The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 2590): Overview and Comparison with H.R. 5060

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In an attempt to expand oversight of federal spending, including earmarks, S.
2590 would provide the public with access to an online database containing
information about entities that are awarded federal grants, loans, and contracts. This report summarizes S. 2590, compares it to H.R. 5060, and outlines the
arguments in favor of the bill and those critical of it. The final section discusses the
implications of using the Federal Assistance Award Data System (FAADS) and the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to populate the bill’s proposed database.

Creator(s): Hatch, Garrett L.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 11, 2006
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Hatch, Garrett L.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 11, 2006
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Description:

In an attempt to expand oversight of federal spending, including earmarks, S.
2590 would provide the public with access to an online database containing
information about entities that are awarded federal grants, loans, and contracts. This report summarizes S. 2590, compares it to H.R. 5060, and outlines the
arguments in favor of the bill and those critical of it. The final section discusses the
implications of using the Federal Assistance Award Data System (FAADS) and the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to populate the bill’s proposed database.

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