November 7, 2019 | From One America News Network
The Senate has voted in favor of two bills that aim to put an end to wasteful government spending. On Friday, lawmakers passed the Bogus Bonus Ban Act and the Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act.
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The Bogus Bonus Ban will crack down on hiring contractors who do not meet federal requirements. The Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act will cut the number of tax funded projects that have gone over budget.
This follows Republican Senator Joni Ernst’s efforts to push a similar bill through the House following its passage in the Senate this week. The SWAG Act was recently introduced in an effort to cut wasteful spending on federal promotional materials.
Ernst has already made a name for herself as a spending watchdog. She started calling out agencies over their expenses using the Twitter hashtag #makeemsqueal.
The SWAG bill cites the massive $1.4 billion tab accrued by federal agencies for merchandise such as advertisements, mascot costumes and coloring books. Speaking to Breitbart News, the senator emphasized the need to shift the focus back to the government’s responsibilities and how they should be spending tax dollars.
“What I can’t understand is how a bureaucrat at the Department of Energy or EPA would think it was okay to spend taxpayer dollars on things like this,” stated Ernst. “There are important things the federal government needs to do—buying fidget spinners and coozies is not one of them.”
(Excerpt from One America News Network.)