Rep. Harshbarger's First Law Takes Effect

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger's first bill that was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023, H.R. 4363, the DHS Contract Reporting Act, took effect.

Under this legislation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is required to publish daily public reports of all covered contract awards over the amount of $4 million. These reports will include information regarding the total cost of the contract, the entity the contract was awarded to, the purpose of the award, and where the contract will be executed.

“For too long, three letter agencies and their bloated budgets have taken advantage of the American Taxpayer,” said Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger. “Last week, my first bill to become law officially took effect with the contracts awarded by DHS becoming publicly available. The DHS Contract Reporting Act brings much needed accountability and transparency at a time when our government agencies are being weaponized against us.”

Public records of contracts and transactions awarded by the DHS can be found here.

Full bill text of H.R. 4363, which took effect on June 20th, 2023, can be found here.

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