2 House committees investigating GSA spending

Apr 5, 2012, 7:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two House committees are investigating wasteful spending by the General Services Administration, following an inspector general’s report criticizing a lavish conference in October 2010 in Las Vegas.

A House Transportation Committee panel has scheduled a hearing April 19 to examine spending habits at the agency that is in charge of the federal government’s real estate.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants more information from GSA Inspector General Brian Miller. The committee asked whether Miller is aware of any disciplinary action taken against GSA employees involved in the planning or execution of the conference before the inspector general’s report was issued this week.

The White House accepted GSA chief Martha Johnson’s resignation after she dismissed two deputies and suspended other career employees over the conference, which cost $820,000.

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