House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Boost Agencies’ Spending Transparency

Government Executive: The House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill on Monday evening that would require agencies to make spending more transparent.

The House voted 402-1 to clear the “Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act,” which would amend a 2006 law to increase the public’s access to federal agencies’ congressional budget requests by putting them on various federal websites (Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., was the only lawmaker to vote against the bill). There is a companion version in the Senate, which the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee reported favorably to the full chamber on March 2.

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