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Turner Questions GSA Officials on Excessive Spending, Conference Goodie Bags

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Washington, Apr 16, 2012 | comments

Congressman Mike Turner (OH-3) attended the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearing on “Addressing the  GSA’s Culture of  Wasteful Spending.” Turner questioned where the funds came from to pay for items included in a conference goodie or “swag” bag.

The list of items, many of which contained labels denoting that they had been manufactured in China, came from funds that were supposed to be allocated for repairs to U.S. Government buildings:

1.     Blackjack Dealer’s Vest with monogrammed Conference logo
Made in China

2.     Participant Yearbook
Manufacturing Country Unknown

3.     Commemorative Stimulus Coin (in black velvet box)
Manufacturing Country Unknown

4.     Book about Las Vegas
Printed in China

5.     Water Bottle and Carabineer
Made in China

6.     Pen & Pencil Set
Made in China

7.     Bag with Conference logo
Made in China

8.     Long-sleeved t-shirt with Conference logo
Made in El Salvador


 

 

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