By Bernie Becker - 03/29/11 09:29 PM EDT
Reps. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) – the House majority leader and minority whip, respectively – are also teaming up with Coburn in a bipartisan and bicameral effort to examine government waste.
The GAO report found 34 areas where the government programs overlapped and another 47 where Congress could reasonably consider cost-cutting measures.
The 34 areas included the food safety system, Justice Department explosives investigations, teacher quality programs and ethanol programs.