"As we witnessed with the extravagant GSA Las Vegas conference last year, there is a clear lack of transparency regarding agency conferences," said bill sponsor Rep. Chuck FleischmannChuck FleischmannTo support early childhood development, invest in housing Security fears grow on both sides of aisle Shooting turned GOP baseball practice into ‘killing field’ MORE (R-Tenn.). "The Account Act will require fiscal responsibility of agencies holding conferences."

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Fleischmann on Tuesday introduced another bill, H.R. 282, that would allow states to return unwanted federal money to the government for the purpose of deficit reduction. That bill is the Returned Exclusively for Unpaid National Debt (Refund) Act.

"These bills are a step in the right direction toward curbing government spending and shedding light on government waste," he said. "Both issues were priorities in my first term, and I will continue to fight for them in my second."