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SA 3340. Mr. WARNER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 4213, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. ARRA PLANNING.
Section 1512(d) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5; 123 Stat. 288) is amended--
(1) in the subsection heading, by inserting "Plans and" after "Agency";
(2) by striking "Not later than" and inserting the following:
"(1) DEFINITION.--In this subsection, the term `covered program' means a program for which funds are appropriated under this division--
"(A) in an amount that is--
"(i) more than $2,000,000,000; and
"(ii) more than 150 percent of the funds appropriated for the program for fiscal year 2008; or
"(B) that did not exist before the date of enactment of this Act.
"(2) PLANS.--Not later than July 1, 2010, the head of each agency that distributes recovery funds shall submit to Congress and make available on the website of the agency a plan for each covered program, which shall, at a minimum, contain--
"(A) a description of the goals for the covered program using recovery funds;
"(B) a discussion of how the goals described in subparagraph (A) relate to the goals for ongoing activities of the covered program, if applicable;
"(C) a description of the activities that the agency will undertake to achieve the goals described in subparagraph (A);
"(D) a description of the total recovery funding for the covered program and the recovery funding for each activity under the covered program, including identifying whether the activity will be carried out using grants, contracts, or other types of funding mechanisms;
"(E) a schedule of milestones for major phases of the activities under the covered program, with planned delivery dates;
"(F) performance measures the agency will use to track the progress of each of the activities under the covered program in meeting the goals described in subparagraph (A), including performance targets, the frequency of measurement, and a description of the methodology for each measure;
"(G) a description of the process of the agency for the periodic review of the progress of the covered program towards meeting the goals described in subparagraph (A); and
"(H) a description of how the agency will hold program managers accountable for achieving the goals described in subparagraph (A).
"(3) REPORTS.--
"(A) IN GENERAL.--Not later than"; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(B) REPORTS ON PLANS.--Not later than 30 days after the end of the calendar quarter ending September 30, 2010, and every calendar quarter thereafter during which the agency obligates or expends recovery funds, the head of each agency that developed a plan for a covered program under paragraph (2) shall submit to Congress and make available on a website of the agency a report for each covered program that--
"(i) discusses the progress of the agency in implementing the plan;
"(ii) describes the progress towards achieving the goals described in paragraph (2)(A) for the covered program;
"(iii) discusses the status of each activity carried out under the covered program, including whether the activity is completed;
"(iv) details the unobligated and unexpired balances and total obligations and outlays under the covered program;
"(v) discusses--
"(I) whether the covered program has met the milestones for the covered program described in paragraph (2)(E);
"(II) if the covered program has failed to meet the milestones, the reasons why; and
"(III) any changes in the milestones for the covered program, including the reasons for the change;
"(vi) discusses the performance of the covered program, including--
"(I) whether the covered program has met the performance measures for the covered program described in paragraph (2)(F);
"(II) if the covered program has failed to meet the performance measures, the reasons why; and
"(III) any trends in information relating to the performance of the covered program; and
"(vii) evaluates the ability of the covered program to meet the goals of the covered program given the performance of the covered program.".


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 1, 2010.)