FEDERAL AGENCIES: Lawmakers stunned by billions in improper payments Kevin Bogardus, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Lawmakers expressed shock yesterday when hearing that billions of dollars in government funds have gone to waste and fraud. Please subscribe to E&E Daily to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.