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Is that the General Services Administration.
One of them today threatened to pull the agency apart.
-- congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel shows us what happened in the second hearing into the GSA's outrageous spending of -- -- stuff.
A house panel grilled GSA officials -- more than five hours with its chairman concluding the General Services Administration had a culture of fraud waste and corruption so and he demanded answers all.
We continue -- But you're not giving us the information on -- bipartisan level to show us how these expenditures are happening.
I am prepared to systematically.
Pull apart GSA.
The GSA's been under fire for its lavish more than 820000.
Dollar Las Vegas conference in October 2010.
Where attendees were treated great luxury on the taxpayers.
And the man at the center of the Las Vegas event GSA executive Jeff -- Was a no show at today's hearing after taking the fifth yesterday.
I see -- mr.
Neely is not -- this today -- may only pictures I can get of them aren't and those hot tub sweet.
Investigators say 115.
Electronic devices including iPods purchased for GSA awards ceremonies were missing and one was traced to -- -- daughter.
The inspector general revealed there was more questionable travel.
After top GSA officials were warned about -- use multiple planning trips to Las Vegas.
In the -- conference there including a seventeen day trip to the South Pacific.
We were concerned that this was an unnecessary trip and a waste of money he saw -- email it it he says it's a birthday gift for his wife.
They quote the song it's it's your party we're gonna party like -- your party.
Pack the anger wasn't restricted to just Republicans that this agency apparently is structured so that people in Washington.
And don't have.
Even though the line run straight up two to them that is very very troubling.
There was some criticism why it took so long to these issues it TSA the surface.
But Miller described enormous nature of the problem we turned over every stone and every time we turned ever stone we found fifty more.
With all sorts of that things.
Rolling out again today there were more questions about what the White House knew and when after yesterday's testimony it was revealed the GSA chief of staff.
Tipped off a contact in the White House Counsel's Office last June.
The former GSA administrator says there -- not actual meetings at the White House until about a month ago Brett.
-- the Senate Budget Committee chairman today said he will introduce a version of the Simpson Bowles deficit reduction plan.
Instead of a democratic budget plan take less.
What we do not half.
He is a long term plan that is what we must now work and that is what I will be proposing tomorrow.
The fiscal commission budget plan provides a comprehensive.
And balanced deficit reduction framework and it's not perfect.
But it does represent middle ground.
So you can tell us about this.
Well -- sources close to senator Conrad say he's being a realist he's not bringing it up for a vote at this point.
Recognizing it -- political season and -- he's planning to hold off until after the election when he is hopeful that.
Members of both parties will be serious about doing something serious about our long term debt issues so.
He's going to bring it up in the committee for discussion this week but is not -- planning to bring up for a vote.
Until probably after the election -- Yeah I think it's 1085.
Days Republicans say Democrats have voted on the on a budget Mike -- kept.
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