REP. ROSEN HELPS INTRODUCE A BILL TO PROTECT TAXPAYER MONEY FROM CORRUPT FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement after joining Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) in helping to introduce the Contingency Operation Waste and Fraud Prevention Act, H.R. 3064, a bill to prevent U.S taxpayer money from contingency ops from going to corrupt foreign governments:
“Every year, millions in taxpayer dollars go towards overseas military operations to ensure we remain safe here at home. However, too often these hard-earned dollars are paid to corrupt regimes that are more concerned with lining their pockets than helping to rebuild their nations,” said Congresswoman Rosen. “That’s why I’m proud to help introduce the Contingency Operation Waste and Fraud Prevention Act which would establish a comprehensive interagency operation to prevent U.S. dollars from being used to enrich corrupt regimes, reassuring the American public that their government has their best interests at heart.”
“When our military conducts operations in countries with high corruption, American taxpayers shouldn’t be left holding a fraudulent bill,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “This bill will create the first comprehensive interagency strategy to stop our military from getting swindled overseas.”
BACKGROUND: H.R. 3064, the Contingency Operation Waste and Fraud Prevention Act, is a bill that would require the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and the United States Agency for International Development to jointly develop an interagency anticorruption strategy that includes clear, measurable, and enforceable benchmarks for countries with overseas military operations.