New Post Empowers Contract Fraud's Biggest Senate Foe

Law360, New York (March 8, 2013, 8:34 PM EST) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, who devoted much of her energy during her first Senate term to rooting out contract fraud, has taken over a new Senate subcommittee on federal financial and contracting oversight, giving her a more powerful perch from which to continue her scrutiny of federal contracts.

In the previous Congress, McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, chaired a temporary ad hoc subcommittee on contracting oversight, part of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. That committee has been folded into a newly created and more...
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