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The Refuse Of The Federal Spending Binge II

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Uploaded on Mar 6, 2011

The Refuse Of The Federal Spending Binge II - House Oversight Committee - 2011-03-03 - House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Thursday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled "Waste and Abuse: The Refuse of the Federal Spending Binge II: How U.S. Taxpayers are Paying Double for Failing Government Programs," will examine the waste associated with duplicative federal initiatives. On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO") released its first annual report to Congress about redundant programs, agencies, and offices in the federal government. According to the report, taxpayers are now double-funding a wide array of programs, from food safety systems to surface transportation and employment training. While some of these programs are worthy endeavors that meet the government's basic responsibilities, the fragmented approach of federal departments and agencies to meet these goals demands immediate reform. Witnesses: The Honorable Thomas M. Davis III, Director of Federal Government Affairs, Deloitte & Touche LLP; The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Ms. Ryan Alexander, President, Taxpayers for Common Sense; The Honorable Jacob J. Lew (invited), Director, Office of Management and Budget.Video provided by U.S. House of Representatives.

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