BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), member of the Senate Armed Providers Committee (SASC) and Senate Setting and Public Works (EPW) Committee, issued the next assertion in response to the U.S. Division of Protection Inspector Normal report auditing the U.S. Military Corps of Engineers (USACE) Border Infrastructure Contract:
“I’ve at all times been guided by the precept of following the rule of legislation. This case is not any completely different as confirmed and dismissed by the Inspector Normal quite a few instances all through the report. This whole and whole exoneration is a very long time coming from this nugatory, partisan fishing expedition. Home Democrats wasted taxpayer money and time whereas the Biden Administration is actively ignoring a disaster of their very own doing on the Southern border.”
- The USACE’s procurement course of fails to foster competitors, notably in terms of value and schedule.
- The USACE arrange a procurement course of that disfavors new entrants and innovators.
- DHS has abdicated authority for the border wall to the USACE, making a scenario through which those that patrol the wall have little say in its velocity and method of building.
- The USACE failed to satisfy probably the most primary requirements of excellent religion cooperation in satisfying the Senator’s requests for info. The Administration should proceed to work to empty the swamp and guarantee our nation isn’t run by unelected bureaucrats who, empowered by the media, hinder the President’s agenda.
With every level in his findings, Senator Cramer included detailed examples of his findings and suggestions for methods to enhance the method.
As a member of SASC and EPW, committees which each have jurisdiction over the USACE, Senator Cramer workout routines the authority to conduct oversight.