Senate OKs $500K Conference Spending Cap Amid GSA Scandal

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT) -- U.S. Senators, spurred by the ongoing spending scandal at the U.S. General Services Administration, voted Tuesday in favor of an amendment capping government-sponsored conference spending at $500,000.

The amendment to a postal reform bill passed by voice vote, according to amendment sponsor Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. In addition to the $500,000-per-conference spending cap, the amendment limits the number of employees from a single agency to 50 for international conferences.

The amendment also requires government agencies to regularly post conference spending online, including an explanation of how...
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