H.R.3071 – Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017

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H.R.3071 – Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017


Under HR 3071 ‘with respect to any cost-effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition conducted on or after the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the head of each executive agency shall consider equipment rental in such cost-effectiveness analysis.’

Not later than two years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a comprehensive report on the decisions made by each executive agency to acquire equipment by lease or purchase pursuant to subpart 7.4 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

(Full text of H.R. 3071 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1] (Introduced 06/27/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 – 0 (Roll no. 624).

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Cost to the taxpayers:  . Because H.R. 3071 would not materially change how agencies acquire equipment, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3071 would have no significant effect on the federal budget.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  H.R. 3071 could affect direct spending by agencies not funded through annual appropriations; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. CBO estimates, however, that any net increase in spending by those agencies would not be significant. Enacting H.R. 3071 would not affect revenues.

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 3071 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. 3071 would not increase net 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:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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