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Sen. McCaskill Co-Sponsors Bi-Partisan Bill to Increase Government Accountability

November 9th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

November 8, 2007 — WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three decades after Congress first created government watchdogs within each federal agency to enforce greater government accountability, a bipartisan group of four U.S. senators introduced legislation today that would significantly strengthen the Inspector General (IG) system for the future.

Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), and Tom Coburn (R-OK) today filed the Inspector General Reform Act of 2007 (S. 2324) which will build upon the strong tradition of inspectors general by guaranteeing that qualified individuals are appointed as IGs, that they remain independent of pressure or influence from the government agencies they investigate, and all IG reports and audits are easily accessible to the public

“Inspectors general are very important to making sure this government is accountable to the American people. They have served us well for thirty years, and now it’s time to make sure they have the resources and protections they need for the future,” Senator McCaskill said. Read more…

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