Moments ago, the House passed the DATA Act (H.R. 2146) in a unanimous voice vote. This important legislation, sponsored by Chairman Darrell Issa of California, is now on the way to the Senate for consideration.
Americans have a right to know how the government spends their tax dollars. The DATA Act puts federal spending online in a single electronic format, so that you will be able to find out how your tax dollars are being spent. Ultimately, this legislation will make the federal government much more transparent and accountable to the American people.
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