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Oversight of the False Claims Act, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, Second Session, April 28, 2016   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the April 28, 2016 hearing on "Oversight of the False Claims Act," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Trent Franks: "The False Claims Act is the Federal Government's primary tool for combatting fraud in federally funded programs. In each of the last 6 years, the government has recovered over $3 billion under the FCA and over 3.5 billion for their fourth consecutive year. [...] However, despite its success, the act still fails to prevent massive losses of taxpayer dollars. [...] This requires examination, considering Congress has amended the FCA three times in the past 7 years to expand its coverage, and enhance the ability of whistleblowers to bring suit. Today's hearing will, in part, address what could more be done. [...] We need to examine ways to give those that do business with the government meaningful incentives to detect wrongdoing and self- report it to the government and thereby return to the taxpayers more money than is currently recovered under the FCA. [...] I hope, through this hearing, we can begin to discuss ways to prevent violations of the False Claims Act from occurring in the first place." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dennis E. Burke, Larry D. Thompson, Neil V. Getnick, and Jonathon L. Diesenhaus.

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Serial No. 114-72
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Date:
2016
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Public Domain
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Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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