House Committee Eyes Budget Waste
Oct. 28, 1999
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The House Budget Committee chairman wants to hear from federal employees if they know about wasteful government spending or if they see ``some crazy things that make your blood boil.''
The committee's Internet site (www.house.gov/budget) has added a fill-in-the-blanks form to collect confidential tales from people who normally would not bring their complaints to Congress.
``We don't need your name but we want the details,'' Kasich, R-Ohio, said Thursday. ``In order to root out waste you have to root it out from the inside out.''
``We're going to give the American people the opportunity to help us police every federal agency,'' added Rep. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., the committee's vice chairman.
Tapping out a note on an Internet site should make it easy, Kasich said, for frustrated public servants to get attention for wasteful practices that otherwise feel powerless to stop.
If the anonymous whistleblowers provide enough detail in their tales, ``We will take them and we will investigate them,'' Kasich said.