Congressman Mike Turner, a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced on FOX News that he is preparing legislation to recapture government funds that are being used for purposes other than filling the personnel positions they were intended for.
At a hearing last week, Turner took IRS officials to task for their mismanagement and waste of taxpayer dollars by the agency entrusted to collect them. In his line of questioning, Turner uncovered that a slush fund paid for the conference. The taxpayer dollars were actually intended to be used for personnel, not a party. The Treasury Inspector General noted that if the dollars weren’t used, it would have been returned to the Treasury Department. Turner has vowed to close this loophole, which across the U.S. Government, could result in the recapture of significant amounts of potentially wasted taxpayer dollars.