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Lavish parties there is more news about the GSA's Vegas convention that will make you spit fire.
Word tonight that dozens of GSA employees in bureaucrats got big cash bonuses.
For arranging that conference yes they got paid extra for spending your money on clowns and mind readers.
Several congressional hearings -- the -- -- set for next week Cashman Jeff sent shares on the Senate Committees that will hold a hearing he enjoys good evening sir.
I'll miss you gonna have quite a week next face of tell me we intend to call and say -- as a witness before your hearing.
Well we certainly want to -- call in all of the individuals that have already been fired or on -- administrative leave.
But we wanna go much deeper will want to new acting director to come -- and explained.
How he's made.
The changes so that this will never happen again we also want to have the CFO that are approved all of these various expenses.
Everything from they've they lavish so Las Vegas vacation.
Two last year doing a trip to Hawaii I mean this is something we've been asking.
For an audit on for the last year and a half I'm a freshman I chair the committee we've been asking for this information.
And now we're demanding it we're gonna change that culture -- it stops with us right here at this committee we're gonna continue to dig.
And then we're going to put -- transparency in place so this never happens again but people are outraged by moment -- And people are asking me why how how does this happen -- we've got double digit unemployment how is government able to do this.
-- -- here's one of the another one of my quote favorites and we make Yankee say sarcastically fifty employees.
Got cash awards at 500 dollars and a thousand dollars for there are work are ranging the -- -- -- -- -- the people get a free conference in aren't -- thousand dollar conference and -- hand I pads and getting clowns -- mind readers but there are bonuses to the ones who who were right it's limitless out of his money bonuses for those who arranged it.
Yeah perhaps a limited time when the the president in his administration said there are going to be no more bonuses he.
He made that executive directives are two years ago.
And -- you're seeing an agency that not only give out bonuses.
But this is corruption this is fraud I mean they are taking taxpayer dollars and spending them lavishly on all these different vacations.
If this correction that's fraud do you have any back -- of live events -- if you think it's a good bad thing to do is to do refer the Justice Department mean.
If there if there is taking money.
Without permission of those -- suggests -- corruption or fraud as you have described.
Do you have any problem -- -- to -- the justice department for investigation.
-- -- -- laws that are broken we absolutely need to turn that over -- authorities and we need to prosecute to the fullest we need to make an example lot of people that.
You -- have.
-- created this type of distrust what government.
I'm particularly -- maybe we ask you about next week about -- this 330000.
Dollars to move someone.
A realtor apparently -- realtors in Hawaii.
To move a realtor from Denver to Hawaii.
It cost -- three and 30000 dollars and then the realtor who -- -- a year.
I'm curious if you're gonna particularly zero on that -- because pat pat -- -- since I spent three and 30000 dollars in a move like that.
Nowadays it's embarrassing you know we're gonna continue to not only dig in and get a lot of -- out of this first hearing border a look at and possibly holding several hearings.
And if individuals don't show up to this hearing -- -- -- we have into the power to subpoena vote but the bottom line has it's gonna stop right here in this committee.
We're gonna introduce legislation to make sure that we have the transparency so the American public.
Can -- I mean -- the frustrating thing about this.
These are all of our federal properties that we either -- out -- other game government agencies or private individuals that money goes back into this public buildings spot.
And now now this -- group in GSA has spent this money you know it's.
Billions of dollars to go into this account would no accountability no transparency no budgeting.
And we want to know exactly what's been spent which is why it's so important to have the CFO actually -- -- hearing to testify.
Do you know what account this is are there multiple counts -- -- -- for this there's there's some like a party account Dartmouth I don't -- -- party downgraded got a promotional counter and set up front.
Do you know what these accounts are calling from Sweeney -- and they're the money's coming out as something and it's been funded from someplace someplace on Capitol Hill some curious give any idea -- output would write the checks and who's saying yes -- no on these.
Somewhat -- we're trying to clarify that further but the majority of the money's being spent out of the public buildings fund.
Which congress does not get a chance to see it's not an annual appropriation it's because we have all of this money coming in by rent that is being paid.
And the billions of dollars sit in this account.
You know it should be done abused or redeveloped buildings or sell buildings off that we're not using -- instead.
You know you can see the wasteful spending here.
Who's in charge of the public -- -- fund you know.
Well I went to the director at the time which was Bob Peck.
But certainly Martha Johnson who it is the the president's -- that was just confirmed by the senate late last year.
You know she signs off on everything -- signed off on a lot of these things.
And we literally signed up really -- said that's me and it came to her here's appears that convention say party gets me being sarcastic -- But say is convention in Las Vegas we -- -- 820000 dollars would that be something she would see and sign off or is it.
Is -- laundered and -- -- -- don't know exactly what -- signing -- -- No we believe that according to the inspector general's report that not only did -- have direct sign up but she knew exactly what the line items work.
I mean and this was a party I mean we -- not only have the documentation but the videos to prove that what they were doing was not something that.
You know helped out the taxpayer by any means this was a party that they got.
Paid to show up to their rooms edit you know expenses -- paid for me these -- panda house we'd sit at the at -- M resort 2200 square foot rooms that were paid for by taxpayers.
Is there any reason why am I mean that in -- -- web scuba diving I take it that there's no sort of good business government reason that -- we should -- in Frisco would have -- I -- -- we've paid a price for their time be in their but I knew enough -- paid for the scuba.
Lessons but I guess you would agree that that would -- -- you show.
Skill that -- and that's TSA would need.
Oh absolutely when they extend their stays as well and have their families stay over and yet that family vacation is paid for by taxpayers.
Absolutely that is all fraud and and certainly -- -- that.
You know each of these individuals not only should be held accountable for but what should be paying them back.
That's been thank you sir good -- -- your parents.
Thank you don't.
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