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Non-competitive federal contracts skyrocket under Bush.

By Amanda Terkel

"Non-competitive federal contracts skyrocket under Bush."

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$145 billion in federal contracts were awarded without competitive bidding in fiscal 2005, more than double the $67 billion in fiscal 2000. Yet at the same time, “[f]ailures of oversight into contracting procedures have made it possible for fraud, cronyism, and corruption to become prevalent in government,” according to a new report by Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Scott Lilly.

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The report will be released on Monday at an event featuring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA). If you live in the Washington, DC, area, RSVP for the event HERE.

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