Congress Turns Spotlight to Government Waste

Hearing exposes billions in wasteful spending
Tom Coburn / AP

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform highlighted wasteful federal spending on Thursday, holding a hearing that cited numerous examples of the practice, but few successes in eliminating it.

Preparing for Disaster

Government includes climate change in biennial list of at-risk areas within the federal government
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath / AP

Federal, state, and local governments need to better prepare for natural disasters, Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said today at the unveiling of the Government Accountability Office’s High-Risk Series report.