This bill — the Duplication Scoring Act of 2019 — would eliminate duplicative federal government programs and prevent the formation of future duplicative federal government programs.
Specifically, this bill would:
- Require the administration to achieve $10 billion in savings by consolidating federal programs identified in the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) annual duplication reports within 150 days of this bill’s enactment.
- Require GAO to post duplication reports on its website and provide this information to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) going forward.
- Ask the president to identify and submit to Congress legislative changes that are necessary to further enable consolidation, elimination, or streamlining of duplicative programs or activities.
- Require the CBO to include an assessment of the extent to which a piece of legislation creates new duplication within the government in its legislative cost estimates.