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Walberg, Cooper Introduce Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act

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Washington, January 28, 2015 | comments
Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Jim Cooper (D-TN) introduced today H.R. 598, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act, bipartisan legislation requiring each federal agency to produce an annual report that identifies every program with a description of the program and its costs. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) is introducing companion legislation in the Senate.

“The American people deserve to know how their hard-earned tax dollars are spent, and the federal government should be accountable for its spending. It’s no secret the federal government is cluttered with wasteful and duplicative programs, and this bipartisan bill will help identify the outdated programs that should be streamlined or eliminated to save taxpayer money,” said Rep. Walberg.
 
“I hate when taxpayer money is wasted,” Rep. Cooper said. “It’s embarrassing that we even need this bill. Congress knows what it should cut. It just needs to do the job.”
 
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg’s work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov. 
 
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