Today, the House of Representatives will vote on the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), a bi-partisan effort to track and report government spending. This is an important piece of legislation that would help to fix a broken system that promotes government waste and inefficiency.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released a three-part web series, titled “The Story of Business: Detroit,” which shows how three businesses in Detroit are trying to stay afloat and invest in their community, despite the financial uncertainty and shrinking population resulting from the city’s bankruptcy filing.
A former manager at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently plead guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 in federal funds by pretending that he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The IRS has been in the news a lot lately and this week was no different. Several news sources reveal one IRS employee steered a $500 million technology contract to a friend.
The Sun Herald reports a federal draft audit of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is questioning some $30 million in spending from federal funds awarded through the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP).
There are many ways to describe government waste—shady, irresponsible, or even criminal. Bill Ketron, a Tennessee Republican state senator, went with the descriptor, “squirrely” when talking about a contract awarded by the state’s Department of Corrections.
Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) have introduced a permanent earmark ban as an amendment to an insider-trading bill.