Oversight

Conference Spending Part 2

Date: September 14, 2006
Time: 2:30pm
Location: Senate Diksen Building, SD-562
Agenda:

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At a hearing on federal agencies and conference spending in February it was revealed that the government has spent over $1.4 billion on meetings and travel since 2000. The Subcommittee survey uncovered that this type of spending has increased 70% (at the very least) since 2000 and also revealed that many events supported by the agencies are not related to their core mission. For background on the first hearing click here.

Witnesses

Panel 1

Ms.

Lisa

Fiely

Chief Financial Officer

USAID

Panel 1

Ms.

Nina Rose

Hatfield

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget

U.S. Department of Interior

Panel 1

Mr.

Lee

Lofthus

Acting Assistant Attorney General for Administration

U.S. Department of Justice

Panel 1

The Honorable

Michell

Clark

Assistant Secretary for Management

U.S. Department of Education

Panel 1

Mr.

Ed

Hugler

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations

U.S. Department of Labor

Panel 2

Mr.

Clarence C.

Crawford

Chief Financial Officer

Office of Personnel and Management

Panel 2

Mr.

Eugene

Schied

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Panel 2

Mr.

Jeffery K.

Nulf

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration

U.S. Department of Commerce

Panel 2

Mr.

Richard

Holcomb

Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Headquarters Operations

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Panel 2

The Honorable

Charles R.

Christopherson

Chief Financial Officer

U.S. Department of Agriculture