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SHAM Act

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02/06/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5769 

To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an 
audit relating to the impeachment inquiry and trial of Donald J. Trump, 
President of the United States. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 6, 2020 
Mr. BYRNE (for himself, Mr. GOODEN, Mr. LAMALFA, Mr. POSEY, Mr. 

BAIRD, Mr. GIBBS, Mr. WEBER of Texas, Mr. CLINE, Mr. JOYCE of 
Pennsylvania, Mr. HICE of Georgia, Mr. BISHOP of North Carolina, Mr. 
BUDD, Mr. ALLEN, Mr. DAVIDSON of Ohio, Mr. MEUSER, Mr. NORMAN, 
Mr. DUNN, Mr. RIGGLEMAN, Mr. BANKS, Mr. WALKER, Mr. WILLIAMS, 
Mr. SPANO, Mr. MARSHALL, Mr. ABRAHAM, Mr. GOSAR, Mr. GUTHRIE, 
Mr. ARRINGTON, Mr. JOHNSON of Louisiana, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. 
MEADOWS, Mr. DAVID P. ROE of Tennessee, and Mr. BROOKS of Ala-
bama) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee 
on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight 
and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, 
in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the juris-
diction of the committee concerned 

A BILL 
To require the Comptroller General of the United States 

to conduct an audit relating to the impeachment inquiry 
and trial of Donald J. Trump, President of the United 
States. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 1

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Statement of Harm 2

to the American Majority Act’’ or the ‘‘SHAM Act’’. 3

SEC. 2. GAO AUDIT OF THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AND 4

TRIAL OF DONALD J. TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF 5

THE UNITED STATES. 6

(a) AUDIT.—The Comptroller General of the United 7

States shall conduct an audit of the use of funds and loss 8

of productivity relating to the impeachment inquiry and 9

trial of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States. 10

(b) ELEMENTS OF AUDIT.—In carrying out the audit 11

required under subsection (a), the Comptroller General 12

shall— 13

(1) examine the costs, time spent, expenses (in-14

cluding time individual employees spent on impeach-15

ment related matters represented as a percentage of 16

their salary), and loss of productivity of the House 17

Committee on the Judiciary, the House Permanent 18

Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Com-19

mittee on Financial Services, the House Committee 20

on Foreign Affairs, the House Committee on Judici-21

ary, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, 22

the House Committee on Ways and Means, and any 23

other committees of the House of Representatives 24

and the Senate involved in the impeachment inquiry 25

or trial; 26

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(2) examine the costs, time spent, expenses (in-1

cluding time individual employees spent on impeach-2

ment related matters represented as a percentage of 3

their salary), and loss of productivity of the Office 4

of the Speaker of the House, the Office of the House 5

Majority Leader, the Office of the House Minority 6

Leader, the Office of the House Majority Whip, the 7

Office of the House Minority Whip, the Office of the 8

Senate Majority Leader, the Office of the Senate 9

Minority Leader, and any other House or Senate 10

leadership offices or support offices involved in the 11

inquiry or trial; 12

(3) examine the costs, time spent, and expenses 13

(including time individual employees spent on im-14

peachment related matters represented as a percent-15

age of their salary) for floor operations relating to 16

the impeachment inquiry and trial for the House of 17

Representatives and Senate; 18

(4) examine the costs, time spent, and expenses 19

(including time individual employees spent on im-20

peachment related matters represented as a percent-21

age of their salary) of Senators and members of the 22

House and their personal office staff relating to the 23

impeachment inquiry and trial; and 24

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(5) examine the costs, time spent, expenses (in-1

cluding time individual employees spent on impeach-2

ment related matters represented as a percentage of 3

their salary), and loss of productivity of utilized staff 4

of Federal agencies complying with requests of the 5

investigation and conduct of the trial, including the 6

Office of the White House Counsel. 7

(c) REPORT.—The Comptroller General shall issue a 8

report to the Congress containing all findings and deter-9

minations made in carrying out the audit required under 10

subsection (a), including an estimation of the total cost 11

of the impeachment inquiry and trial no later than 180 12

days after enactment of this Act. 13

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Alabama
Brooks of Alabama) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedA BILLTo require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an audit relating to the impeachment inquiry and trial of Donald J

Congress
(c)ReportThe Comptroller General shall issue a report to the Congress containing all findings and determinations made in carrying out the audit required under subsection (a), including an estimation of the total cost of the impeachment inquiry and trial no later than 180 days after enactment of this Act

Georgia
Hice of Georgia, Mr

House Administration
Brooks of Alabama) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedA BILLTo require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an audit relating to the impeachment inquiry and trial of Donald J


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