A bipartisan group of House members reintroduced the “Audit the Pentagon Act of 2015” (HR 942) on Feb. 12, 2015. It is the only bill in Congress endorsed by the Audit the Pentagon Initiative.
Initiative Dirctor Rafael DeGennaro participated with a bipartisan group of members of Congress for a press event at the Capitol on July 17, 2014. Representatives Burgess, Benishek, Lee and Schakowsky announced they had introduced the same day HR 5126, the “Audit the Pentagon Act of 2014”.
Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Michael C. Burgess (R-TX), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Dan Benishek (R-MI) introduced HR 5126, “The Audit the Pentagon Act of 2014” on July 17, 2014. The Audit the Pentagon Act of 2014 would slightly reduce spending for any military department or defense agency whose spending the previous year is unauditable. Any savings go to deficit reduction.
Ralph Nader endorsed the Audit the Pentagon Principles on July 15, 2014. Nader’s vision emphasizes the accountability of government to citizens.
His latest book is about the emergency left-right alliance to challenge business as usual in Washington, DC. The Audit the Pentagon Initiative is a good example of such an alliance.
Longstanding Pentagon operations reflect a black hole of unaccountability. Congressional budget debates largely ignore massive Pentagon waste, fraud and abuse. Lip service at most is paid to it.