Senate Passes Bill to Curb Improper Payments

January 18, 2013

On December 20, 2012, the Senate passed the House’s version of the “Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act” (H.R. 4053) without amendments. If signed by the president, the bill would create more stringent procedures to help detect, prevent, and recover improper payments to contractors and program beneficiaries. Those measures include:

The bill was presented to the president for signature on December 30, 2012. 

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