House Passes Walberg Bill to Increase Transparency in Federal Spending
Washington, D.C.—On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed bipartisan legislation authored by Reps. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Jim Cooper (D-TN) to provide the American people with a better understanding of how their tax dollars are spent. H.R. 3830, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act, will require the Office of Management and Budget to publish online an inventory of each agency’s federal programs, and provide a description of the program as well as identify information about its performance and costs. Click here to watch Walberg’s remarks on the House floor.
“Right now, taxpayers in Michigan send money to Washington without a full accounting of where it is going. It defies common sense,” said Rep. Walberg. “The federal government simply needs to be better stewards of our tax dollars. By increasing transparency and accountability, we can shine a light on wasteful spending, streamline duplicative programs, and save money.”
“I hate when taxpayer money is wasted and Middle Tennesseans do, too,” Rep. Cooper said. “In light of recent revelations of federal funds being hoarded or turned back by our state government, we need to shed some light on how taxpayer dollars are being spent on both national and state levels. I’ve always said sunlight is the best disinfectant.”