Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, President Obama signed into law Congressman Tim Walberg’s (MI-07) bipartisan bill to increase government accountability and reduce wasteful spending. The Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act, introduced along with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) in the House, requires federal agencies to take action to identify thousands of expired grant accounts with a zero balance that should be closed out.
“As the debt clock ticks higher and higher, it is imperative that the federal government starts living within its means. The GONE Act is one common sense way to reduce wasteful spending and ensure taxpayer dollars are not languishing in expired grant accounts or squandered maintaining empty accounts. I’m proud President Obama signed my bill into law, and I will continue championing bipartisan solutions to get Washington’s runaway spending under control,” said Walberg.
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.