On March 5, 2006, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amended version of S.386, the “Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act.” Among other things, the bill would “clarify” that the False Claims Act was intended to extend to any false or fraudulent claim for government money or property, whether or not the claim is presented to a government official or employee, whether or not the government has physical custody of the money, and whether or not the defendant specifically intended to defraud the government.