Sen. Carper Says GAO Report Shows Federal Gov’t Benefits from Credit Card Use
WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) study released today that shows the federal government benefits from using and accepting credit cards.
Sen. Carper has carefully monitored this issue as chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security. Earlier this year, he requested this GAO report along with Sen. John Sununu (R-N.H.).
Sen. Carper said:
"This GAO report clearly shows that the U.S. government benefits from using and accepting credit and debit cards by making our financial operations more efficient and reducing costs associated with bad checks and cash thefts. Using credit cards has effectively saved the federal government money, while increasing customer satisfaction at several government entities, such as Amtrak and the Postal Service.