Kirk introduces bill to reduce government waste
The Government Transformation Act has been created to reduce inefficiency and waste in the United States government.
Sens. Mark Kirk (R-II) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the bill. The goal will be to create concrete actions that the government can take to produce credibility through efficiency and by reducing waste in government programs.
“By eliminating outdated and underutilized programs like agencies and offices that print documents already found online, we can save taxpayers millions,” Kirk said. “This bipartisan bill is a step towards reducing government waste and inefficiency.”
The act will create a seven-member commission that will be independent. The group will do the dirty work of cutting waste from government programs, while searching for ways to save taxpayers money.
President Ronald Reagan created the Grace Commission, which looked at government programs that were inefficient, and the Simpson-Bowles Commission that focused on the national debt and working to reduce it.
Kirk is also the co-author of S.1636, the Just Google It Act. This act will sell and print government documents that already appear online.