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.”


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