"As we witnessed with the extravagant GSA Las Vegas conference last year, there is a clear lack of transparency regarding agency conferences," said bill sponsor Rep. Chuck FleischmannCharles (Chuck) Joseph FleischmannThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill Divided GOP unites by attacking Hillary Clinton New whistleblower protections head to Trump's desk MORE (R-Tenn.). "The Account Act will require fiscal responsibility of agencies holding conferences."

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Members co-sponsoring the bill are Reps. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaDemocrats expand House map after election victories GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leader Trump gives Barletta edge in crowded Pa. primary MORE (R-Pa.), Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackGOP nears initial victory on tax reform Mounting GOP retirements threaten House majority The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill MORE (R-Tenn.), Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnTrump's Twitter lockout raises safeguard concerns Anti-pyramid scheme legislation is necessary to protect consumers from fraud Former Tennessee rep enters race for Corker's Senate seat MORE (R-Tenn.), Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.).

Fleischmann on Tuesday introduced another bill, H.R. 282, that would allow states to return unwanted federal money to the government for the purpose of deficit reduction. That bill is the Returned Exclusively for Unpaid National Debt (Refund) Act.

"These bills are a step in the right direction toward curbing government spending and shedding light on government waste," he said. "Both issues were priorities in my first term, and I will continue to fight for them in my second."