Rosen-Backed Bipartisan Bill to Increase Transparency For Delayed or Over-Budget Federal Projects Passes the Senate

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced the Senate recently passed bipartisan legislation that she joined to increase transparency in government projects that are delayed or over budget. The bipartisan Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act requires federal agencies to issue annual reports to Congress on government projects that are either five years behind schedule or more than $1 billion over budget. Federal agencies would also have to explain the delay or increase in cost to Congress.

“Nevadans sent me to the U.S. Senate to work across the aisle to make sure their hard-earned tax dollars are used responsibly and effectively,” said Senator Rosen. “That’s why I’m proud to help pass this bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in government projects and help eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse. I’ll always fight to make sure Congress safeguards taxpayers’ dollars.”

Senator Rosen continues to fight government waste and safeguard Nevadans’ hard-earned dollars. Her bipartisan No CORRUPTION Act, which would bar Members of Congress from collecting taxpayer-funded pensions if they are convicted of felonies related to their official duties, passed the Senate in July. Last year, Senator Rosen also helped introduce the bipartisan Disaster Contract Improvement Act to mitigate waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayers’ dollars by improving the disaster contracting process following natural disasters. That legislation also passed the Senate. She also helped introduce the bipartisan No Budget, No Pay to ensure Members of Congress don’t get paid if they fail to do their job and pass a federal budget on time that prevents a government shutdown.