CRS Supports “Saving Federal Dollars Through Better Use of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Act of 2017”

Along with five other organizations, the Coalition to Reduce Spending signed a letter supporting passage of the “Saving Federal Dollars Through Better Use of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Act of 2017” (S. 1099).

The letter details the legislation:

Federal purchase and travel cards continue to represent a significant source of improper and fraudulent payments. Substantial problems ranging from questionable purchases to outright abuses—including at casinos and for adult entertainment—continue to be reported by Inspectors General across the federal government. Just like with credit cards in the private sector, federal purchase and travel cards are vulnerable to criminals attempting to defraud government agencies.

S.1099 would establish important requirements for agencies to more effectively identify and prevent improper payments and fraud for both purchase and travel cards.

You can read and share the full coalition letter here.