Senator wants the Texas approach to cut federal waste

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has asked the Obama administration to create a federal sunset committee similar to one in Texas that kills wasteful spending, writes Jory Heckman at Federal News Radio. President Barack Obama announced a plan June 13 to cut federal waste.

Obama's deficit commission has suggested adopting the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission's model for federal use, Heckman reports.

Since 1977, the Texas commission has killed dozens of outdated state programs and saved millions, Heckman writes. 

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.