WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), released the following statement today in response to a General Services Administration Inspector General report outlining financial abuses connected to a regional conference held in 2010.
“This complete disregard for taxpayer dollars is unacceptable and demonstrates an abuse of American taxpayers’ trust. In two weeks, I will have the opportunity to press GSA officials for answers when representatives appear before the FSGG committee to discuss their budget request for the coming year. Those responsible must be held accountable for their irresponsibility.”
The Inspector General report covers actions taken during a GSA-sponsored 4-day conference at a luxury hotel outside Las Vegas in 2010. According to the report, the conference cost taxpayers more than $822,000 of which more than $146,000 was spent on food and beverage catering. Shortly after the announcement, GSA Administrator Martha Johnson submitted her resignation to the White House and other employees were fired.