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June 1, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Congress Taking Aim at Waste and Fraud



Money gavel Last week, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation that takes aim at the billions of dollars in improper payments made annually by federal agencies. The “Payment Integrity Information Act of 2018” would update and strengthen current laws that

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 17, 2018

By Nicholas Trevino

POGO’s Outsized Tax-Day Impact



Taxes Over the past 37 years, the Project On Government Oversight’s investigations have saved taxpayers billions of dollars.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Energy and Natural Resources, Contract Oversight

February 26, 2018

By Peter Tyler

I See Dead People . . . Cashing Federal Checks; Legislation Targets Payments Made in Error



A Social Security card sitting on a pile of money. Would you believe that some federal agencies are still mistakenly paying people long after they are dead? Fortunately, new bipartisan legislation in the Senate takes steps to tackle this problem.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 12, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Privatized Tax Collection Loses Money



Hands reaching out for money from a man with empty pockets For the third time the IRS hired contractors to collect unpaid federal taxes, and for the third time the effort is falling short: contractors are costing more than they are collecting while making a bad situation even worse for low-income taxpayers.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 15, 2017

By Holly Carabbio

Everything Old is New Again: Trump’s Bipartisan Proposals to Curb Improper Payments



U.S. dollars President Trump’s crackdown on improper payments could represent a bipartisan effort to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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