Congressman Scott Votes to Improve Government Efficiency
Washington, June 16, 2010
Congressman Scott voted this week for the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Performance Improvement Act of 2010. This measure will help Congress conduct more effective oversight, make better-informed authorization and appropriation decisions, identify and eliminate duplicative programs, and help improve the performance of federal programs.
“The American taxpayer deserves a government that is transparent, efficient and accountable,” Congressman Scott said. “I cosponsored this important bill to provide transparent data about the performance and efficiency of federal agencies. In this era of tight budgets, we should ensure that every dollar spent is used wisely.”
H.R. 2142 will improve the federal government performance management, and increase the availability and transparency of performance information by:
Cross-Cutting Agency Goal Setting: In conjunction with OMB, agencies must identify and set cross cutting, outcome based goals to ensure that government pursues objectives that have direct value to the American people.
H.R. 2142 passed the House and is now awaiting action in the Senate. In addition, Congressman Scott previously voted for two bills to save an estimated $125 billion in wasteful spending.