Sen. Rand Paul today issued a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) requesting an investigation into special permissions granted by the Administration for government agency conferences held in Las Vegas, Nev.
Below is the text of Sen. Paul's letter:
April 18, 2012
The Honorable Darrell Issa
Chairman, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
B350A Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
I would like to bring to your attention to the attached letter, a June 2009 correspondence between Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, regarding special permission for government agency conferences to be held in Las Vegas, Nev. In this letter Senator Reid actively encourages the Administration to reverse recent policy on conferences in Las Vegas.
In light of the recent extravagant spending within the General Services Administration, and the subsequent House and Senate hearings, I respectfully ask you to investigate how many government agency conferences, from any agency throughout government, were held in Las Vegas since the Administration reversed its previous policy.
Rand Paul, M.D.