McCaskill’s Wartime Contract Watchdog Project Added to Defense Bill

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s office said her plan to closely monitor wartime spending in Afghanistan and other theaters of war is being included in the Defense bill .
McCaskill said her wartime contract monitoring project was added as a bi-partisan amendment during Senate debate on the bill.
“While these wars wind down, we can’t lose the urgency to correct these mistakes, and prevent them from being repeated in the future. Protecting taxpayer dollars isn’t the flashiest issue. But it’s a promise I made to Missourians, and it’s something I pledge to continue fighting for, with dogged determination, until this legislation is signed into law.”
A statement from the Senator’s office said, “the Commission found that the U.S. had squandered up to $60 billion through waste and fraud on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The panel identified major failures in contingency contract planning, execution and oversight within the government. It concluded that such waste will increase if accountability across government is not improved as U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

About these ads

There are no comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 103 other followers

%d bloggers like this: