Department of Transportation Cancels Stimulus Audits

Federal-aid highway program had been seen as susceptible to fraud

The top watchdog at the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Monday that it had terminated an investigation into oversight over improper stimulus payments to DOT contractors.

IG Demands Counting of Saved Jobs

Michigan agency criticized for only announcing jobs created by stimulus funds

The Energy Department’s inspector general criticized a Michigan nonprofit on Monday for running afoul of stimulus job reporting requirements by only reporting jobs that were created with stimulus money.

Pump Up the Fraud

Company that received $1.3B stimulus contract in 2009 committed fraud from 1999 to 2008

A politically connected engineering company that received massive stimulus contracts has admitted workers committed widespread fraud under the encouragement of its executives while working on a major taxpayer-funded nuclear cleanup effort.

The Cost of Cronyism

Politically powerful company provides inaccurate cost data, report says

A politically connected company with a history of legal and workplace safety violations provided inaccurate cost data to support a multi-billion-dollar federal nuclear waste cleanup contract, according to a recent report by federal watchdogs.

Investing in Foreign Countries

House Committee finds Obama stimulus cash flowing to foreign companies

A House Energy and Commerce Committee report released on Thursday shows much of the money in a Department of Energy renewable-energy grant program has gone to foreign companies and has failed to produce many jobs.

Casey at Bat for Philly Housing Authority

Millions in stimulus spending went to ‘shoddy and unsafe’ low-income housing, auditors found

Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) was instrumental in securing millions of dollars in stimulus funds for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)—money that federal auditors later found was used for shoddy and unsafe work at low-income housing units.

Breaking His Own Law

Obama fails to release mandated stimulus reports

The President’s administration is not providing the legally mandated reports on the stimulus money, The Weekly Standard has reported.

Green Man Gore

The Washington Post published a lengthy story this morning detailing former Vice President Al Gore’s work in the green energy sector, cataloguing the ways in which he has benefitted from President Barack Obama’s stimulus.