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Congressman Thomas Suozzi

Representing the 3rd District of New York

Suozzi Passes First Major Legislative Initiative with Bipartisan Support

July 13, 2017
Press Release
Amendment to Cut Down on Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Defense Contracts

Last night, Congressman Tom Suozzi passed his first major legislative initiative through the House of Representatives. Suozzi teamed up with House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and fellow CPA Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) to submit a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) aimed at cutting down on waste, fraud and abuse within Department of Defense (DOD) contracts.

 

"I didn't come to Congress planning to utilize my past work as a CPA to audit defense contracts, but I've been committed to working across the aisle since day one, and I'm proud to have worked so closely with Chairman Thornberry and Rep. Conaway on this important matter. Together, we passed reforms that will make the use of private sector auditors more useful and effective by eliminating bureaucratic mandates. This amendment will help eliminate the incurred cost audit backlog, help reallocate resources to prioritize high-risk audits with potential savings for government, help ensure a private sector auditing capacity exists, and most importantly, root out waste fraud and abuse in defense contracting,” said Congressman Suozzi.

 

You can watch Congressman Suozzi's full remarks before the House of Representatives here.

 

Suozzi is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He serves on the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.