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Truth Squad on Border Sec. Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Truth Squad on Waste, Fraud and Abuse
September 25, 2006
Contact: John Bray (Cardoza) 202-225-6131


Reps. Thompson, Cardoza to Highlight Waste, Fraud and Abuse in U.S. Border Security
Chertoff to Testify Before Homeland Security Committee Tomorrow; Homeland Security Ranking Member Thompson to Address SBI

WASHINGTON - Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) (Ranking Member, Homeland Security Committee) and Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) (Co-Chair of the Truth Squad) will hold a press conference tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2 pm in the U.S. Capitol (Room HC-9) to discuss waste, fraud and abuse in ongoing effort to secure America's southern border.

The SBI bill would require the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General to immediately review any Secure Border Initiative contract valued at $20 million or more. The review would include an assessment of cost requirements, performance objectives and timelines. The review would also assess the inclusion of small, minority and women-owned businesses in any subcontracting plans.

Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff is scheduled to testify before the Homeland Security Committee to review DHS priorities for 2007. Thompson and Cardoza will discuss instances of waste related to border security under the stewardship of Secretary Chertoff.

The Democratic Truth Squad was formed to expose the excessive waste, fraud and abuse under the watch of the Republican controlled Congress and the Bush Administration.

Who: Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)
Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)

What: Truth Squad on Waste, Fraud and Abuse Tackles Border Security

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 2 p.m.

Where: HC-9
U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C.


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