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Monday, April 09, 2012

Durbin Joins Call For Hearings on Agency's Vegas Getaway

A top Senate Democrat on Sunday joined the chorus of lawmakers vowing to get to the bottom of what happened in Vegas -- after a federal agency blew through more than $820,000 for a 2010 conference.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, said the subcommittee he leads on the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on the controversy when Congress returns from break.

"It's an absolutely outrageous expenditure of taxpayers' money," Durbin said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "That kind of misuse of taxpayers' funds is totally unacceptable."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought I read somewhere about the Obama's vacationing in Hawaii and having fresh lobster flown in from Maine. WTH just raise taxes some more...