Grassley’s bill creates stricter guidelines and accountability for government agencies’ use of charge cards by federal employees. He drafted the bill after the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office reported fraudulent and questionable purchases by federal workers, including jewelry, gambling, cruises and even the tab at strip clubs and legalized brothels.

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“This bill is about accountability,” Grassley said when the Senate approved his measure. “The public trust has been violated by abusive use of government charge cards. The federal bureaucracy needs to improve the way it manages the use of these cards.”

At issue are charge cards used by authorized federal employees for small-scale items needed for official business, such as office supplies or travel cards, which are issued to federal employees to pay for official travel expenses. The point of the bill is to stop the misuse of funds, which costs taxpayers money.

Sens. Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperGOP chairman probes Pruitt’s four email addresses Watchdog requests probe into relationship between top EPA aide and man investigating him Overnight Finance: Wells Fargo could pay B fine | Dems seek info on loans to Kushner | House to vote on IRS reform bills | Fed vice chair heading before Congress MORE (D-Del.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Energy: Trump NASA pick advances after drama | White House office to investigate Pruitt's soundproof booth | 170 lawmakers call for Pruitt to resign Trump's NASA nominee advances after floor drama Family, friends mourn death of Barbara Bush MORE (R-Maine), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterThe Hill's Morning Report: 200 Days to the Election Koch network targets Tester with new six-figure ad buy Senators grill alleged robocall kingpin MORE (D-Mont.) co-sponsored S. 300.

Thune’s bill would modernize the way the federal government and states track the shipment of hazardous waste by going paperless.

The Environmental Protection Agency requires businesses properly document the shipment of waste materials to ensure they are disposed of properly under existing environmental law. The bill would allow them to file electronically rather than using carbon copy paper manifests.

"With an over $14 trillion national debt and a projected $1.43 trillion deficit for this year, Congress ought to be looking for ways to streamline and modernize federal government programs to save taxpayer dollars," Thune said. "This common-sense legislation to modernize the way hazardous waste is tracked will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of these programs by improving public safety and reducing burdensome paperwork requirements on the private sector."

Sens. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinThe Hill's 12:30 Report Dems give muted praise to Pompeo-Kim meeting Key Dem to oppose Pompeo nomination MORE (D-Md.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharDuckworth brings her baby to Senate vote, drawing a crowd GOP senators raise concerns about babies on Senate floor Trump checkmates Democrats in sending Pompeo to North Korea MORE (D-Minn.), James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeDems give muted praise to Pompeo-Kim meeting Overnight Energy: Former Pruitt aide alleges more wasteful spending, retaliation | Senate confirms EPA No. 2 | Zinke backs off big park fee increases Senate approves Trump’s pick for No. 2 at EPA MORE (R-Okla.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerThe ‘bang for the buck’ theory fueling Trump’s infrastructure plan Kamala Harris endorses Gavin Newsom for California governor Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response MORE (D-Calif.) co-sponsored S. 710.