As a U.S. Senator I’ve championed efforts to crack down on waste, fraud and abuse across the federal government. I authored bills to rein in outsize federal spending and reduce the billions of dollars wasted annually on bad contracts and foolish projects, empowering agency managers to end federal programs that don’t work and rooting out unnecessary earmarks that help members of Congress, not the public good.
More than ever, it’s critical that Congress shines sunlight on the inner workings of our executive branch. I believe that the business of the President of the United States is the business of the people of the United States. That’s why I’ve raised a number of concerns about the lack of transparency, questionable ethics and potential for conflicts of interest within the Trump administration.
Our democracy hinges on public trust in our political institutions, and that trust is eroding. Conducting rigorous oversight is key to restoring public trust in American democracy and holding Washington accountable to taxpayers.