Denham Introduces Legislation to Require Transparency of GSA, Protect American Taxpayers

Apr 26, 2012 Issues: Government Waste

 

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WASHINGTON, DC — Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (CA-19) today introduced legislation to require an annual audit of the General Services Administration (GSA) be conducted and reported to Congressional committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in light of recent revelations of corruption and waste of taxpayer dollars within the agency.

“It is unacceptable that the corruption, fraud and waste within GSA, an agency that has nearly a $10 billion slush fund, remains hidden from the American taxpayers every single year. Today I’m introducing a bill that will request transparency on an annual basis by requiring extensive audits so American taxpayers can see exactly where this waste is going to hold this agency accountable,” Denham stated during remarks on the House floor. “This is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to actually come together to put an end to government waste...while putting people back to work.”

Video from Chairman Denham’s floor remarks can be viewed here.