Washington, DC – In light of recent revelations of corruption and waste of taxpayer dollars within the General Services Administration (GSA) Representative Jeff Denham has introduced legislation to require an annual audit.
Denham is California’s 19th District Representative which includes Tuolumne County and he is also Chairman of the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee.
Denham introduced legislation, as seen in the video, to require an annual audit of the GSA be conducted and reported to Congressional committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Denham stated during remarks on the House floor, “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 adds, “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.”
The GSA was found to have spent nearly one-million dollars on a conference held in Las Vegas in 2010. For more about what the GSA manages and is responsible for visit their website.