Saturday, September 23, 2017

McCaskill: Missourians have a right to know how government is spending tax dollars

(From Sen. Claire McCaskill)

I know it’s not flashy, but protecting your tax dollars from waste and abuse is a passion of mine, dating back to when I was Missouri’s State Auditor. And as a leader of the Senate’s main government oversight committee, I’ve been working closely with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make sure federal agencies aren’t wasting your tax dollars, and wanted to give you a quick update:

-Passed a bill in the Senate with Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa to prevent abuse of government charge cards by government employees

-Worked with Republican Senator Steve Daines of Montana to introduce two bills that will target wasteful spending and over-budget projects at the Department of Homeland Security
-Held the Department of Defense to account after an audit revealed that a federal contractors spent over $50 million on questionable purchases in Afghanistan, including luxury vehicles and inflated salaries for family members of corporate officers

-Released a report I requested outlining massive fraud and waste in government phone program—waste which I continued to combat at a recent Lifeline hearing with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Missourians have a right to know how their government is spending tax dollars,

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