1. Outrage

    GSA Officials Blasted by Committee

    Jeff Neely, the central figure in a General Services Administration spending scandal, left, confers with his counsel on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 16, 2012, during the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee heating investigating wasteful spending and excesses by GSA during a 2010 Las Vegas conference. Neely asserted his right to remain silent at a congressional hearing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    For the second day in a row, it wasn’t good to be a member of the General Services Administration. Top officials were blasted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday on Capitol Hill the day after it took a beating from another Congressional committee. A timeline released Tuesday showed that GSA executive Jeffrey Neely took five trips totaling 44 days, including a 17-day adventure to Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. “This is a dark day … for the U.S. government,” Rep. Jeff Denham said. The committee also revealed GSA interns took a five-day trip to Pal Springs—as a thank you from their bosses.

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