Media Contact: Caitlin MacNeal, Communications Director at POGO, [email protected]
"Our organizations, which span the ideological spectrum and care deeply about Congressional power of the purse matters, applaud passage of provisions in the Omnibus Appropriations bill requiring the Office of Management and Budget to make information on apportionments of federal funds available to the public. These provisions will help improve congressional oversight of federal spending and give watchdogs inside and outside the government a powerful new tool to track the federal government's use of taxpayer dollars. We also applaud a provision requiring federal agencies to notify Congress if a delay or condition on funding would prevent the agency from spending such funding before it expires. This is an important new tool for Congress and the public to ensure that the funding passed in appropriations laws is spent consistent with congressional intent."
National Taxpayers Union
Project on Government Oversight
R Street Institute
Taxpayers for Common Sense
Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that investigates and exposes waste, corruption, abuse of power, and when the government fails to serve the public or silences those who report wrongdoing.
We champion reforms to achieve a more effective, ethical, and accountable federal government that safeguards constitutional principles.