Rosen Helps Advance Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Government Payments to People Who Have Passed Away, Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) helped pass bipartisan legislation in the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to cut down on wasteful spending by ensuring the federal government does not make improper payments to people after they have passed away. The bipartisan Ending Payments to Deceased People Act would permanently allow the Social Security Administration to share death information with the Department of the Treasury so that it can be compared with personal information from other federal government agencies to ensure government payments don’t continue to be made to individuals who have passed away.

“Nevadans sent me to the Senate to be a good steward of their hard-earned tax dollars and root out waste, fraud, and abuse in government spending,” said Senator Rosen. “I was proud to help advance bipartisan legislation to ensure the federal government does not continue making payments to people after they have passed away. This bipartisan bill will help safeguard taxpayers’ dollars, and I’ll continue supporting common sense policies to cut down on wasteful government spending.”

Senator Rosen has been a leader in fighting government waste and protecting Nevadans’ tax dollars. Earlier this month, she joined bipartisan legislation to investigate, review, and audit federal funding from pandemic-related programs, federal unemployment insurance, Small Business Administration loans, and other landmark legislation to stop any waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen announced that the bipartisan Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act she joined to increase transparency in government projects that are delayed or over budget passed the Senate. Her bipartisan No CORRUPTION Act, which would bar Members of Congress from collecting taxpayer-funded pensions if they are convicted of felonies related to their official duties, passed the Senate in July 2023.