Monday, July 16, 2007

Sen. Grassley (R-IA) proposes an amendment to Iraq bill that would require federal government departments and agencies to use the Basic Pilot Program and require all Department of Defense contractors to use this program to check the eligibility of employees. Grassley says that about 400 federal agencies are already using this program. Cites a number of examples of individuals working "illegally" working for Defense contractors and having access to sensitive areas--including naval ships and military bases.
However, Grassley says that this amendment, because of parliamentary reasons, will not come up for a vote now.