Bergman Introduces International Spending Transparency Act
Washington, December 9, 2020
Rep. Jack Bergman introduced legislation to require an audit of U.S. contributions to multilateral and international organizations. This legislation is based on recommendations from the Republican Study Committee’s Task Force on National Security and Foreign Affairs report released earlier this year.
Rep. Bergman was joined by current RSC Chairman, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), and fellow Task Force members Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) as original cosponsors.
“Our government currently lacks a comprehensive analysis of how taxpayer dollars are being used by international organizations and whether those funds are being used to advance U.S. interests. The U.S gives billions of dollars each year to entities like the United Nations but we have no reporting on what happens to that money and where it ultimately ends up being spent. It’s time we have a transparent, independent audit of these funds to ensure better oversight of and proper implementation of taxpayer dollars,” said Rep. Bergman.
The International Spending Transparency Act would direct the State Department to conduct an annual audit of United States contributions to multilateral and international organizations.
The audit will include information related to:
Earlier today, The Daily Signal released an article further outlining the importance of this legislation.