Hang on tight, because we’ve got some exciting news.
For years, we’ve worked with Congress to expose stupid spending by the National Science Foundation (NSF), including:
And who could forget the infamous NSF-funded shrimp on a treadmill?
Are you seeing a pattern here? Us too, and it’s WASTE.
Now, a new bipartisan bill is cracking down on wasteful spending at the NSF and other agencies. The U. S. Innovation and Competition Act (FKA the Endless Frontier Act) includes several WCW-backed measures to improve transparency and accountability about how the government spends your money.
A proposed amendment to @SenSchumer‘s #EndlessFrontierAct to reform the National Science Foundation (@NSF) would require the government to disclose all costs of research projects the agency funds. https://t.co/TtWCl0eBj2
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) May 20, 2021
The bill includes an amendment from Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) that requires an annual report on NSF-funded animal experiments and other research in foreign countries. Sen. Ernst and Rand Paul (R-KY) also successfully added language to the bill that requires all federal agencies to create online libraries with public access to the results of taxpayer-funded research within a year of publication.
The bill also integrates important language from another pending bill calling for a report on COVID’s origins, including a detailed review of the evidence for a potential leak from the Wuhan Animal Lab.
I’m fighting to ensure not another dime of your tax dollars is spent in Communist China’s Wuhan lab and to discover how COVID was unleashed so we can hopefully prevent another pandemic in the future. https://t.co/aiLBNxLWe8
— Joni Ernst (@joniernst) May 21, 2021
In addition to the above items already included in the bill draft, Sen. Ernst and colleagues have introduced these measures:
Taxpayers have the right to know who’s paying the bills… and who’s cashing the checks.
Tell Congress to pass the Cost Openness and Spending Transparency Act—the COST Act—a law that would require putting a public price tag on all taxpayer-funded projects and withhold your money when those taking the cash don’t comply.