Warner Introduces DATA Act in the Senate

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Thursday introduced the Senate version of legislation aimed at creating a single oversight board for federal spending data, which would be posted on a single website.

The Act appears to be identical to companion legislation Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., introduced Monday in the House called the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act.

President Obama implemented many ideas from the legislation in a less sweeping way in an executive order, also issued on Monday. Issa has stressed that his legislation is meant to complement White House actions, not compete with them.

The original version of this post misidentified Sen. Mark Warner's political party. It has been corrected.

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