Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah (shown here in a July 27, 2015, photo), says that only 29 percent of more than 440 GAO recommendations designed to cut waste and improper payments have been fully addressed.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah (shown here in a July 27, 2015, photo), says that only 29 percent of more than 440 GAO recommendations designed to cut waste and improper payments have been fully addressed. Susan Walsh AP
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah (shown here in a July 27, 2015, photo), says that only 29 percent of more than 440 GAO recommendations designed to cut waste and improper payments have been fully addressed. Susan Walsh AP

GAO: Safety net programs account for billions in improper payments

October 02, 2015 11:43 AM