Senator John Walsh cosponsored the "Let Me Google That for You" Act, a bipartisan bill that will eliminate unnecessary government spending on reports now available through search engines like Google, Yahoo!, and Bing.
The legislation would eliminate the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an antiquated branch of the Commerce Department that distributes information now accessible online. The Government Accountability Office found that 95 percent of the NTIS reports are available for free online -- but costs taxpayers $1.3 million each year.
"This agency is an unnecessary waste of taxpayer money," Walsh said. "Bringing the federal government into the 21st century will save taxpayers money and it is long past time we eliminate this agency."
Walsh is a strong voice for responsible spending in the Senate. He introduced the Cutting Contractor Use and Taxpayer Savings Act to crack down on the biggest defense industry contractors. He also sponsored the "Do Your Job Act," which would force Congress to balance the budget or lose Congressional recess.
The legislation is sponsored by Senators Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).