Oversight of the Executive Branch and its federal agencies is one of Congress’s primary responsibilities – whether the issue is the election security, abuses in Executive Branch spending, or modernizing the federal government.
Accountability, transparency and appropriate public scrutiny are necessary for government to function well, within its constitutional bounds.
I currently serve on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. You can stay informed about Congress’ oversight work by visiting the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s website: www.oversight.house.gov
Furthermore, I’ve long sponsored legislation to increase government accountability and transparency. I introduced the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (H.R. 50) to hold the federal government accountable for saddling burdensome mandates on our nation’s local and state governments.
Furthermore, I introduced the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2018, or GREAT Act. This bill would help modernize transform federal grant reporting from disconnected documents into useable, searchable data. In doing so, the federal government spends over $600 billion in federal grants every year. By ensuring that the latest technology is utilized in our grantmaking systems, we can better track and manage these federal dollars and gain instant insights into the productivity of this spending.
Legislation pertaining to Government Oversight and Accountability sponsored or co-sponsored by Rep. Foxx in the 115th Congress:
H.R. 50: The Unfunded Mandates Information & Transparency Act
H.R. 4887: The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2018
If you would like any more information about this or any other issue, please don’t hesitate to contact me.