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Aug 4, 2017

Senate Passes Tester’s Bill to Crack Down on Government Perks and Cut Waste, Fraud & Abuse

Bipartisan Legislation Holds Bureaucrats Accountable Across Federal Agencies

(Missoula, Mont.)- The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed Senator Jon Tester's bipartisan legislation to crack down on abuse of government travel cards.

Tester's Saving Federal Dollars Through Better Use of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Act will increase accountability and oversight across federal agencies on purchases made using federal government charge cards. Tester's bill would improve anti-waste and fraud analysis and would save taxpayer money by leveraging the government's purchasing power when buying items in bulk.

"This bipartisan bill holds accountable all government employees entrusted with the responsibility of using taxpayer-owned travel cards by scrutinizing every penny and cracking down on abuse, fraud, and waste," Tester said. "This bill will put eagle eyes on how the government spends money to clean up Washington, cut wasteful spending and stop government bureaucrats from treating taxpayer money like their own personal piggy banks."

Tester, a longtime champion of accountability and transparency, cosponsored the bill in June and secured its passage this week.

The bill now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration. Full text of the bill can be found HERE.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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