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Representative Henry A. Waxman

"Follow the money" was the advice that "Deep Throat" gave Bob Woodward 34 years ago when he was trying to unravel the Watergate Scandal. That would also be good advice for the new Congress in its effort to reclaim its responsibility to conduct effective oversight. Specifically, the Congress would do well to look very closely at the approximately $400 billion that is being spent each year on government contracts.


This federal procurement process is the topic of a report that was released by the Center for American Progress on Monday May 14th entitled, "A Return to Competitive Contracting" and of the event held at 10:00 a.m. that morning in Center's 10th floor Conference Room.


Congressman Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was the Keynote Speaker and his presentation was followed by a panel of experts including Angela Styles, Former Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget; Margaret Daum, Professional Staff, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight and Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.


Keynote Speaker:

Congressman Henry Waxman, (D-CA)

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Taken on May 14, 2007