The Buzz

Blunt adds taxpayer disclaimer to press release

Sen. Roy Blunt has added a paid-for-by-taxpayers notice to his press releases.

Last week, you’ll recall, the Buzz pointed out that Blunt wants an at-taxpayer-expense disclaimer added to federal agency commercials, but did not include the same notice on his own press releases.

Until Monday.

A release discussing the president’s budget included this, at the bottom:

This release was sent by the office of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), and therefore paid for by taxpayer dollars.”

One assumes the notice will be included on all future releases.

Transparency wins again.