When it comes to avoiding wasteful spending in government, avoiding government shutdowns stands out as some of the lowest-hanging fruit.
Automatic General Schedule step increases, the lengthy federal hiring process and the retirement supplement for certain employees are among the issues Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) has highlighted in his annual waste book.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) has cataloged some of the federal government’s spending on usual or duplicative programs through the annual release of “Federal Fumbles,” and says he’d like to see more oversight from Congress and agencies themselves.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) rang in “wastebook” season on Monday by highlighting the offbeat side of government spending and addressing federal agency spending on legacy IT systems.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) continues where his predecessor former Sen. Tom Coburn left off. Lankford identified 100 examples of wasteful and fraudulent federal programs and processes in his first ever wastebook.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) says “bipartisanship is not extinct” in his farewell speech to Congress. Wastebook author Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says oversight is a duty that many senators continue to ignore.
ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A maverick Republican senator criticized faulty missile defenses, unneeded airports and golf course repairs among the projects completed on the taxpayers’ tab in his annual collection of billions…