Whistleblower Law Blog

House Passes Legislation to Curb Contractor Fraud

On April 23, 2008, the House passed Congresswoman Maloney’s bill, H.R. 3033 (“Contractors and Federal Spending Accountability Act”) with a voice vote, to put a stop to contractors defrauding the government.  This legislature requires the Administrator of General Services to establish and maintain a database of contractor violations of federal procurement laws.  Currently, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), a nonprofit organization that investigates fraud and abuse in all federal agencies, maintains a database of contractor misconduct, which is available here.  The companion bill in the Senate is S. 2905.  To date, the Senate has read the companion bill twice and has referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 

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