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Senate Concurrent Resolution 114--Providing for Corrections to the Enrollment of the Bill S. 2590

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 114--PROVIDING FOR CORRECTIONS TO THE ENROLLMENT OF THE BILL S. 2590 -- (Senate - September 13, 2006)

Mr. COBURN submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

S. Con. Res. 114

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That, in the enrollment of the bill S. 2590, the Secretary of the Senate shall make the following corrections:

(1) In section 2(a), strike paragraphs (2) and (3) and insert the following:

``(2) FEDERAL AWARD.--The term `Federal award'--

``(A) means Federal financial assistance and expenditures that--

``(i) include grants, subgrants, loans, awards, cooperative agreements, and other forms of financial assistance;

``(ii) include contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, task orders, and delivery orders;

``(B) does not include individual transactions below $25,000; and

``(C) before October 1, 2008, does not include credit card transactions.

``(3) SEARCHABLE WEBSITE.--The term `searchable website' means a website that allows the public to--

``(A) search and aggregate Federal funding by any element required by subsection (b)(1);

``(B) ascertain through a single search the total amount of Federal funding awarded to an entity by a Federal award described in paragraph (2)(A)(i), by fiscal year;

``(C) ascertain through a single search the total amount of Federal funding awarded to an entity by a Federal award described in paragraph (2)(A)(ii), by fiscal year; and

``(D) download data included in subparagraph (A) included in the outcome from searches.''.

(2) In section 2(b)(1), strike ``section and section 204 of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-347; 44 U.S.C. 3501 note),'' and insert ``section, section 204 of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-347; 44 U.S.C. 3501 note), and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403 et seq.),''.

(3) In section 2, strike subsection (c) and insert the following:

``(c) Website.--The website established under this section--

``(1) may use as the source of its data the Federal Procurement Data System, Federal Assistance Award Data System, and Grants.gov, if all of these data sources are searchable through the website and can be accessed in a search on the website required by this Act, provided that the user may--

``(A) specify such search shall be confined to Federal contracts and subcontracts;

``(B) specify such search shall be confined to include grants, subgrants, loans, awards, cooperative agreements, and other forms of financial assistance;

``(2) shall not be considered in compliance if it hyperlinks to the Federal Procurement Data System website, Federal Assistance Award Data System website, Grants.gov website, or other existing websites, so that the information elements required by subsection (b)(1) cannot be searched electronically by field in a single search;

``(3) shall provide an opportunity for the public to provide input about the utility of the site and recommendations for improvements;

``(4) shall be updated not later than 30 days after the award of any Federal award requiring a posting; and

``(5) shall provide for separate searches for Federal awards described in subsection (a) to distinguish between the Federal awards described in subsection (a)(2)(A)(i) and those described in subsection (a)(2)(A)(ii).''.

(4) Add at the end the following:

``SEC. 4. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORTING REQUIREMENT.

``Not later than January 1, 2010, the Comptroller General shall submit to Congress a report on compliance with this Act.''

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