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Letter from Inspector General Soskin to Representative Bob Gibbs Regarding Oversight of DOT Funds Provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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The Inspector General responded to a letter dated January 11, 2022, from Congressman Bob Gibbs regarding oversight of Department of Transportation (DOT) funds provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Joined by 15 other Members of Congress, Mr. Gibbs expressed concerns about the proper distribution of the act’s funds and the importance of preventing fraud to ensure taxpayer dollars are used for their intended purpose. Detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse of Government funds is a central part of our mission. Planning to protect IIJA funds will begin with DOT’s efforts to build safeguards into IIJA programs. Currently, we are assessing how our work can best assist DOT once it has taken those steps. We are also working with the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency to address oversight issues that affect all Government agencies.