McTigue Testifies Before Rules Committee Today on Capitol Hill

Posted: March 22, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Maurice McTigue, distinguished visiting scholar of the Mercatus Center, testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules today at approximately 10:40 a.m. The hearing, which begins at 9:30 a.m., examines the impact of the Government Performance and Results Act’s implementation on the legislative process of house committees.

The Results Act is a tool that committees can use to maximize their knowledge of existing federal programs and work with agencies to set meaningful performance targets. The Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House hopes to determine if committees, when writing bills, naturally provide performance goals when creating or reauthorizing programs. It also will assess how the existing rules oversight/hearing structure governing committee actions affect the ability of committees to accomplish these goals.

Other witnesses include Steve Horn (R-CA), chairman, Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology; David Walker, comptroller, General Accounting Office; and Joshua Gotbaum, executive associate director and controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget.

The Rules Committee will stream the audio of the hearing live over the Internet through the Rules Committee website.

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