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Yesterday a spokesman for the GSA wrote that he was appalled by this indefensible behavior at the GSA western region congress but today the White House singing a different -- In effect blaming the bush administration for excessive spending at the agency's conference.
Budget numbers obtained by Fox News show that spending for the conference did in -- go up substantially during the bush years.
Dollars was spent on the congress in Portland Oregon in 2006323000.
Dollars and Oklahoma City.
And in 2008655000.
Dollars and in 2010840000.
Dollars spent on the conference.
An administration official tells Fox News quote at least we have taken bold swift forceful action to hold those responsible accountable.
And -- put in place protections to make sure this never happened again.
If Bush Administration invoked and acted under their watch the 2010 debacle could have been avoided.
But a former GSA official in the Bush Administration suggested the Fox News today the Obama administration is manipulating the numbers.
When they're talking about that it it sounds good to say -- out over a 100% -- to about 250000.
I mean a lot but it's a lot of that when you start small it's easy to say it increased a lot that really big words he was in Vegas it was in nearly a million dollars.
Two house committees have scheduled hearings for later this month -- further examine GSA spending.
They wanna know more not only about the western region conference but also about a problem that -- taxpayers much water.
The one point seven billion dollars in cost GSA -- every year from sitting on thousands of empty or under used federal buildings across the country.
In Washington -- -- Callaway Fox News.
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