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09 December 2009

Kingston To Introduce Legislation Auditing Use Of Stimulus Dollars

With media reports indicating major discrepancies and inaccuracies on the government web page tracking the use of stimulus funds, Congressman Jack Kingston (R - Georgia) is calling for an audit and is co-sponsoring legislation to achieve that goal.

Kingston, along with South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson and Indiana Congressman Mark Souder, will announce the introduction of the National Commission on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Wednesday afternoon. The bill will create a bipartisan commission to investigate the effects of this “stimulus” bill.

The National Commission on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will create a ten member panel, appointed by the President and Democrat and Republican leaders in the House and Senate, will investigate how many jobs have actually been saved or created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; the circumstances in which those jobs have been saved or created; and, the effectiveness of measures taken to prevent the improper payment of funds. Following the investigation, the Commission will make recommendations on what changes could be made to save or create more jobs and what steps can be taken to prevent the improper allocation of taxpayer dollars.