WASHINGTON- Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to the Vice President’s announcement of a White House executive order on transparency in federal spending. Information on Chairman Issa’s legislation, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, can be found here.
Statement of Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
“The American people have a right to know how their money is being spent. There is common ground and bi-partisan support for legislation to increase transparency and openness in all federal spending because the problem we face is not a partisan one, it is a bureaucratic one. The bureaucracy is resistant to change. That’s why we need to enact legislation and establish a permanent and independent board to create transparency in federal spending. When I met with Vice President Biden in November, we both shared a vision of increased transparency in all federal spending. We are on the same page on the goals we want to achieve. The Vice President cited numerous leaders in the House and Senate of both parties who are ready to work on legislation to build a transparent and accountable government, and I look forward to working with my colleagues and the administration to make that vision a reality.”