Kirk, fellow U.S. senators target waste with Just Google It Act
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), along with U.S. Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), introduced their Just Google It Act on Monday.
The bill seeks to eliminate the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), a government agency that prints and sells copies of government documents that can be found for free online through a simple Google search.
“Instead of wasting millions of dollars to buy and sell printed documents, the federal government should join the 21st century and just Google it,” Kirk said. “Eliminating a wasteful, duplicative government agency that has been obsolete since the Internet was invented is the right thing to do for the taxpayers.”
“As we look for ways to address our $18 trillion debt and find cost savings across government, there's no justification for continuing to fund an agency whose mission is no longer necessary," Ayotte said. "It is long past time to eliminate this obsolete agency, which wastes more than a million taxpayer dollars each year to disseminate government reports that are already free and readily available to the public."