H.R. 6276 - Utilizing Space Efficiently and Improving Technologies Act of 2023

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 6276 PDF XML

    (as reported)

    H. Rept. 118-384 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to accompany H.R. 6276

Rule Information

REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-3 on Monday, March 11, 2024.

Agreed to by a record vote of 209-206, after agreeing to the previous question by a record vote of 209-205, on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

MANAGERS: Massie/McGovern


Structured rule for H.R. 6276.


Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.


Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or their respective designees.


Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted, and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.


Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.


Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each amendment shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.


Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.


Provides one motion to recommit.


Closed rule for H. Res. 1065.


Provides that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider H. Res. 1065.


Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read.


Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary or their respective designees.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 2McCormick (GA)RepublicanRevised Requires the reports on the usage of real property described in Section 4 of the bill to be made public on an accessible website run by the General Services Administration (GSA) with exceptions for national security.Made in Order
2Version 1McCormick (GA)RepublicanWithdrawn Requires the methodology to measure occupancy in Federal buildings to follow rule-making procedures required by the Administrative Procedures Act, such as a public comment period. This would also ensure the rule is subject to Congressional review.Withdrawn
3Version 2Balint (VT)DemocratRevised Requires GSA to report whether and how often in the past decade they've used existing surplus disposal authority to transfer underutilized/vacant federal buildings to state and local jurisdictions for the purpose of providing housing or housing assistance for low-income individuals or families.Revised
4Version 1Perry (PA), Auchincloss (MA)Bi-PartisanRedefines occupancy to include the total number of employees actually performing duties in person in a public building or federally-leased space 40 hours per week. Adds personally identifiable information protections to the bill.Made in Order
5Version 1Rose (TN)RepublicanRequires federal agencies to report public buildings or federally-leased spaces with a capacity of 500 or more employees and a utilization rate below 20 percent to their inspector general for investigation.Made in Order
6Version 1Titus (NV)DemocratAmends the bill’s definition of “Occupancy” to ensure that all Federal workers – including those who utilize Alternative Work Schedules as covered by federal law – are counted to get an accurate representation of the utilization rates of Federal buildings and buildings leased by the Federal government for Federal employees.Submitted
7Version 1Magaziner (RI)DemocratRequires the reports by the heads of federal agencies to include information about the feasibility of leasing underutilized space for conversion and use as affordable housing.Submitted
8Version 2Hageman (WY)RepublicanRevised Requires the federal agencies to report to Congress on whether occupancy and utilization rates are affected by an agency's remote work and telework policies.Made in Order
9Version 1Hageman (WY)RepublicanIncludes PIV badge swipe data as a tool for measuring the utilization of public buildings and federally leased spaces.Made in Order
10Version 1Crockett (TX)DemocratLate Exempts space provided in consideration of compliance with the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, or other workplace accommodation laws from the definition of Capacity.Submitted
11Version 2Mills (FL)RepublicanLate Revised Requires the GAO to report on the cost of conducting the survey and monitoring every federal building’s occupancy for a year (including, per the bill, installing sensors in every office of every federal building nationwide). Excludes any preexisting systems or monitors in place before the date of enactment of this Act.Made in Order
12Version 1Gottheimer (NJ)DemocratLate Requests a report in 180 days after passage to the House T&I Committee from the GSA and OMB on the cost savings and benefits of relocating regional federal offices from New York City to New Jersey.Submitted
13Version 1Gottheimer (NJ)DemocratLate Allocates any savings from the bill to fund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve investment in schools’ water infrastructure.Submitted
14Version 1Gottheimer (NJ)DemocratLate Allocates any savings from the bill to fund ARPA-H Women’s Health Research.Submitted
15Version 1Edwards (NC), Gluesenkamp Perez (WA)Bi-PartisanLate Requires certain data collection and reporting on space utilization, occupancy, and availability of office space leased by an Executive agency. Requires written procedures in place governing the return of office space if the occupancy falls below a 60 percent space utilization rate.Made in Order
16Version 2Houlahan (PA)DemocratLate Revised Amends the definition of occupancy from in person 5 days - 3 days to meet the needs of the agency and ensure an agency does not disincentive telework policies, especially for those needing flexible work arrangements, such as military spouses.Revised
17Version 1Huizenga (MI)RepublicanLate Requires GSA to also consult local residents and stakeholders when taking steps to address underutilization in a facility.Submitted