Monday, September 28, 2015
Graves: Cutting wasteful programs is a no-brainer
A lot of hard decisions will have to be made to get our nation's debt under control, but cutting duplicative and wasteful programs within the federal budget should be a no-brainer.
Every year the Government Accountability Office (GAO) puts out a report identifying billions of dollars' worth of waste in the federal budget, and every year these suggestions go ignored. That is simply unacceptable.
Last week, I introduced the Improving All Government Efficiency Act in the House. My bill will force federal agencies to implement suggestions for waste reduction identified in GAO’s reports. Each agency that chooses to ignore them will face an automatic 1% budget cut every year.
To read GAO's reports, please visit www.gao.gov/duplication/overview.