Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyDozens of senators push EPA for higher ethanol mandate Civil liberties group mobilizes against surveillance amendment Brother may I? Congress must reform senseless drug regulation MORE (R-Iowa) introduced the bill as a way to clamp down on wasteful spending by federal workers with authorization to use government cards. Grassley has said that while credit cards are a useful and efficient way to track spending, federal workers who abuse these cards should either "lose it or get fired."
The bill, S. 300, also puts in place a similar set of rules for agencies that allow travel costs to be paid for with government credit cards. This section calls for the possible dismissal of workers who abuse their travel charge cards, and the establishment of procedures to monitor the use of these cards.