Gosar's Legislative Effort to Cut Waste Clears Subcommittee

Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after language from one of his legislative efforts successfully passed the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee and was included in the Fiscal Year 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill:

For Immediate Release
Date: April 3, 2014

 

Contact: Garrett Hawkins
Garrett.Hawkins@mail.house.gov

Gosar's Legislative Effort to Cut Waste Clears Subcommittee

Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after language from one of his legislative efforts successfully passed the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee and was included in the Fiscal Year 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill:

"One of my top priorities is eliminating waste, fraud and abuse whenever I can find it. One incredibly wasteful expense is life-size pictures printed on scrims that conceal scaffolding; these pictures cost thousands of taxpayer dollars and serve no legitimate purpose. The Architect of the Capitol justified this lavish practice by asserting that it is 'used extensively in Europe.' This is America and we should not be wasting taxpayer money in this manner."

Click HERE to view the letter. 


(The Supreme Court covered by a scrim on which a full-size photograph was printed to hide scaffolding; photo courtesy of posttrib.suntimes.com)

BACKGROUND

In the recent restoration of the Supreme Court, a superfluous full-size photograph was printed on a scrim in order to conceal scaffolding during the renovation process. Hard-working taxpayers paid $139,000 total for that scrim, with $37,000 alone going towards the printing of the full-size photographic image.

Click HERE to learn more about Rep. Gosar's efforts to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse.

The Gosar language is found in SEC. 1001 of the bill and states, "None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for scrims containing photographs of building facades during restoration or construction projects performed by the Architect of the Capitol."

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