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SA 451. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 782, to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end of the bill, insert the following:
SEC. __X. PREVENTING DUPLICATIVE AND OVERLAPPING GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.
(a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the "Preventing Duplicative and Overlapping Government Programs Act".
(b) Amendment to the Standing Rules of the Senate.--Paragraph 11 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (c), by striking "and (b)" and inserting "(b), and (c)";
(2) by redesignating subparagraph (c) and subparagraph (d); and
(3) by inserting after subparagraph (b) the following:
"(c) Each such report shall also contain--
"(1) an analysis by the Congressional Research Service to determine if the bill or joint resolution creates any new Federal program, office, or initiative that would duplicate or overlap any existing Federal program, office, or initiative with similar mission, purpose, goals, or activities along with a listing of all of the overlapping or duplicative Federal program or programs, office or offices, or initiative or initiatives; and
"(2) an explanation provided by the committee as to why the creation of each new program, office, or initiative is necessary if a similar program or programs, office or offices, or initiative or initiatives already exist.".


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jun 9, 2011.)