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DATA Act to Standardize Federal Spending and Reporting Stuck in Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee

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DATA Act to Standardize Federal Spending and Reporting Stuck in Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee

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Petition Statement

Please join your colleagues in the House to ensure passage of the bipartisan DATA (the Digital Accuracy and Transparency Act). This bill, sponsored by Senator Mark Warner, is currently stuck in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
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Petition Background

In the Clear Spending Project, the Sunlight Foundation discovered $1.3 trillion dollars of inaccurately reported federal government spending on the open data website (data.gov). This could be remedied with application of the Digital Accuracy and Transparency Act (DATA), which would standardize reporting by all government contractors and agencies by ensuring complete disclosure of each expenditure, tying it to a specific program and reporting it in a standard data format. DATA passed UNANIMOUSLY by voice vote in the House but is currently stalled in the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee of the Senate.

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