Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05) introduced the Formally List Your Travel (FLY) Act which would require all federal agency heads to submit their official travel logs to the Government Accountability Office on a more regular basis and restrict them from flying first-class.
Congressman Norman has released the following statement:
"The FLY Act would ensure that high-level government officials in the executive branch submit monthly, quarterly, and annual travel logs, and to prevent any Senate-confirmed official from flying first class on flights.
“This legislation aims to provide more transparency for the American people about the actions of government officials, save taxpayer dollars, and prevent abuse of power. Simply because these officials are no longer beholden to their constituents, does not mean they should not be held accountable to the taxpayer.
“By requiring the heads of the agencies to report their travel, those in power will be held accountable for how they utilize taxpayer dollars, encouraging them to do so efficiently and not abuse their position by going on luxurious trips.
“Not only would the Fly Act provide greater transparency for the American people, it will prevent those in high-level positions from abusing power, but it will also save hard-earned dollars in the long run.”