Sam Ungar and Donna Cooper explore how a new website used by the highway agency makes it easier to ensure that recovery funds flow almost entirely to American companies and workers—and urge other Department of Transportation offices to follow the FHWA’s lead.
Sam Ungar is a Research Assistant for Economic Policy at American Progress. Sam graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with an A.B. in government in May 2012. He interned at American Progress in 2011 on the Doing What Works project and has also interned at Lake Research Partners, Common Cause, and on Capitol Hill. […]
The Obama administration’s new Campaign to Cut Waste promises to build on the successes of the 2009 Recovery Act and usher in a new era of transparency and accountability over government spending, write Julia Kantor and Sam Ungar.