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Why Won’t NOAA Reveal To Congress How Much It Spends On Travel?

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is stonewalling a congressional oversight committee, which has been waiting for months for NOAA to turn over requested information about how much NOAA spends on travel each year.

Rep. Paul Broun said in a letter made public today that Lubchenco’s ignoring of a congressional request “mocks the notion of transparency.” Broun, a Georgia Republican, is chairman of the oversight subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

“As NOAA continues to eschew its obligation to comply with requirements for compliance with congressional oversight requests, the committee’s concerns are only heightened and I must ask myself, what is NOAA trying to hide?” Bround said.

Indeed. Is this another VA-like story, or perhaps a GSA-like situation, or a Pentagon-like scenario?

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