Senators rail against 'use it or lose it' spending at end of September

FedScoop: A bipartisan group of prominent senators has put agencies on notice: The “use it or lose it” spending frenzy that traditionally occurs at the end of each fiscal year is not an excuse to waste government money.

Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., sent letters to CFOs at 13 agencies last week warning against the wasteful spending habits and asking for briefing about how they will ensure that “spending in the last quarter of this fiscal year is not wasteful or abusive.”

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