Lawmakers Rush To Pen Oversight Bills After GSA Scandal

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., was one of three lawmakers last week to use the ongoing spending scandal at the U.S. General Services Administration to advocate for new oversight of spending and acquisitions, releasing a new version last week of his Digital Accountability and Transparency Act.

The DATA Act, an updated version of which Issa released Wednesday, aims to track all federal spending, including grants, contracts, loans and agencies’ internal expenses, on a single electronic platform. The law would create a new independent body — the Federal...
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