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S. 2948 (115th): Payment Integrity Information Act of 2018

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About the bill

How do you cut down on $141 billion in improper government expenditures?


$141 billion in federal government payments were made improperly last fiscal year, according to the Government Accountability Office — either through overpayment, underpayment, duplicate payments, or being accidentally made to ineligible recipients.

That includes $51.9 billion through Medicare, $36.7 billion through Medicaid, and $16.2 through the Earned Income Tax Credit.

What the bill does

The Payment Integrity Information Act aims to cut down on this problem. It would:

  • Require federal agencies to publish any improper ...

Sponsor and status

Claire McCaskill

Sponsor. Senator for Missouri. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2018
Length: 62 pages

May 24, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 13, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


May 24, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 13, 2018
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 19, 2018
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

S. 2948 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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