WASHINGTON- Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to the Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., introducing today companion legislation to H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. Information on Chairman Issa’s version of the DATA Act can be found here.
Statement of Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
“I applaud Senator Mark Warner for introducing the companion bill to the DATA Act in the Senate today. The bureaucratic and programmatic barriers to a transparent and accountable government were not created by one party or by one chamber of Congress. Creating the transparent and accountable government the American people deserve will require bipartisan and bicameral teamwork. I look forward to working closely with Senator Warner to pass the DATA Act and establish – for the first time – a comprehensive federal spending transparency system.”