The jury is out on the details of this government agency's spending practices on conventions. Still, in the wake of the GSA brouhaha, the travel spending practices of the entire government are under the microscope.
A freshman Republican lawmaker in the Congress is asking a pair of U.S. House committees to investigate evidence turned over by a possible whistleblower who claims a unit of the National Institute of Standards and Technology spent $34 million over six years for conferences and meetings, including one multi-million dollar gathering a few months ago in Florida.
The Commerce Department sternly disputed the charges leveled by Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL), with one official saying an official rebuttal would be offered on Wednesday.
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