Senate Panel Clears Bill To Trim Agency Spending

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT) -- A key U.S. Senate committee has cleared a legislative update to the Government Performance and Results Act, which aims to slash government spending by requiring federal agencies to set clear performance goals and data on spending and ax overlapping or ineffective programs.

S. 3853, the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010, was approved by a voice vote Wednesday in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.

The legislation, introduced Tuesday, is sponsored by Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del.; Mark Warner, D-Va.; Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii;...
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