S 120

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 120

To direct the General Accountability Office to conduct a full audit of hurricane protection funding and cost estimates associated with post-Katrina hurricane protection.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. VITTER introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

To direct the General Accountability Office to conduct a full audit of hurricane protection funding and cost estimates associated with post-Katrina hurricane protection.

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

SECTION 1. AUDIT OF HURRICANE PROTECTION FUNDING AND COST ESTIMATES.

    (a) In General- Not later than 270 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Government Accountability Office, in coordination with the National Academy of Engineering, shall conduct and submit to Congress a full audit of hurricane protection funding and cost estimates associated with post-Katrina hurricane protection.

    (b) Purposes- The purposes of the audit shall be--

      (1) to identify the causes for the extraordinary miscalculations in cost estimates of damage caused by Hurricane Katrina that were completed before the date of enactment of this Act;

      (2) to conduct an analysis of resources available and work required with respect to hurricane protection funding and post-Katrina hurricane protection; and

      (3) to identify strategies to replenish reprogrammed funding from out-year work to immediate needs.

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