WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul introduced a resolution in the Senate today commending the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) for providing accountability for taxpayer dollars spent in Afghanistan.
In the resolution, Sen. Paul also urges all inspectors general to look to the SIGAR as an example of the vigor and independence the Senate expects of persons given the responsibility to conduct agency oversight. Since the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction’s creation in 2008, the office’s recommendations has resulted in more than $1,000,000,000 in potential taxpayer savings.
“I commend the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction today for being a strong voice and a good steward of taxpayer dollars, as well as urge all inspectors general to look to the SIGAR as an example of the Senate’s expectations of your duty to this country, and not as an exception to the rule,” Sen. Paul said.
To read the resolution in it entirety, click HERE.
Earlier this year in January, Sen. Paul released a special edition of ‘The Waste Report,’ which highlighted the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction’s report on the U.S. Department of Defense losing $29 million of heavy equipment in Afghanistan. Click HERE to read the special edition of ‘The Waste Report.’