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Spending scandal of the General Services Administration or GSA.
Has shown a light on the fact that many government agencies do not have the kind of inspectors.
That discovered the abuse at GSA.
Correspondent Shannon -- tells us why not.
In a wink of lavish spending of taxpayer dollars by GSA officials at Johnson Las Vegas and elsewhere.
Lawmakers are demanding to know why so many federal agencies currently have no inspector general and the Obama administration is often proclaimed its commitment to transparency and accountability.
That's why it's so troubling.
Currently there are ten open IG slot to the federal level.
-- of the positions have been vacant for more than a thousand days at the State Department there's been no permanent inspector general since January 2008.
Members on both sides of the aisle expressed concern during a house hearing today about why President Obama hasn't made more progress getting the slots filled.
You can excuse him for six months she -- excuse him for a year or even maybe eighteen months under certain circumstances.
But three and a half years almost to the end of his first term is just to law.
Democrats say the situation isn't unique to the current administration.
The number of vacancies idea -- -- right now are comparable to the number of vacancies in 2004 as President Bush.
Was gearing up for his reelection.
And I I think that perhaps suggest something about how onerous and difficult percent of processes become as the -- -- suggested.
Of the ten open slots eight must be filled -- -- nomination from the presidents would then -- senate confirmation.
The president has sent just two nominations to the senate and neither has gotten -- floor -- Republican senators Kelly -- and Marco Rubio have sent a letter to the president asking why quote.
We are requesting information explaining the reasons for the delay in filling the vacant inspector general positions.
We request that the administration provide us with estimated target dates for presidential nominations.
The White House told us today it is committed to strong inspectors general and is working diligently to find highly qualified candidates to fill those open slots in the meantime there are acting inspectors general overseeing numerous investigations -- Stay on the story Shannon thank you still.
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