Making Government Efficient
Washington, July 14, 2010
Update July 27, 2010. Today, the House passed The Surface Transportation Earmark Rescission, Savings and Accountability Act, which rescinds $713 million in unobligated funding for 309 earmarks contained in previous surface transportation authorizations – thereby ensuring that these funds will not be used to increase spending in the future.
On July 13, I voted to help pass S. 1508, Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act. The bill would reduce waste, fraud and abuse from the lack of proper oversight in federal agencies. The bill increases transparency by lowering the improper payment threshold for agencies, requiring agencies to develop action plans to avoid future waste, recovering overpayments, and holding agencies accountable.
I have voted for other bills to cut waste, save taxpayer dollars and improve the efficiency of federal agencies. Including the following: