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Apr 18 2012

Fleischmann Says Bill Would Clamp Down On GSA Lavish Spending

The Chattanoogan:

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann said he will be introducing legislation shortly "to clamp down on the type of government employee behavior that led the General Services Administration (GSA) to spend $830,000 on an extravagant Las Vegas conference."

He said, "GSA employees also went on lavish trips to Hawaii and videos of GSA employees mocking excessive spending patterns have recently surfaced.

“The scandal at the GSA is outrageous: Not only did the agency spend millions of taxpayer dollars on swanky conferences and vacations, but employees openly bragged about it on video.

   In my office, our expenses are accountable to the American people.  It’s time for federal agencies to do the same, and that is why my bill will introduce accountability for federal conferences.  The American people need to know that their tax dollars are being used wisely.  Our responsibility to the taxpayer demands nothing less.”

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