The Honorable Claire McCaskill
Former Senator of Missouri, political analyst
Claire McCaskill is an American Democratic politician who represented Missouri in the Senate from 2007 to 2019. She was the first woman to be elected senator for that state. She was previously the Auditor of Missouri from 1999 to 2007, and she joined MSNBC as a political analyst after her tenure in the Senate.
One of McCaskill’s first major bills to be passed in the Senate established a modern day Truman Committee called the Wartime Contracting Commission, charged with investigating wasteful, fraudulent and abusive contracts in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. McCaskill sat on many Senate Committees, including Armed Services, Commerce, HSGAC and Aging. In 2009, McCaskill was named chairman of a new subcommittee that investigates contracting abuses throughout the federal government. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight strives to root out government waste by focusing on contracts and the means by which the federal government provides accountability to those contracts.
McCaskill participated at The Common Good Forum & American Spirit Awards on May 10th, 2019. She spoke on “The Road to 2020: Leaders & Ideas” panel alongside former Congressman Steve Israel, Matt Bennett, Margaret Hoover and Rick Tyler, moderated by Errol Louis. She was previously hosted by The Common Good as part of the TCG Leadership Series on November 14th, 2014.