From: The Honorable Doug Collins
Sent By: Joel.Katz@mail.house.gov
Become an Original Cosponsor of the Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies (CARFA)
Original Cosponsors: Bishop (UT), Chabot, Meadows, Messer
Next week I will introduce the Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies (CARFA) Act. If enacted, this legislation would help to ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability in the federal government. Its purpose is to root out waste, inefficiency, and mismanagement in domestic agencies and programs, in order that we can maximize the benefit from federal funds.
In our current fiscal state we are well into the realm of deficit spending. While we should always be dedicated to ensuring the maximum benefit of every tax dollar that comes to Washington, now more than ever, we should take steps to assure taxpayers that their hard-earned money is being well spent.
The CARFA Commission is designed with narrow objectives, which will hopefully produce significant results. It would focus on three areas in domestic agencies and programs: 1) Duplicative; 2) Wasteful and Inefficient; and 3) Outdated, Irrelevant, or Failed. The findings and suggestions of this Commission will have privileged status before the House and Senate, and will be considered in their entirety and without amendment. By forcing Congress to vote up-or-down on a Commission’s recommendations, the Congressional log-rolling that normally protects spending and waste can be circumvented, and back room deals will become much less effective.
I hope you will join me again to streamline and improve the work of our federal agencies. Now is the time to become an original cosponsor and fight wasteful, duplicative, and wasteful spending. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Joel Katz of my staff at 5-9893 or Joel.Katz@mail.house.gov.