August 30, 2006
Who is Holding Up S. 2590?
Red State is reporting that well known porkster Sen. Ted Stevens probably placed the "secret hold" on S. 2590, the Federal Funding, Accountability, & Transparency Act.
S. 2590 directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ensure the existence and operation of a single updated searchable database website accessible by the public at no cost, that includes for each entity receiving federal funding: (1) the amount of federal funds received in each of the last 10 fiscal years; (2) an itemized breakdown of each transaction; (3) the entity's location and primary location of performance; and (4) a unique identifier for the entity and its parent entity. Or as Wonkette describes the bill:
[This is] a bipartisan Senate bill that would actually do something good for a change. S. 2590 would create a Google-style public database that would show who gets government money through contracts and grants.
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