FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Eugene DePasquale
DePasquale to introduce legislation to recover misused government funds
HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Eugene DePasquale, D-York, said he plans to introduce legislation that would recover misused government funds.
DePasquale said his bill would create The Pennsylvania Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act.
"A federal version of this bill was recently signed into law by President Obama and was one of the few supported by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress," DePasquale said. "It was endorsed by the National Taxpayers Union and Citizens Against Government Waste, and is a clear move in the right direction to correct government misuse of funds."
DePasquale said his legislation would enact stricter standards among state agencies to identify improper payments and recover taxpayer dollars that were misspent.
"By holding government agencies accountable, this legislation will help eliminate wasteful government spending each year," DePasquale said.
Improper payments include money misspent due to fraud or a lack of financial oversight within an agency.