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Federal Spending, Cutting Costs, Dollar Coin

Washington, D.C. – Senate Budget Committee Chairman Michael Enzi (R-WY), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Gene Dodaro, Government Accountability Office comptroller general, at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) on Oct. 22 will discuss measures to produce more effective federal spending, including the USA Act and proposals such as replacing the $1 note with a $1 coin.

Federal spending exceeded $3.6 trillion in the fiscal year just ended. At the same time, agencies must manage under constrained resources. Finding efficiencies, savings, and new methods has only grown in importance for both Congress and the Administration.

Two distinguished lawmakers have proposed a set of policies to reduce unnecessary costs and streamline government: The Unified Savings and Accountability (USA) Act, which seeks to reduce federal spending based on annual GAO reports examining program fragmentation, overlap, and duplication. Included in the USA Act are proposals such as reforming federal contracting procedures, consolidating federal data centers, and replacing the $1 note with a $1 coin.

The event is open to the public and press.

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WHO:

Sen. Michael B. Enzi (R-WY)
Chairman, Senate Budget Committee
@SenatorEnzi

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
@RepSinema

Gene L. Dodaro
U.S. Government Accountability Office Comptroller General
@USGAO

G. William Hoagland
Senior Vice President, BPC
@BillHoagland

WHAT: 

Cutting Costs and Streamlining Government

WHEN:

Thursday, October 22, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005