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      house Committees
      House Committee on Rules
    IntroducedMarch 15th, 2013

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Official Title

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish the Committee on the Elimination of Nonessential Federal Programs.

Summary

Amends Rule X (Organization of Committees) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish the House Committee on Elimination of Nonessential Federal Programs to: (1) modify or eliminate underperforming or nonessential federal programs, and (2) identify federal programs and activities that duplicate or compete with activities available from the private sector. Requires the Committee to: (1) research, review, and study federal programs underperforming or nonessential, and determine which ones should be modified or eliminated; (2) develop recommendations to the House designed for such action; and (3) report annually to the House a detailed statement of its findings and conclusions, a list of such programs, legislation to eliminate them, and rescissions based on the findings of the report. Prescribes expedited procedures for legislation reported by the Committee.