Sen. Reid dubbed ‘Porker of the Month’ for stonewalling IGs looking into fraud, abuse
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) received the March Porker of the Month award from D.C.-based government watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste for supporting a bill that would stonewall inspectors general from looking into waste, fraud and government mismanagement.
“Sen. Reid’s unfathomable objection to this measure exemplifies his utter and complete disregard for protecting taxpayers,” said Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste.
“Inspectors general are frontline fighters in the battle against waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the federal government. They should have unfettered access to any and all documents they need in order to hold agencies accountable and safeguard taxpayer dollars.”
In its statement recognizing Reid, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan group pointed to Reid’s objection to a unanimous request by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in December to bring to the floor his bill to ensure IGs have access to agency records needed for their investigations.
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