July 19, 2012
The Honorable Brian D. Miller
General Services Administration
1800 F Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20405
Dear Inspector General Miller:
Thank you for your July 19, 2012 letter outlining your initial findings regarding the November 17, 2010 General Services Administration (GSA) performance award ceremony. Based on your preliminary review, this one-day performance award ceremony cost U.S. taxpayers approximately $268,732. We are extremely concerned with this use of taxpayer funds and urge you to provide us additional information regarding the award ceremony.
Specifically, as Ranking Democratic Members of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, we request any report, interim or otherwise, and any other supporting and relevant material that would aid the Committee in fully understanding the facts, findings, and implications surrounding this award ceremony or any other similar GSA conference or meeting. We appreciate your continued efforts to address the past misuse of taxpayer funds and appreciate your assistance with this request.
Thank you for your consideration.
Nick J. Rahall, II
Ranking Democratic Member
Eleanor Holmes Norton Ranking Democratic Member
Subcomittee onEconomic Development,
Public Buildings, & Emergency Management