Share:

Tell Congress: Publish Federal Credit Card Transactions Online!

It's time for the American People to provide the oversight needed to thoroughly and regularly review federal charge card transactions, report abuse, and see that employees are fired.

The GSA’s SmartPay program has been rife with waste and fraud since it first began providing charge cards to federal agencies in 1998.

Transactions for cruises, household appliances, lingerie, dating services, brothels, jewelry, and personal computers have appeared on executive agency credit card statements in recent years.

A June 25 Associated Press report noted that I.R.S. charge cards were recently used to purchase expensive steak dinners, wine, baby clothing, as well as internet pornography.

These things stated, it’s time for Congress to end such clear and ongoing abuse of taxpayer dollars.

Since laws designed to punish those who improperly use federal charge cards already exist, the trouble is with the current, insufficient auditing process.

Rather than leave oversight to government alone, Congress must pass legislation that would require all federal credit card transactions – with the exception of those that relate to the security of the nation – to be published online and subject to public review.

It’s time for the American People to provide the oversight needed to thoroughly and regularly review federal charge card transactions, report abuse, and see that employees are fired under the"Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012."

With the federal government $16.6 trillion in debt, Congress must do everything in its power to eliminate waste and fraud. There are no excuses.

Take action! Demand that the United States Congress pass a law requiring that all government credit card statements be subject to public review! Excepting only transactions relating to national security, lawmakers must mandate that every credit charge from every government agency be published online. 

Sign the petition and send a free message to your U.S. Representative and Senators.

Public Comments
Aug 22nd, 2013
Robert L. from Old Hickory, TN signed.
Aug 21st, 2013
LINDA L. from Amarillo, TX signed.
Aug 18th, 2013
Rocky B. from Pickens, SC signed.
Aug 17th, 2013
dana b. from Forest, OH signed.
Aug 17th, 2013
John T. from Kent, WA signed.
Aug 16th, 2013
Someone from Lotus, CA signed.
Aug 16th, 2013
Nelda G. from Houston, TX signed.
Aug 15th, 2013
Thomas C. from Pomona, NY signed.
Aug 15th, 2013
Harold R. from Blackshear, GA signed.
Aug 15th, 2013
Marie C. from Norwalk, CT signed.
Aug 14th, 2013
Michael G. from Surprise, AZ signed.
Aug 14th, 2013
Everett H. from Auburn, CA signed.
Aug 14th, 2013
James m. from Mobile, AL signed.
Aug 13th, 2013
Ryan S. from Somerset, KY signed.
Aug 13th, 2013
JANINE A. from Red Hook, NY signed.
Aug 13th, 2013
David M. from Grandville, MI signed.
Aug 12th, 2013
Someone from Escondido, CA signed.
Aug 11th, 2013
Kenan W. from Clemmons, NC signed.
Aug 10th, 2013
ellen & john r. from Midlothian, VA signed.
Aug 9th, 2013
Corinne B. from Oakland, OR writes:
Quotation mark icon
I'm curious...where is our money going?
Aug 9th, 2013
Janelle G. from Fairfax, VA writes:
Quotation mark icon
This was going to be a transparent administration?
Aug 9th, 2013
Michael G. from Surprise, AZ signed.
Aug 9th, 2013
Glenda S. from Julian, NC signed.
Aug 9th, 2013
Terry L. from Smyrna, TN signed.
Aug 9th, 2013
Guy C. from Eastport, NY signed.
Aug 8th, 2013
thomas k. from Staten Island, NY signed.
Aug 8th, 2013
Ryan C. from Valrico, FL signed.
Aug 7th, 2013
Someone from Vail, AZ signed.
Aug 7th, 2013
Someone from Missouri City, TX signed.
Aug 7th, 2013
Sandra T. from Round Rock, TX signed.
Aug 7th, 2013
Michele H. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Aug 7th, 2013
Someone from Milwaukee, WI signed.
Aug 6th, 2013
Rosemary B. from Paradise Valley, AZ signed.
Aug 6th, 2013
Margaret & Ron F. from Omaha, AR signed.
Aug 5th, 2013
James B. from Canton, OH signed.
Aug 5th, 2013
James M. from Marina, CA signed.
Aug 5th, 2013
ellen r. from Midlothian, VA signed.
Aug 5th, 2013
Carl R. from Henry, IL signed.
Aug 4th, 2013
Hugo B. from Eagle River, AK signed.
Aug 4th, 2013
Barbara A. from Petersburg, TN signed.