Reduces the Size of Government by Eliminating Duplicative Programs & Prevents Further Duplication

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced the Duplication Reduction and Scoring Act, which seeks to reduce the size of government by eliminating duplicative programs and prevent further duplication within the federal government.

“Our nation cannot continue to pile debt on top of debt, mortgaging our children’s future for wasteful spending today. My bill will lead to real savings right away by cutting wasteful duplicate spending, which is something everyone should agree on,” Sen. Paul said.

To read the legislation in its entirety, click HERE. Top-line bullet points and background information on the Duplication Reduction and Scoring Act can be found below.


  • Requires the administration, within 150 days, to achieve $10 billion in saving by consolidating federal programs identified in the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) annual duplication reports.
  • Asks the President to identify and submit to Congress legislative changes that are necessary to further enable consolidation, elimination, or streamlining of duplicative programs or activities.
  • Requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to include in cost estimates of legislation, an assessment of the extent to which such legislation creates new duplication within the government.


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