The latest coronavirus spending bill introduced in the House would increase the independence of inspectors general, provide financial assistance to the Postal Service and would push back statutory deadlines for 2020 census data.
While a governmentwide IG council promises regular updates to the website, government transparency advocates say the platform, in its current state, gives them few options to parse the data for greater accountability.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the White House said its regulatory reform efforts saved $23 billion in fiscal 2018.
House oversight members said they want help give agency inspectors general all the tools they need to do thorough work.
Senators focused on the authorities of an inspector general during the hearing for the nomination of Peggy Gustafson to IG of the Commerce Department.
President Barack Obama named Mary Kendall as his choice to be the permanent inspector general at the Interior Department. The announcement came a day after oversight experts criticized the President for not filling the position, which has been vacant for 2,291 days.