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Russell Rumbaugh is quoted in Chattanooga Times Free Press on accountability bill

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An
Ooltewah Republican’s accountability bill is getting traction as the Internal
Revenue Service faces fresh opposition to its spending on conferences and
retreats.

U.S.
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said his bill, known as the ACCOUNT Act, would add
oversight and transparency to spending across all Washington agencies.

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“The
bill’s [armed forces] exemption is strange,” said Russell Rumbaugh, an
official at the Washington-based Stimson Center, a nonpartisan research
institution that monitors defense spending. “The Pentagon has already
dramatically curtailed conferences because of the reduced spending forced by
the lack of a budget deal, showing Congress is already willing to risk cutting
these conferences.”

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