The Senate passed a package this week meant to stop taxpayer dollars from going to people who are deceased. Federal authorities sent checks totaling $1.4 billion from the virus relief package to over 1 million dead people, a government watchdog said. The new package—containing two separate bills, S.4104 and S.1333—requires the U.S. Treasury to use Social Security data to reclaim stimulus money sent to dead people. It also requires federal agencies to use a database of those reported to have died that the Social Security Administration maintains. “Congress owes it to the American people to be fiscally responsible with their resources, and I am pleased my legislation passed without objection to implement an easy fix to let Treasury reclaim $1.4 billion in money that was improperly sent out in the first place,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who introduced one of the bills, which passed by unanimous consent after no lawmakers blocked it. “As elected officials, one of our most important..