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Mica: GSA official billed for extra night in Vegas after big-spending conference
WASHINGTON (AP) ' A House Republican whose committee is investigating a lavish conference held by the General Services Administration says a high-ranking official with the embattled agency spent an extra night in Las Vegas after the conference at taxpayer expense.
The big-spending conference has resulted in a shake-up of the GSA leadership.
The latest development was reported by Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican who chairs the House Transportation Committee. He said details of the additional spending were in a GSA inspector general's report.
Mica said in a news release Tuesday night that the official billed three nights as government travel, while on the fourth he paid the government rate of $93. Mica said the extra cost of the suite, which cost more than $1,000 a night, "was apparently charged to the taxpayer."