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117th CONGRESS

2nd Session

H.R

To fulfill the constitutional mandate of auditing the Federal Government, seeing as the failure of the
Department of Defense

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, U.S.,

Date

Rep. Sire “Morey” Hans - Democrat representing the 4th District of Great Lake

(for himself,

Rep. ProgrammaticallySun7 – Republican representing the US at large,

Rep. Blade Holdin - Democrat representing the

Rep. blockdenied - Bull Moose representing 1st District of Dixie, and

Rep. AV200 - Democrat representing the US at large)

submitted the following bill ─

A BILL

To fulfill the constitutional mandate of auditing the Federal Government, to audit the Department of Defense,
to compel the Armed Forces to comply with the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, and for other purposes,

Be it Enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America,

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PART III - DEFENSE ACTUARY ACT.

Sec. 301. Sense of Congress; definitions.


Sec. 302. Agency.
Sec. 303. Duties; functions; powers.

Sec. 301. Sense of Congress; definitions.

(a) SENSE OF CONGRESS - It is the sense of Congress, in addition to the findings and sense of Congress
in Part I and Part II of this Act, -
(i) that the Department of Defense needs additional assistance of in auditing and keeping its
books and finances.
(ii) that Congress shall gladly assist the DoD and the DHS with this task with the various
capable agencies.
(b) DEFINITIONS - For the purpose of this Act, -
(i) DoD and DHS mean the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

Sec. 302. Agency.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT - There is established an agency, entitled the Defense Actuary Agency, headed by
a director, hereafter referred to as the DAA and the director.
(b) APPOINTMENT - The Director shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of
the Senate for a six-year term, non-extendable.
(c) INFERIOR POSITIONS - The Director shall create and fill positions inferior to it, which is necessary
to fulfill its duties.
(d) GROUPING - The Agency shall exist within the Defense Expenditure Grouping.

Sec. 303. Duties; functions; powers.

(a) POWERS - The DAA shall have the power to inspect, access, read, copy, retrieve, and monitor any
transaction within the DoD and the DHS, between the DoD and the DHS, between the DoD or the
DHS and any individual, entity, organization, corporation, department, or armed force, and any
other form of transaction, which can be related to the DoD or the DHS.
(b) REPORT - The DAA shall create an annual financial statement of the DoD and the DHS based on the
readings in subsection(a).

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(c) DETERMINATION - The DAA shall determine whether the DoD and the DHS have used the
appropriated, authorized and assented to appropriation appropriately, correctly, timely and
usefully. To this end, the DoD and the DHS shall produce the necessary security clearance and
provide for access.
(d) PAUSE FIRST FIVE YEARS - In the period, starting with the date of enactment of this act and
ending 5 years after, the DAA shall not publish a financial statement.
(e) DOD AUDITING ASSISTANCE - The DAA shall within the aforementioned period, direct the
(i) United States Army Inspector General;
(ii) United States Navy Inspector General;
(iii) United States Air Force Inspector General; and
(iv) United States Department of Defense Comptroller General
to create a new system of auditing, which shall be capable of conducting an annual audit.

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PART IV - DEFENSE BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE REFORM ACT.

Sec. 401. Findings.


Sec. 402. Repeal.
Sec. 403. Defense Resource Relegation Commission.
Sec. 404. Defense Resource Relegation Process.

Sec. 401. Findings.

(a) In general, Congress finds that:


(i) the Base Realignment and Closure Process is obsolete.
(ii) the BRAC process is often subject to pork barrel politics.
(iii) the requirement of being authorized by a National Defense Authorization Act in order for
a BRAC round to be carried out impedes the BRAC process.
(iv) BRAC reform is necessary.
(v) a new framework for base realignment and closure is needed.

Sec. 402. Repeal.

All sections of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (title XXIX of Pub.L. 101-510)
is hereby repealed.

Sec. 403. Defense Resource Relegation Commission.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT - There is established an independent instrumentality, entitled the Defense


Resource Relegation Commission, hereafter referred to as the Commission.
(b) GOAL - The principal goal of the Commission is to identify military establishments, as defined by
Section 2687(g)(1), Title 10, U.S. Code, which, when realigned or closed will save a significant
amount of appropriation and the realignment or closer does not have significant military strategy
consequences.
(c) COMPOSITION - The Commission shall consist of 9 commissioners, which shall be appointed by the
President from civilian life, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate for a six-year term,
non-renewable. The appointment of commissioners shall be divided into three periods with a two

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year period between each commission.
(d) GROUP - The Commission shall be apart of the Defense Expenditure Grouping.
(e) GOVERNANCE - The Commission shall act with the majority of its members, which shall decide on
procedural rules, governance, and organization of the Commission, the creation and appointment
of inferior roles.

Sec. 404. Defense Resource Relegation Process.

For each period of two years, beginning of every second fiscal year, such period shall be known as
the Biennial Relegation Period.

(a) ANALYSIS OF MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT - The Commission shall in the period, beginning at the
start of a Biennial Relegation Period and ending six months after, analyze all military
establishments, including the total cost, direct or indirect, of all military establishments.
(i) To this end, the Defense Expenditure Authority and the Office of Investigator and
Comptroller Plenipotentiary shall support the Commission with financial statements and
assented appropriation.
(ii) To this end, the DoD and the DHS shall produce the necessary clearance for all members of
the Commission and any staff the Commission designates eligible for clearance.
(b) COMPILATION - Following the aforementioned period, the Commission shall compile a
realignment list and a closure list in the period, beginning six months into the Biennial Relegation
Period. and ending two months later.
(i) The realignment list shall consist of recommendations for altering the amount of
appropriation for military establishments.
(ii) The closure list shall consist of recommendations for closing military establishments.
(c) PUBLICATION - Following the compilation, the Commission shall publish the realignment list and
the closure list and invite
(d) INDEPENDENT CALCULATION - There is established an independent apartisan body, entitled
Defense Relegation Analysis Office, headed by a director, hereafter referred to as the DRA office
and the DRA director.
(i) The Director shall be appointed by a resolution of both Houses.
(ii) The DRA director shall receive a copy of the realignment list and the closure list.
(iii) The DRA director shall conduct an analysis of the costs and expenditure of maintenance of
each military establishment in the realignment list and the closure list.
(1) Such analysis shall consist of a determination of whether the cost and expenditure

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saved due to closure or altering the appropriation of a military establishment over
a period of 5 years are substantial to the degree of capable of compensating the
consequences of closure or altering the appropriation of such military
establishment.
(2) Such determination shall, in addition to other parts, state whether a military
establishment is ‘extravagant’ or ‘appropriate’.
(iv) The DRA director shall conduct an analysis of the geographic diversity of the military
establishments.
(v) The DRA director shall verify the calculations of the Commission.
(vi) The DRA director shall transmit all analysis to the Commission no later than one year into
the Biennial Relegation Period.
(vii) The Commission may then revise its lists based on the DRA analysis.
(viii) The Commission shall retract a military establishment from either list, if:
(1) Both Houses of Congress adopts a resolution disapproving of the realignment or
closure of a military establishment; and
(2) The Commission has not retracted the military establishment from either list,
following the DRA having designated the military establishment as extravagant.
(ix) In the period, beginning 12 months into the Biennial Relegation Period and ending 6
months after, the Commission shall hold hearings and public comment session for the
realignment or closure of each military realignment, and may retract military
establishments from either list.
(x) Following the aforementioned period, the Commission shall transmit the realignment list
and the closure list both houses of Congress.
(xi) No longer than the end of the Biennial Relegation Period, both houses of Congress shall
consider a resolution for approval or disapproval of the recommendation submitted by the
Commission.
(1) In the case of approval, the military establishments closed and appropriation
altered shall have effect.

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Authored by Sire “Morey” Hans - Democrat representing the fourth district of Great Lake.