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Cartwright’s bill to improve software purchasing protocols advances in House

Times Leader

Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, to increase oversight of federal government software purchases and reduce wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars advanced in the House of Representatives this week.

The Strengthening Agency Management and Oversight of Software Assets Act was the only Democrat-sponsored bill included in the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability’s markup and was approved by a 39-0 roll call vote. It now moves forward to be debated by lawmakers on the House floor.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) led the companion legislation, which advanced out of Committee in May.

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