A longtime champion of whistleblower rights, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) recently provided a strong reminder of the importance of the False Claims Act:
We have decades of data showing that the government cannot stop fraud by itself. I also know from many years of oversight that purely administrative remedies are very time consuming and often toothless.
The government should be able to decide how best to protect the taxpayers from fraud. The FCA is the most effective tool the government has. The government should be able to use it, without the courts piling on bogus restrictions that are just not in the law.
American taxpayers are fortunate to have leaders like Senator Grassley working to ensure that the False Claims Act remains an effective tool to combat fraud.
To see Senator Grassley’s full Senate Floor Statement, click here: