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Lautenberg 'Truth in Contracting' Amendment to Defense Appropriations Bill Adopted by Senate
Would Require DoD to Maintain Website with Information about All No-Bid Contracts for Iraq Reconstruction
Thursday, October 06, 2005WASHINGTON, DC -- During consideration late this afternoon of the Department of Defense Appropriations bill for FY-2006, the Senate accepted Senator Frank R. Lautenberg's (D-NJ) amendment that would require the Pentagon to list ALL no-bid contracts for Iraq reconstruction on its website. In addition, the Lautenberg amendment requires the Pentagon to maintain a list of ALL contractor misconduct.
"We have a duty to be vigilant with the taxpayers' hard-earned money. These steps will help the American people monitor how their tax dollars are being spent, and determine whether contractors are delivering fair value," said Lautenberg. "No-bid contracts deserve full scrutiny. The American people should be able to see just how their money is being spent in Iraq."