Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) wants to reduce inefficient and wasteful federal
programs. The Senator introduced the Government Transformation Act of
2013, S. 1297, Thursday, which would set up a seven-member,
independent and bipartisan commission assigned with making "actionable"
recommendations to make federal programs more efficient.
should not underestimate the potential of a streamlined, well-run
government,” Kirk said in a statement. “My bill will save taxpayers
money by reducing government waste and inefficiency. We can do more for
our citizens by rooting out excessive spending, and this bill provides
us that opportunity.”
The legislation is part of a bipartisan
initiative spearheaded by the No Labels non-profit group called "Make
Government Work." Kirk, along with 80 other House and Senate members, is
part of the No Labels' "Problem Solvers" group, which was formed in January.
Check out Progress Illinois' full report on the No Labels bipartisan coalition and its "Problem Solvers" here.