Retooled SUSPEND Act Wins Over Critics Of Consolidation

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 9:04 PM EDT) -- The latest version of the Stop Unworthy Spending Act will allow some civilian agencies and the U.S. Department of Defense to opt out of a planned governmentwide consolidation of suspension and debarment offices, easing fears that the legislation would punish agencies that are already on the right track.

The SUSPEND Act that passed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday differed in some important respects from the draft version floated by committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in February. While the earlier version of the...
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