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“Spending Spotlight” is an interactive new tool that brings transparency to government spending by allowing Americans to examine every inch of their federal government’s checkbook. This database contains information on federal contracts, grants, loans, insurance, and farm subsidies.

With its easy-to-use search functions and drop down menus, Spending Spotlight allows activists to search federal expenditures by zip code, state, or name of recipient. It also contains federal employee salaries in the database.

Only vigilant citizens on the ground in the states will be able to tell if the federal government is wasting money or doling out taxpayer funds to family members or well-connected friends of politicians in their community. Americans for Prosperity’s goal is to empower people to find these instances of cronyism, waste, and fraud.

Look around Americans for Prosperity’s new “Spending Spotlight” tool and see how the federal government is spending money in your community.

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