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Aug 23 2006

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act

Support Transparency and Accountability in Government Spending

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 2590), introduced by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK), Barack Obama (D-IL), Thomas Carper (D-DE) and John McCain (R-AZ), creates an online public database that itemizes federal funding.

The bill ensures that the taxpayers will now know how their money is being spent.  Every citizen in this country, after all, should have the right to know what organizations and activities are being funded with their hard-earned tax dollars.

Read Dr. Coburn's floor statement on the bill.

Click here to read a letter to members of the Senate from organizations supporting this bill.



The Senate Subcommitee on Federal Financial Management, chaired by Dr. Coburn, held a hearing on the merits of S. 2590.  Click hear to read the findings of the hearing.