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WASHINGTON, DC-Another bill to streamline the General Services Administration is working its way through Congress. A House subcommittee has approved H.R. 6430, the Public Buildings Reform Act of 2012, which is meant to, among other goals, reduce the size of the government’s footprint.

It was introduced in the House by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) and Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee chairman Jeff Denham (R-CA). The act would require GSA to offset any request for new space with an equivalent reduction of space through 2016. It would also require GSA to reduce its inventory by 1 million square feet per year through 2016.

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