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Senator McCaskill Files Her First Legislation

U-S Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri filed her first bill in Congress on Thursday.

KSMU's Matt Petcoff reports on how McCaskill's efforts to change the way Federal Inspectors Generals do their job...

In an attempt to bring more accountability to Federal Inspectors General, senator Claire McCaskill introduced legislation that would give them more independence.

If passed, the legislation would increase the terms of inspectors general to seven years and allow assistance from independent council not associated with the inspectors general agency.

As a former state auditor, McCaskill says these changes are important because inspectors general are the public's first line of defense against federal agency fraud.

The legislation would also change how inspectors general make budget requests.

Instead of simply going before their agency, the requests would also have to be submitted to Congress for approval.