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Fourteen minutes past a new hearing now set looking into another case have extravagant spending by -- federal agency.
They GSA already accused of forking over 270000.
Dollars for a performance rewards ceremony that includes -- morning thousand dollars worth of drum sticks for attendees.
Here is how they use them at that.
I don't know mistakes but the spread of legal hair who -- a bit.
-- -- -- -- Existence inside -- organization.
That is why you have harmony the ripple effect steal clients and -- because -- -- is.
And so it went from.
California congressman Jeff Denham wants to make sure it stops right there Republican chairman of the house subcommittee on economic development sir good morning -- you.
No good morning -- revenue back you bat what do you enjoy this next hearing what I wanna find out.
Well who's got obviously got to cut waste communities -- -- -- -- going on we found out yesterday.
That this is an annual conference to one day conference of where he spent 270000.
But even the president issued an executive order saying no more conference's.
They still kept doing it so on an annual basis they're spending over a quarter of a million a year and it's got to stop.
What this is what we found as you watch the video here who will slide this graphic on the experience.
Dollars and about one day conference that you say is now and you'll.
40000 dollars on the drumstick you -- strained right 35000.
Dollars for picture frames.
And an 8500 dollar appearance fee by agents.
Acts -- So your next hearing is that a direct result of what you found out here by -- Conference outside of Washington.
Or does this go back to the -- you found in Vegas several months ago.
No we're looking at all conferences.
What they -- in Vegas and now we have got another conference coming up and now we this year.
And the question really is not only why are you wasting so much money how much money wasting and how deep does this go.
But the main questioners.
If the president has issued an executive order why are you ignoring it.
-- -- Good question what do you think -- GSA got out of this conference by the way -- -- what was the intent behind the just techniques a couple of hours ago right here the -- -- what what was the lesson to be taught there.
I don't know I mean certainly they're talking about team building and awarding.
Some type of reward system but -- the -- and measurements show us what we're getting back to the taxpayer they haven't sold any properties.
They -- at least -- properties -- fair market value mean they're not doing a good job of what their main password I think any of the biggest part of the go ahead.
The biggest part of the problem is this is the agency that sets the standard for every other agency in government so -- -- doing this you can see how bad the rest of government.
I think that's the point the irony is that the GSA is supposed to watch what we spend to a degree.
So sir what did you hear him begin because I also went.
What you're looking at whether or not federal land can be managed and administered.
By private companies instead of the federal government how would that work.
Well the question I've been asking him and it's been such.
An abuse of the system and -- of the taxpayer dollars a question I've been asking is can we abolished if they all together.
Show me why you have to be in existence don't need higher saving money for the taxpayer -- -- -- it is done better than the private industry.
And certainly -- the ways about it conferences so that's the real test just to show the local realtors and local communities can actually do a better job of -- and selling property.
And what government.
Dollars a picture -- I don't know what was frame that picture -- we'll find out do you believe this conference to ever happen again after hearing has conducted early August.
I think there are conferences like this that are happening across government even with the president's executive order unless we go out and investigate.
And -- we hold those accountable and actually put -- a long place to stop these conferences.
They're gonna continue on well and we had to -- that well -- we're just scratching the servicers -- keep in touch with us we will do the same.
And we'll wait for that hearing come the first of August Jeff -- thank you.
For your time and I don't know today.
Catchy tune and it wasn't a very fun and I think conference I'm cost a lot of money and everything right it -- it can't let and yet and I out of I think for bloggers out there that congress having next up is clearly -- -- at.
And here's -- really how.
Go to to the.
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You know -- well -- about.
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