FCA Proposal Is Unfair And Would Hinder Economic Growth
By Robert Salcido and Emily Gerry (September 22, 2021, 5:03 PM EDT) -- As American industry moves toward building back better in the face of a continuing pandemic, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., have introduced the False Claims Amendments Act of 2021, proposing revisions to the False Claims Act that could scuttle these efforts before they start by dramatically changing a key unanimous U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
The FCA is the government's primary weapon for combating fraud against the federal government. The FCA arms law enforcement officials with a penal remedy of treble damages and civil penalties against those who knowingly or fraudulently present false claims to the government.
It also empowers...
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