Senate Panel Weighs New Contractor Suspension Laws

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 7:34 PM EST) -- Witnesses told a Senate panel Wednesday that government agencies already have the suspension and debarment tools needed to weed out bad actors in the contracting community, but need to be more proactive in exercising their existing authority.

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs asked witnesses from various federal agencies whether new laws were needed in the wake of ongoing reports that agencies consistently underutilized their authority to suspend and debar contractors who engage in fraud or are incompetent.

Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.,...
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