Two senators want to ratchet up the pressure on companies that allegedly run afoul of the law while doing business with the U.S. government. But their proposal may have unintended consequences.
In an Aug. 11 letter to the Department of Justice, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) signaled renewed congressional interest in the federal government’s right to suspend or debar government contractors — administrative actions taken by the government to disqualify a contractor from contracting with or receiving funding from the federal government.