By Bernie Becker - 05/19/11 07:30 PM EDT
Both Leahy and Grassley, in separate statements, called fighting fraud a bipartisan issue.
“Hardworking, taxpaying Americans deserve to know that their government is doing all it can prevent fraud and hold those who commit fraud accountable for their crimes,” Leahy said. “Fighting fraud and protecting taxpayer dollars are issues Democrats and Republicans have long worked together to address.”
Leahy and Grassley have previously teamed up on, among other measures, fraud legislation that was one of the first bills signed by President Obama.