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Portman named to Homeland Security committee

WASHINGTON, DC (FOX19) - Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) has been named Ranking Republican of the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, part of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. 

"I am pleased to lead the Republican side of the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight and will work to reform and improve the government contracting process," said Portman.  "Continued oversight on the government contracting process will help curtail waste, fraud and abuse and save the taxpayers money by promoting efficiency and transparency.  I look forward to working with Chairwoman McCaskill as she has shown a shared commitment to weed out wasteful spending."

The Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight is a very active subcommittee that focuses on waste, fraud and abuse in the government contracting process.

"I look forward to working with Senator Portman as he joins the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight as the Ranking Republican," said Senator Collins of Maine, Ranking Republican on the full committee.  "Senator Portman brings thoughtful experience and a common-sense approach to this subcommittee.  As former director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, he knows how government contracting works and can provide real solutions that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal operations.  We are all concerned with the size and role of the government, so I am pleased to have Senator Portman taking a leadership role on our committee."

As Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Senator Portman worked directly to curtail waste, fraud and abuse through the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) rating system which gave performance-based ratings to government programs to identify which were working and which were not.  Further, Portman put all earmarks online so that the American public could see where their money was being spent. 

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