Rosen Backs Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Government Waste, Eliminate Duplicative Federal Programs

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she has joined bipartisan legislation to reduce government waste by eliminating duplicative programs. The Identifying and Eliminating Wasteful Programs Act would require federal agencies to compile a list of unnecessary and duplicative programs, and submit the list to Congress with recommendations for statutory changes to reduce government waste. 

Senator Rosen has worked to lead by example on fiscal responsibility by returning nearly $2 million in unspent funds from her office’s operating budget to the Department of the Treasury during her time in the House of Representatives and Senate since 2017.

“Nevadans work hard for every paycheck, and they expect the federal government to use their tax dollars efficiently and effectively,” said Senator Rosen. “I’ve made it a personal priority to root out waste, fraud, and abuse in federal spending and lead by example on fiscal responsibility, including by returning unused funds from my office back to the Treasury Department. I’m proud to support this bipartisan bill to reduce waste and eliminate duplicative federal programs.”

Senator Rosen has been a leader in fighting corruption and rooting out waste in the federal government. Earlier this month, she joined bipartisan legislation to audit federal funding from pandemic-related programs, federal unemployment insurance, Small Business Administration loans, and other landmark legislation to stop any waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen announced that the bipartisan Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act she joined to increase transparency in delayed government projects passed the Senate.