Senator Dan Coats

Coats Discusses GAO Report on Reducing Government Waste

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, today spoke on the Senate floor about the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2016 Annual Report on Additional Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap and Duplication. The report outlines steps the federal government can take to reduce waste and save taxpayer dollars.

“The GAO’s report presents 92 actions Congress or the administration could take to improve government’s efficiency and effectiveness to achieve cost savings,” said Coats. “This report and some of its findings include programs I’ve talked about, such as the failed Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program I highlighted last week.” Coats said the actions Congress has taken on previous GAO recommendations over the past five years have saved taxpayers roughly $56 billion. “We have more work to do to implement GAO’s latest recommendations, as well as those from prior years that have still not been addressed,” said Coats.

To watch Coats speak on the Senate floor, click here.

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