Democratic-Led Panels To Question GSA Officials

Democratic-led Senate committees are getting their chance to question General Services Administration officials Wednesday.

Their hearings follow two days of GOP hearings into an agency portrayed as running amok with taxpayers' money on the Obama administration's watch.

The Environment and Public Works Committee is holding a hearing on GSA spending, followed a few hours later by the Appropriations subcommittee that controls the GSA budget.

Both avoided calling as witnesses the current and former GSA officials who allowed excessive travel to the South Pacific islands and California's Napa Valley and Palm Springs and let taxpayers pay for parties in resort suites.

Lawmakers from the two Republican-dominated House committees shouted angry questions at their witnesses for two days, although the outrage was bipartisan.