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Lawmakers putting GSA's new conference spending rules to the test

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee lawmakers were expected to ask the agency's inspector general to look into the 14th Annual SmartPay conference happening this week in Nashville. GSA says all conferences must go through a multi-step approval process, including those already in the planning stages for 2012 and beyond.

Tags: management , GSA , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , John Mica , Jeff Denham , Cynthia Metzler , Shakeup at GSA , conference spending , SmartPay , Mafara Hobson , Brian Miller , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:44am EDT
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On the show today - April 18

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jeff Denham , Steve Kelman , Bill Parker , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Defense Acquisition University , Office of Procurement Policy

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 04:23pm EDT

Denham: GSA must 'justify their existence'

Current and former General Services Administration this week faced tough questioning from lawmakers on a $823,000 tab to taxpayers for a 2010 conference in Las Vegas. But this example of lavish spending is only the latest incident in the "horrible track record" at GSA and raises the question if the agency needs to be restructured or dismantled altogether, argues one lawmaker.

Tags: Jeff Denham , House , GSA , In Depth

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 10:29am EDT
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On the show today - April 9

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jim Phillips , Centre Consulting , Shakeup at GSA , Cammie Croft , Energy

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 01:48am EDT

Holmes Norton: The GSA problem has been 'cured'

As lawmakers gear up for the first of several congressional hearings about the spending scandal at the General Services Administration, District of Columbia delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton told In Depth with Francis Rose that the inspector general and the president have "already cured the problem."

Tags: In Depth , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Congress , John Mica , fed bashing

Monday - 04/09/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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Congressional roundtable discusses health care reform - April 6th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" U.S. Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and Donna Christensen, D-Virgin Islands, discuss health care reform in the U.S. as the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, Common Cause President and CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar, D-Pa., and Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative President Vinny DeMarco also join the discussion.

Tags: AFGE , Dennis Kucinich , Donna Christensen , Neera Tanden , Bob Edgar , Vinny DeMarco

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 08:05pm EDT
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Members of Congress will get security suggestions

A House Democratic leader says he thinks lawmakers will be taking precautions when meeting with the public in the wake of a congresswoman's shooting in Arizona.

Tags: Gabrielle Giffords , Roscoe Bartlett , Ben Cardin , Arizon shooting , security , Congress , U.S. Capitol Police , Tom Davis

Sunday - 01/09/2011, 10:30am EST

Census reminds us all to fill out that form

The Census Bureau marks another milestone on the road to the 2010 Census. "National Census Day" was supposed to remind Americans of the importance of filling out census forms, and returning them by mail. At stake: hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid allocated by population to local communities.

Tags: management , Census , D.C. City Council , Michael Brown , Fernando Armstrong , Max Cacas

Friday - 04/02/2010, 07:11am EDT
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D.C. mayor navigates unfamiliar territory on Hill

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has struggled so far to build relationships with the House's new Republican majority, which could make it difficult to accomplish his top priorities given Congress' ultimate say over the capital city's budget and laws.

Tags: Trey Gowdy , Darrell Issa , John Boehner , Vincent Gray , Tom Davis , Adrian Fenty , Anthony Williams , D.C. Council , Jack Evans ,

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 03:12pm EDT

White House appears ignorant of D.C. tuition proposal

Mark Plotkin, WTOP political analyst

Tags: White House , D.C. tuition break , school vouchers , Paul Ryan , Jack Evans , Mark Plotkin

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 07:01pm EDT
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