Reps. Tim WalbergTimothy (Tim) Lee WalbergHouse passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure Our military shouldn't be held hostage to 'water politics' Equilibrium/ Sustainability — Presented by NextEra Energy — West Coast wildfires drive East Coast air quality alerts MORE (R-Mich.) and Jim CooperJim CooperMissouri House Democrat becomes latest to test positive for COVID-19 Louisiana Rep. Troy Carter announces positive COVID-19 test Maryland Democrat announces positive COVID-19 test MORE (D-Tenn.) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require federal agencies to publicly report the costs of programs.

Walberg and Cooper said the measure, titled the "Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act," would help make agency spending more transparent.


"I hate when taxpayer money is wasted," Cooper said in a statement. "It’s embarrassing that we even need this bill. Congress knows what it should cut. It just needs to do the job."

"It’s no secret the federal government is cluttered with wasteful and duplicative programs, and this bipartisan bill will help identify the outdated programs that should be streamlined or eliminated to save taxpayer money," Walberg said.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) will offer a companion bill in the upper chamber.

Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) recently introduced a measure requiring every bill to receive a "duplication score" against programs that are already law.