Who We Are
Truth In Government is a public watchdog organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility in government through the promotion of honest budgeting, accounting, financial management and reporting practices by Congress and the Executive Branch.
Truth In Government is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest organization that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. All contributions to Truth In Government are tax deductible. All contributions go to printing and duplicating Truth In Government publications and videos, including the book Unaccountable Congress: It Doesn't Add Up.
The President of Truth In Government, former two-term Congressman Joe DioGuardi, has been sounding the alarm for over 25 years about the lack of sound accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting practices for the federal government. Congressman Joe DioGuardi was the original author of the Chief Financial Officers Act in 1987, and has continued to preach a message of fiscal responsibility as a citizen-activist. In addition to the many articles and media appearances he has made since leaving Congress in 1989, DioGuardi continues to speak to students at various colleges and universities throughout the country about how the current fiscal situation of the United States threatens the prosperity of future generations of Americans.
Unaccountable Congress: It Doesn't Add Up
One of the chief vehicles for accomplishing our mission is Unaccountable Congress: It Doesn’t Add Up, the book penned by Joe DioGuardi after he left Congress in 1992, and more recently updated in 2010.
Unaccountable Congress: It Doesn’t Add Up blows the whistle on Congress’ gimmicky fiscal practices that have endangered the country as well as the very soul of democracy. Even more outrageous today, these secretive practices of hiding debt combine with personal perks, deals and legal exemptions to mire the country in a shocking level of debt, leaving us indebted to countries like China who do not share our values.
Partial Congressional Record of Hon. Joseph J. DioGuardi