The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bipartisan, bicameral government transparency bill today, which U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., cosponsored.
The Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act, led by U.S. Senator James Lankford, R-Okla., would require the federal government to make a public inventory with the details, costs and assessments related to every federal program. This legislation aims to make it more clear how taxpayer dollars are used, where they go and the effectiveness of the programs they fund.
“Taxpayers in Wyoming deserve to know how their money is being spent,” Enzi said. “This bill would help provide the necessary tools to reduce duplication and waste while providing transparency to our hard-working taxpayers.”
The bill was also cosponsored by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Rand Paul, R-Ky., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Jon Tester, D-Mont. Text of the bill is available here.