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Doesn't get any more absurd than this right now the GSA is holding yet another expensive convention but wait.
That's an even the worst part while today TSA workers were -- no luxury hotel and opry land.
At the very same time a house panel was me and Washington to discuss GSA overspending.
House committee hearing -- very heated very quickly that is despite a GSA's officials attempt to outline the agency's.
Conference -- anticipated costs over a 100000 dollars but -- the approval of the deputy administrator.
Any travel must be essential to the mission of the agency such as conducting litigation or performing building inspections.
Any travel far routine internal meeting at GSA requires a waiver from the administrator of the deputy administrator.
We have canceled 37 previously scheduled conferences.
After the president issued his executive -- we found out there were 77 more conferences around the nation.
I to question the taxpayer wants answered is.
Why are these agencies ignoring the president of the United States over 6000 -- rooms at the Gaylord it in Nashville.
I understand the presidential suite is occupied today is -- TSA employee in the presidential suite.
I do not know it's over 3000 dollars -- night.
You don't know.
I don't know that I would hope not -- mettler.
My friend mr.
Denham I know is very thorough I think you and I both know there's not going to be good news out of this conference somebody saying in that -- sweep tonight I I would almost guarantee you an employee with a base salary of 84000.
Now let -- of this got a 1151000.
Dollars in overtime pay there's something wrong and GSA when you have to pay and employ a 1151000.
Dollars and in overtime.
Transportation infrastructure committee -- John -- joins -- sir and actually I have.
By the way that we now know -- -- in that dep present president's week a -- employee or not.
-- still don't know.
TSA does not -- cooperate with us -- They -- a third level.
Administrators today only on the job a few months the rest of them all productive for cover.
Are now obviously they're set -- I just moments ago we talk about someone getting overtime -- what a 1151000.
You know if we were looking at bonuses -- stumbled across information and actually the media helped us.
I'm cover this fox -- freedom of information.
They give us one -- answers they gave the media and we put it together.
You start adding up some some of these salaries.
And you had people walking away with a quarter of a million dollars was a low base salaries.
And -- here.
The places that.
How to control it did the insanity of that is is that that employee.
Who had 3151000.
Dollar over time.
On top of the Bayside 84000 it would have been a far better deal if we just hired a second personal I think that first 84000 -- to the job we're gonna -- it's not happening now we're back.
Get that would make sense and this is an agency that doesn't makes sense.
And -- spun out of control so the more we dig out you know mr.
Denham and I started when we took over a year and a half ago.
Trying to get information because their administrative costs had soared 300%.
In the year.
And we wanted to know where the money was and they kept stalling and Stonewall on.
But between the media.
Yes I did not -- has gotten mostly good -- I really got a better -- find out who's doing okay and can and do some of.
Former administrator is gone the building administrators gone others are gone.
They have been removed fired or have retired -- -- -- but now we're on a second level of scandal.
And -- no one showed up from that second level of scandal.
And there are people who weren't -- who are on tape up.
With that did -- 20000 dollar -- -- that have that 35000 dollars with a picture frames.
When one person took medical leave last Friday I had to reschedule that hearing three times.
I did okay but okay so we got a new new flock who's supposedly now rent a place and I might add that to have by the -- the statistics coming out of that hearing today is that the GSA gobbles up 10%.
Of all the federal government bonus checks.
And -- reflects 1% of total force but but am -- so we're not to like group to run in the GSA since this.
Well we're -- we're down to three -- has.
That seconds here has been involved in these latest scandals and they won't come forward and some of them are stepping aside.
Why in the world.
Do we need a quote Smart paid.
Conference right now going on in operating where artists and whoever that why oh why we need what's a Smart take conference week.
We wouldn't know about any of these if we hadn't started digging before what -- -- You got me on that one that's why we've got I've got to investigators.
And the inspector general today.
We asked him to get to the bottom of it to yourself.
We've got to make certain first of all the people who've been responsible for going on with these expensive wasteful conferences are held -- -- Then we've got to make certain that this doesn't happen again and changed the law or administrative pact practice that -- said the agencies.
-- -- -- here's what I know about and what I've read about the conference a Smart pay conference on how Smart does frustrate paying -- and I might add parenthetically but.
It twenty and so what this Smart hate train -- to train conference and it's for banks investing in the -- so called Smart paced system.
But also invites a range of officials within the TSA so was paying for the banks pretend we know that's how we're not what I write -- Have right now at this point I have no idea Greta but that's what we're our investigation.
How we open you know one door and we find for.
Five more scandals -- this thing is mushrooming out of control and this is only they -- conferences are only the tip of the iceberg.
This agency controls 141000.
Properties buildings many of them you helped me focus on.
Big vacant under utilize losing -- to dissect the Canadian dollar law.
What does it mean no one's saying everytime we need office space and so abusing the empty buildings we have we go on and wrecked buildings windows say is say every place you look at -- more inefficient and more wasteful.
It's other people's money -- -- robberies people as guys.
Carriers right here in Washington and three empty buildings 12 blocks from the White House.
I huge building and two acres behind that -- Carlton and Georgetown.
They can for eleven years we're gonna do one on Monday in Miami and a courthouse that's been vacant for five or six years.
-- -- at the irony is that I said the GSA.
How much Sudan may get bonuses -- last -- about 44 is it 44 we're going for me just French kissing style says flattened 34 they told us it was only ten million.
And not -- fact that yeah -- -- thirty man back just as the forty we're now that's.
10% of all the Brodeur and assist them nab 1% of the -- a huge bonus for doing you know it's been really good job I wait I mean -- -- -- -- the theory behind a bonuses like you know what he did terrific job.
No way some of the guys I'm a different levels of the scandal.
We're getting that 50000.
Dollar bonuses and that those that -- -- home at least.
Resigned last weekend because he didn't want to come before us.
Well I hope that the -- if they're not stated that fancy suites -- to someone -- let us know because obviously terribly suspicious.
President thank you sir thanks for staying on top of.
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