment of an advisory committee within the definition of Section 5(b) of the appendix to title 5, United States Code.

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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