Rep. Hal Rogers (KY) published a blog post today in The Hill. Please read an excerpt of "An Oversight Agenda":
On the cusp of the 112th Congress, out-of-control spending isn’t the sole difficulty facing Washington today. Don’t get me wrong -- $1.3 trillion in annual deficits and the growing $13 trillion national debt are enormous problems and I’m committed to slashing spending, bringing the top line down and working with the Budget Committee toward a path to balanced budgets. But we must couple spending reductions, elimination of earmarks, and drastic cost-cutting measures with more oversight and scrutiny of our federal agencies.
Oversight shouldn’t be a partisan exercise, but a serious evaluation and accounting of how taxpayer dollars are being utilized by federal agencies. From the publicly rejected Obamacare, to large acquisition reform, exploding government payrolls, and regulatory policies that defy economic logic, Congress needs to get back in the business of demanding more from federal agencies. We must end the days of requesting agency reports that go nowhere and get back in the business of true oversight and reform.