S 1021

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1021

To limit the amount expended by the Department of Defense for printing and reproduction costs.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 18, 2011

Mr. COBURN (for himself and Mr. CARPER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations


A BILL

To limit the amount expended by the Department of Defense for printing and reproduction costs.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. LIMITATION ON ANNUAL AMOUNT OF EXPENDITURES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR PRINTING AND REPRODUCTION COSTS.

    (a) In General- The aggregate amount expended by the Department of Defense in any fiscal year after fiscal year 2011 for printing and reproduction costs may not exceed $417,000,000.

    (b) Rescission of Funds-

      (1) IN GENERAL- There is hereby rescinded from amounts appropriated or otherwise made available for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2011 the amount of $20,000,000. The Secretary of Defense shall, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, allocate the amount so rescinded across the accounts referred to in paragraph (2), and from among amounts in such accounts for printing and reproduction costs, in such manner as the Secretary considers appropriate. Not later than 150 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report setting forth the allocation of such rescission across the accounts.

      (2) ACCOUNTS- The accounts referred to in this paragraph are the accounts as follows:

        (A) Operation and Maintenance, Army.

        (B) Operation and Maintenance, Navy.

        (C) Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps.

        (D) Operation and Maintenance, Air Force.

        (E) Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide.

        (F) Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve.

        (G) Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve.

        (H) Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve.

        (I) Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve.

        (J) Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard.

        (K) Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard.

      (3) USE OF AMOUNT RESCINDED FOR REDUCTION OF PUBLIC DEBT- The amount rescinded under paragraph (1) shall be used to reduce the public debt of the United States.

    (c) Electronic Distribution to Public of Reports Submitted to Congress by Law- Section 122a of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    `(c) Electronic Distribution- Reports made available to the public under subsection (a) shall, the maximum extent practicable, be made available to the public in and through an electronic format in order to reduce the printing and reproduction costs of the Department of Defense.'.

END