FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 30, 2020
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Moments ago on the U.S. Senate floor, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) passed legislation by unanimous consent to require the U.S. Treasury to use Social Security data to reclaim COVID stimulus money that was sent to dead people. The legislation also provides a process to stop such payments in the future.
Dr. Paul announced his intention to act last week after a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealed that “almost 1.1 million [Economic Impact Payments] totaling nearly $1.4 billion went to decedents.”
“Congress owes it to the American people to be fiscally responsible with their resources, and I am pleased my legislation passed without objection to implement an easy fix to let Treasury reclaim $1.4 billion in money that was improperly sent out in the first place,” said Dr. Paul.
You can read the GAO report HERE. You can also find Dr. Paul’s tweet from last week HERE.