Friday, July 17, 2009

WaPost Profiles McCaskill's Oversight Push

Amid health care, energy and financial regulation fights, Sen. Claire McCaskill still has her eye on the low-profile issue of contracting oversight.

But The Washington Post is taking notice.

"People are stressed and working on big big stuff," McCaskill admitted Wednesday in a conversation with reporters. "But we’ve got a list and we’ll plug away at it and I think this time next year we’ll be able to point to a number of things we’ve got done related to government contracting.”

On her focus on Alaska contracts, McCaskill says it has nothing to do with the state, its politics or its people. ("I'm a big fan of salmon," she jokes), but is instead an acknowledgment that Congress needs to find ways to save taxpayer money as it considers other expensive measures, reports The Post.

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