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CIGIE Legislation Committee

    Interim Committee Chair ~~
      J. Anthony Ogden, Inspector General, Government Printing Office

Mission |   Bills ~ 111th Congress |   Other Items of Interest |   Archived Legislative Information

Note: Prior to the establishment of the CIGIE, this committee operated under the auspices of the "PCIE" (President's Council on Integrity & Efficiency) and the "ECIE" (Executive Council on Integrity & Efficiency). Reports completed prior to the CIGIE use the PCIE & ECIE acronyms in their titles.

Mission Statement ~ February 2009

The PCIE and ECIE adopted A Strategic Framework 2005 - 2010, which designated the Legislation Committee "as a centralized point-of-contact and liaison for the PCIE and ECIE to ensure regular and ongoing communication with congressional committees, committee staff, other congressional contacts, and GAO regarding issues of common interest. . . ." The Legislation Committee was charged with the responsibility for providing input to and receiving feedback from Congress on legislation affecting the IG community as a whole.

As the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) gets underway, the Legislation Committee will continue to fulfill these responsibilities in a professional, proactive, and efficient manner. The Committee is dedicated to providing helpful and timely information about Congressional initiatives to the IG community; soliciting the views and concerns of the community in response to Congressional initiatives and requests; and presenting views and recommendations to Congressional entities and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on issues and initiatives of interest.

The Legislation Committee will strive to advance the following objectives:

    1) Foster a productive and enduring relationship with members of Congress and committees that are vital to and have an interest in government fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and other issues paramount to the IG community;

    2) Advance efficiency and effectiveness in government programs as prescribed by the IG Act, by raising awareness and presenting sound counsel to Congress, OMB, and other stakeholders; and

    3) Inform and keep current our fellow IGs about proposals and initiatives to improve the IG community's performance.

Legislation Committee Action Plan for the 111th Congress ~ February 2009

The Committee, working as a whole and through the skills and experience of individual committee members, will:

  • Meet with leadership and senior committee staff of the House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Homeland Security and Government Reform committees (and subcommittees) early in the new Congress to initiate and maintain a productive working relationship.
  • Identify additional congressional committees and staff for additional outreach on behalf of the IG community and conduct orientation briefings on the roles and duties of IGs and the CIGIE.
  • Meet with OMB, GAO, and other stakeholders on issues as appropriate.
  • Develop a list of legislative issues that are a priority for the IG community.
  • Present the IG community's views and recommendations to relevant Congressional entities on legislative proposals affecting the IG community.
  • Coordinate CIGIE response when the IG community is asked by a Congressional entity to provide information, comments, or recommendations on a particular topic or proposal.
  • Prepare and distribute a monthly update to the community on the status of Congressional legislation involving Federal IGs.


Bills ~ 111th Congress


  • Summary Document as of May 11, 2009

  • Public Law 111-5
    Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.

Other Items of Interest


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