Senate Panel OKs Bill For More Transparency In Fed Spending

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 5:06 PM EST) -- The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which aims to standardize the government's reporting of federal spending data and could reduce the reporting responsibilities of contract and grant recipients, passed a Senate panel Wednesday.

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee passed the DATA Act, or S. 944, by a unanimous vote, pushing the bill toward consideration by the full Senate. The House Oversight Committee passed its version of the DATA Act in May.

Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., who co-sponsored the Senate bill with Rob...
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