to Cut Waste
President Obama and Vice President Biden launch the Campaign to Cut Waste, which will hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the Federal Government.
The President's first Executive Order called for more transparent, participatory, and collaborative government. This action set the bar for Executive Orders and Memoranda to follow that further his commitment to a government that is open and efficient.
Presidential Actions Overview
On his first day in office, President Obama signed executive orders and memoranda to make government more open and accountable to the American people.
President Obama ordered an overhaul of government contracting policies to promote competition, curtail no-bid awards, and save up to $40 billion a year in taxpayer money.
For the first time, no records may remain classified indefinitely. An executive order on Classified National Security Information makes major changes to address the problem of over-classification and public access to formerly classified records.
The President urges Congress to adopt a disclosure policy that would allow Americans to know which lobbyists and other special interests their Representatives are meeting.
The Campaign to Cut Waste will hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the Federal government.
President Obama called for an unprecedented government-wide review of regulations and agencies released action plans.
President Obama has taken historic steps to close the "revolving door" that carries special interest influence in and out of the government.