Feb 14, 2012

Prof. Light to Testify Before Congress on Federal Reform

NYU Wagner's Professor Paul Light goes before Congress on Wednesday, February 15, to make the case for top-to-bottom reform of the federal government.

His testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Goverment Reform is entitled "Has the Federal Government Become an 'Awful Spectacle,' " and can be read in full here.

"Evidence is all around us," he says, "of dwindling confidence in government and its ability to respond effectively to evident challenges, national and international, economomic and political....The United States desperately needs more accountable, efficient and productive government at every level."

Dr. Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner. He received the 2010 Herbert Simon Award from the American Political Science Association for his book "A Government Ill Executed: The Decline of the Federal Service and How to Reverse It."

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