Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today introduced the Taxpayer Funded Pension Disclosure Act. This bill will make the pension information of retired federal employees subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
"Americans should know exactly how their taxpayer dollars are used to fund the pensions of members of Congress and other federal bureaucrats,” DeSantis said. “The Taxpayer Funded Pension Disclosure Act will empower taxpayers to hold their government accountable and demand that their hard-earned tax dollars are spent wisely.”
“I believe that the American public would like to know if corrupt Internal Revenue Service officials who invoke the Fifth Amendment are still receiving retirement benefits at the expense of the taxpayer,” DeSantis added.
Adam Andrzejewski, founder and CEO of OpenTheBooks.com, a public database of government spending, said, "Shining a light on federal pensions is the next phase of the transparency revolution. I applaud Representative DeSantis for his courageous and bold leadership in introducing legislation to make that possible. It takes guts to reveal what many want hidden. We're honored to stand with him."
DeSantis and Andrzejewski authored an op-ed for the Washington Examiner making the case for greater federal pension transparency - read here.