OMB must stop end of year spending splurge

Aug. 10, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a report from The Pulse showing federal departments and agency’s have not spent as much as 40 percent of their budgets with only 51 days left in the fiscal year

“It is reported that the federal government is looking to go on a spending binge before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th to use all of the dollars Congress appropriated this fiscal year.  The Office of Management Budget should swiftly notify every agency that end of year spending will be reviewed and failure to engage in legal and fiscally sound contracting policies will not be tolerated.  It is unacceptable for agencies to simply blow money on vanity projects just because Congress appropriated dollars without strings.  It is up to congressional leadership and the White House to do everything in their power to prevent the end of year wasteful spending extravaganza that is predicted.”

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