Cohen bill would shed light on government payments

Cohen bill would shed light on government payments
(Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/7)

“The legislation will lead to more transparency, which will enable ordinary citizens such as veterans, seniors, small-business owners and advocates for clean air and water to fight unfair or illegal government action without fear of court costs, said U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Memphis Democrat who was one of the bill’s primary sponsors. […] While the 1980 law was well-intentioned and meant to protect ‘the little guy,’ it has been hijacked over time by ‘extremist environmental groups’ who are profiting off the taxpayer dime, said U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona, who introduced the tracking bill with Cohen and four other lawmakers. […] ‘Special-interest groups shouldn’t be getting rich off American taxpayers by filing frivolous lawsuits,’ Gosar said. ‘Common sense necessitates that, at minimum, we should track the sources and recipients of these taxpayer expenditures.’”

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Jeff Small