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Sep 29

Reforming Broken Government: The Contemporary Challenges to Oversight

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The American people are increasingly frustrated that the era of big government is back, and with it a new wave of inefficient bureaucracies and ineffective federal programs. According to a recent Rasmussen Poll, 78 percent of Americans believe that government does not spend their money wisely. American satisfaction with government has dropped below 20%, according to analysis done by the Pew Research Center. An assessment conducted by the Office of Management Budget during the previous Administration indicates that 22 percent of all federal programs fail to show any positive impact on the populations they serve at a cost of $123 billion every year.

As Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is at the forefront of the fight against government waste, fraud, and abuse. On September 29, 2010, Ranking Member Issa will assess the current systemic, programmatic, and organizational failures of government and offer an analysis of the value that recent technological developments offer for transparency and accountability.

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The Honorable Darrell Issa (R-CA)
Ranking Member, House Committee on Oversight and Reform

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