House OKs Agency Accountability Bill After Stutter

Law360, New York (December 22, 2010, 8:02 PM EST) -- After a false start, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that would require federal agencies to improve efficiency and accountability alongside tighter budget and performance goals.

The bill, known as the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act, passed the House on Tuesday by a 216-139 vote, and now needs only the approval of President Barack Obama before becoming law.

“As I've said many times before, 'If it's not perfect, make it better,' and I think this bill will go a long way in improving...
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