Sens. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) have introduced a bill that wouldÂ eliminate or merge approximatelyÂ 223 outdated or redundant reports that federal agencies produce for Congress.
The bill aimsÂ to build on Warner’sÂ Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 that implemented efforts to disposeÂ 53 reports deemed obsoleteÂ or duplicative by agencies, Warner’s office said Thursday.
“Too often, Congress requires federal agencies to produce reports that overlap with existing ones, or document programs that no longer exist, arenât funded, and even programs that have never been funded,” noted Warner.
“American taxpayers deserve a government that doesnât waste their tax dollars, which means focusing resources on delivering results, not writing reports that are no longer necessary,” Ayotte added.
NASA and the Commerce Department are examples of federal agencies that have been required to submit reports on certain unfunded programs, according to the statement issued byÂ Warner’s office.
Warner’s office provided aÂ listÂ of the 223 government reports that the bill seeks toÂ consolidate or eliminate.