Recent press reports say more than 13,000 unused accounts still exist, which will cost nearly $1 million this year in service fees.
Her bill would require the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency to list unused government bank accounts and recommend which ones can be closed. Agencies in charge of accounts that are recommended to be closed would have a week to close them.
Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.), a cosponsor of the bill, said Tuesday that he supports the bill and will work on another to ensure that money saved would go toward reducing the budget deficit.
Other co-sponsors of the bill are Reps. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickSenate rivals gear up for debates McCain opponent releases new ad hitting his record House passes bill preventing future cash payments to Iran MORE (D-Ariz.), Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.).