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Executive order “defunded”

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The House moves to block funding for Executive Order 13422, which would increase Office of Management and Budget oversight over all federal agencies, with legislation passed June 28. Among other things, the order states that OMB has the authority to require notice and review of agency guidance documents (1"The Tan Sheet" Jan. 29, 2007, In Brief). An amendment to an appropriations bill (HR 2829) passed by the House stipulates that "none of the funds made available by this act may be used to implement" the executive order. The bill provides funding for the Treasury Department, Executive Office and general government activities. The amendment was co-sponsored by Science Subcommittee on Oversight Chair Brad Miller, D-N.C., and Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law Chair Linda Sanchez, D-Cal., who each held hearings on the executive order in February (2"The Tan Sheet" March 12, 2007, p. 10). No similar action has been taken as yet in the Senate...

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