Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendments to H.R. 3547, Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Actby Representative Henry Cuellar
Posted on 2014-01-15
CUELLAR. I thank the ranking member for yielding.
Madam Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey for their hard work on this funding package and specifically their help in adding a first-time accountability provision to make our Federal Government more efficient and more effective. This accountability language will, for the first time, direct each agency head in preparing funding requests as part of the President's annual budget in consultation with the GAO to directly link the agency's performance plan and performance goals to such funding requests.
It will require that performance measures examine outcome measures, output measures, efficiency measures, and customer service measures. This will provide the American taxpayer with results-oriented government.
This first-time accountability language represents a real step forward for the integration of performance-based budgeting in government operations.