Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana has launched an effort to eliminate another area of potential government waste: oil paintings.Cassidy and several other House Republicans proposed a bill that would end taxpayer-funded portraits of government officials. The bill, called the Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting (EGO) Act, would prevent taxpayer funds from being spent on paintings of members of Congress and heads of federal agencies.The proposal comes amid reports that recent portraits cost about $20,000 to $40,000 each. According to The Washington Times , a portrait for outgoing EPA administrator Lisa Jackson set taxpayers back $38,350, while Air Force Secretary Michael Donnelly's portrait cost $41,200. A portrait of former Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who served under President Barack Obama for eight months, cost $22,500.The Obama administration has reportedly spent nearly $400,000 on paintings in the last two years.The Hill said Cassidy, in a letter to House Appropriations Commi...
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