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Perry Legislation to Reduce Waste at DHS Becomes Law

President Donald J. Trump signs proposal

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Washington, June 7, 2017 | comments
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Scott Perry’s (PA-4) bipartisan legislation to reduce wasteful spending at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the DHS Stop Asset and Vehicle Excess Act, (DHS SAVE Act), was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump at the White House on June 6, 2017.

The bill requires the DHS Under Secretary of Management to improve management of its vehicle fleet following a scathing report that detailed widespread abuse of the program. According to the Inspector General, the Federal Protective Service (FPS) wasted more than $2.5 million in FY14 on its vehicle fleet due to numerous management failures. The bill aims to reduce this waste.

“This is common sense legislation that protects the taxpayer, and better allocates our resources within DHS. Cost-effective government is a bipartisan cause that we can all support. I’m excited to see our bill become law. I thank Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), our bipartisan co-sponsor Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for helping to get this bill to President Trump,” Rep. Perry said.

In December 2015, Representative Perry, in his capacity as Chairman of the Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee, convened a hearing to examine findings of the IG report, which led to the legislative adjustment.
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