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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:36 AM
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"Politically connected" No-bid Katrina contracts to undergo scrutiny
Auditors pledge to investigate Katrina contracts
No-bid pacts will undergo scrutiny, House panel to be told

Wednesday, September 28, 2005; Posted: 4:38 a.m. EDT (08:38 GMT)

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/28/congress.katrina...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after castigating the federal government's ousted disaster chief, a House panel will hear pledges from government auditors that they will closely examine millions of dollars in contracts the Bush administration awarded to politically connected companies for Hurricane Katrina relief.

The inspectors general from half a dozen agencies, as well as officials from the Government Accountability Office, on Wednesday were addressing a House subcommittee on the Katrina cleanup and announcing several new audits to combat waste and fraud.

They are pledging strong oversight that includes a review of no-bid contracts and close scrutiny of federal employees who now enjoy a $250,000 -- rather than a $2,500 -- purchase limit for Katrina-related expenses on their government-issued credit cards.

"When so much money is available, it draws people of less than perfect character," H. Walker Feaster, inspector general of the Federal Communications Commission, said. "It underscores the need for internal controls of the money going out."

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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:03 AM
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1. Ok. Now when will they do the same for the military contracts?
I know. I know. I should be grateful for what's happening now.

And I am.

Just still sour on the INACTION of the past 4 years!


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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:05 AM
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2. Yeah right.
Like that's going to actually happen. They'll throw them some generalized spreadsheets, there'll be some noise about the inadequacy, and then it will all fade away.
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:30 PM
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3. Wouldn't it just be quicker to "examine" Haliburton's/Cheney's bank accts.
for the last few years. That should prove entertaining...and enlightening.
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