January 22, 2013
U.S. Commission on Wartime Contracting Timeline
- JANUARY 2007: Senators McCaskill and Webb arrive in the Senate and begin their fight to crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse in contracting.
- JULY 2007: Other freshmen Senators join McCaskill and Webb in pushing for the creation of a Commission on Wartime Contracting.
- DECEMBER 2007: Senate gives final approval to the creation of the Commission
- JANUARY 2008: The President signs into law the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, including McCaskill and Webb’s provision to create the Commission.
- FEBRUARY 2009: McCaskill and Webb testify before the Commission.
- AUGUST 2011: Commission issues its final report to Congress
- SEPTEMBER 2011: McCaskill and Webb testify before Senate panel alongside members of the Commission on its recommendation.
- OCTOBER 2011: McCaskill and Webb question agencies’ progress on implementing recommendations
- FEBRUARY 2012: McCaskill and Webb introduce comprehensive legislation to implement the Commission’s recommendations and overhaul wartime contracting.
- JUNE 2012: The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act receives bipartisan support from Senators Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) -the Chairman and ranking member respectively of the Senate Homeland Security Committee- along with support from Senators Al Franken (Minn.), Dick Blumenthal (Conn.), and Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
- NOVEMBER 2012: The U.S. Senate voted to include major components of the Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act as part of the national defense authorization bill.
- DECEMBER 2012: Congress gave final approval to the historic wartime contracting reforms-the most substantial overhaul of how the federal government contracts during wartime since World War II. The majority of McCaskill's Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act was adopted as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approved by both the House and Senate, and signed into law by the President..