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25th Anniversary

The Federal Inspectors General Celebrating 25 Years of the Federal Inspector General Act of 1978

The Inspector General Act: 25 Years Later


25th Anniversary Hearing before the House Committee on Government Operations Committee, Subcommittee on Government Efficiency and Financial Management (October 8, 2003)

Legislation Related to the 25th Anniversary

  • President signs S.J. Res. 18 into law (December 1, 2003)
  • Passage of S.J. Res. 18 by the House - sending the Joint Resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the IGAct to the White House for signature by the President.
  • H.J. Res. 70, "Recognizing Inspectors General over the last 25 years in their efforts to prevent and detect waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, and to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the Federal Government" ...was passed by the House on a voice vote on 10/15/03. Congressmen LaTourette (R-OH) and Wexler (D-FL) gave remarks in support of H.J. Res. 70. The title of H.J. Res. 70 was amended to reflect the language in S.J. Res. 18 (the companion measure in the Senate.) The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.J. Res. 70.
  • S. J. Res. 18, "Commending the Inspectors General for their efforts to prevent and detect waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagment, and to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the Federal Government during the past 25 years" ...was passed by the Senate by unanimous consent on 10/15/03. Senate Floor action and the text of S.J. Res. 18.