Government Agencies Need A Grip On Spending

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April 08, 2014 AT 3:41 AM
A new government report on duplication and fragmentation in federal programs can read like a book of "screw-in-a-light-bulb" jokes. House Oversight Chairman Republican Darrell Issa, of Calif. said, "One of the most troubling things in GAO's report is the number of agencies that have no idea just how much taxpayer money they are spending on their programs." He's sponsored legislation, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, that would require the government to better track spending data from Congress to an agency to its ultimate recipient. The bill passed the House 388-1 last year and is awaiting a vote in the Senate.