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The House and Senate Committees on Contracting and Assistance



I had planned to write a detailed article about my plan for the above committees. However, I'm never going to get to it. So, I'm going to try a series of quick posts to get my thoughts published. Don't tell me that these committees will never be formed. I know they won't. Committees and subcommittees are entities run by politicians for politicians. However, I can dream.

You can see from the titles of my proposed committees that they would deal with federal contracting and federal assistance. For now, this blog entry will deal with federal contracting only. In fact, this blog entry will deal only with the structure of the committees. Both the House and Senate committees will have the same jurisdiction and subcommittees. Here we go!

Committee on Contracting and Assistance: Complete jurisdiction over federal contracting. No other committee or subcommittee may propose contracting legislation.

  • Subcommittee on Defense Contracting: All defense contracting issues.
  • Subcommittee on Civilian Agency and Congressional Agency Contracting: All civilian and congressional agency contracting issues.
  • Subcommittee on Small Business Contracting: All small business and socioeconomic issues.
  • Subcommittee on the Contracting Workforce: All issues dealing with the contracting workforce.
  • Subcommittee on Streamlining: Identifying (1) current public laws governing federal contracting with the goal of eliminating unnecessary and conflicting legislation and (2) any needed public laws.
  • Subcommittee on Congressional Contracting Goals: For any needed public laws, this subcommittee will convert specific legislative language into congressional goals that identify the outcomes Congress seeks to achieve.

I view the first 4 subcommittees as oversight committees that would work with the last 2 subcommittees. However, I see much work for the final 2 subcommittees beginning with Day 1.

More later.


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