McCaskill Pushes for Investigation

1 decade 2 years 2 weeks ago Thursday, September 27 2007 Sep 27, 2007 Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:41:11 PM CDT September 27, 2007 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Claire McCaskill wants Congress to create an independent panel to investigate abuses in wartime contracting. The Missouri Democrat says the commission would be similar to one that Harry Truman created to root out waste and fraud in military contracts during World War II. The commission would look into specific contracts and recommend improvements in contracting procedures. McCaskill is proposing a measure that would create that panel and also expand the power of the Special Inspector General for Iraqi Reconstruction. Virginia Senator John Warner says he is concerned that a new commission might take away too much authority from the Armed Services Committee, which has similar responsibilities.

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