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State Oversight

States have an important constitutional role to play as a check and balance on the federal government.

That’s how America’s Founders designed our system, and for good reason: They knew that as government grows beyond its boundaries, liberty shrinks.

And that’s why states shouldn’t just accept executive orders and new funding from Washington, D.C. without discussion and approval. More oversight is needed.

What Can States Do to Increase Federal Transparency and Accountability?

  • Require legislative approval before any federal funding is accepted by the state or dispersed.
  • Strengthen the state review process for federal executive orders.
Our Increasing Government Transparency and Accountability Experts
Eric Bledsoe

Senior Fellow

Haley Holik

Senior Fellow

Jonathan Ingram

Vice President of Policy and Research

Stewart Whitson

Legal Director

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