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False Claims Corrections Act of 2007 sent to the full Senate

Senate Bill 2041, also known as the False Claims Act Corrections Act of 2007, has received overwhelming bipartisan support from the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has reported it out to the full Senate for consideration.

    “This is common sense legislation that we expect to sail through the House and Senate,” said Jeb White, President of Taxpayers Against Fraud.  “This bill has broad bi-partisan support. It’s hard to be opposed to building a better rat trap to catch corporate cheats, chiselers, and con artists.”

   Proponents of S. 2041, note that the new bill clarifies the existing scope of False Claims Act liability, while closing a small number of loopholes that have allowed companies to steal taxpayer dollars with impunity. Specifically, S.2041 would:


  •     Clarify that False Claims Act liability protects all federal funds;

  • Solely vest the Government with the power to dismiss whistleblower-filed False Claims Act lawsuits that are based on public allegations;

  • Remove the confusion over the statute of limitations period by adopting a straightforward 10-year period;

  • Explicitly clarifies that the False Claims Act applies to those who discover an overpayment and decide to pocket the funds; and provide strengthened employment protection for whistleblowers.

     S. 2041, and its analog in the U.S. House of Representatives, is supported by leadership in both parties, including Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Senator Richard Durbin D-IL), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA).

    More Good news to follow!    

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