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.
The Daily Beast, May 23, 2014, Full story By Eleanor Clift Ralph Nader and Grover Norquist: Washington’s Most Unlikely Bromance If even these political opposites can agree on a few things, is there possibly hope that Washington can still align to get things done? Excerpts: Nader has a chapter [in his new book “Unstoppable”]on the […]
The Burgess/Lee ranking report amendment to NDAA FY2015 passed late May 21 as part of en bloc amendment 5 on HR 4435, the NDAA for FY2015. Thank you to Reps. Burgess and Lee for their leadership, and to the many organizations that supported it.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) testified at the House Rules Committee in favor of their amendment #72 regarding Audit the Pentagon.
The Burgess (TX)/Lee (CA) ranking report amendment will be considered on the House floor. It was the best amendment submitted this year.
Derelict bookkeeping is an epidemic at DoD…. Any entity that is not held to rudimentary standards when it comes to financial record keeping is essentially risking all the money it has been given. A lack of accountability leads to money being wasted, and since the derelict bookkeeping is an epidemic at DoD, quite a bit of taxpayer money is at risk… TPA is proud to be a charter member of a coalition urging a faithful auditing of the Pentagon.