MISSOURI – U.S. Senator Clair McCaskill has joined a group of bipartisan Senators attempting to pass the Taxpayers Right To Know Act. The intended purpose of this act is to increase transparency and accountability in government; making public the cost and details of every federal program, so taxpayers can better know where their tax dollars are being spent.
In the same context of this Act, McCaskill is an advocate of eliminating the National Technical Information Service. According to McCaskill, this service is an outdated branch of the civilian work force in U.S. government, whose purpose is to sell government reports. These government reports are mostly available online for free without the help of the National Technical Information Service, McCaskill reports, and it currently costs one-million dollars of tax payer money a year to run the department.