The Senate just The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which requires disclosures of the federal government's expenditures. The DATA Act enforces extensive and time sensitive disclosure for spending.
DATA will require agencies to provide comprehensive reports on how they handle money and empower the GAO to oversee routine reports.
The Senate bill was originally sponsored by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH). In the House, the legislation originated with Representative Darrell Issa.
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