On September 15, 2016, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), with Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA), introduced the “GAO Civilian Task and Delivery Order Protest Authority Act of 2016.” If passed, the bill would strike subparagraph (3) of 41 U.S.C. §4106(f) (Orders – Protests). Subparagraph (3) eliminates a party’s ability to protest task or delivery orders past September 30, 2016. Under the current statute, a party may protest the issuance or proposed issuance of a task or delivery order if the task or delivery order is either valued in excess of $10 million or increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the contract under which the task or delivery order is issued. Consequently, if the bill passes, it would preserve the protest right. (H.R. 5995)