John Mica

  • Rep. Mica: IG report is ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ of problems at GSA

    The chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said he will hold a hearing when Congress returns from recess on the scathing IG report and other shortcoming at GSA’s Public Building Service. Scott Amey of POGO said the management failures at GSA show a systemic problem.

  • House probes ‘questionable’ spending on GSA awards

    During a briefing Wednesday with General Services Administration Inspector General Brian Miller, members of Congress learned of a GSA program that awarded employees $200,000 worth of electronics and gift cards. Congressmen Jeff Denham and John Mica have now asked the IG for the internal report.

  • Holmes Norton: The GSA problem has been ‘cured’

    As lawmakers gear up for the first of several congressional hearings about the spending scandal at the General Services Administration, District of Columbia delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton told In Depth with Francis Rose that the inspector general and the president have “already cured the problem.”

  • Former GSA officials to appear before House committee, but not expected to say much

    Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenas Jeff Neely, PBS region 9 commissioner, to appear. Along with Neely, PBS Deputy Commissioner David Foley and former Administrator Martha Johnson are on the witness list. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also is expected to hear from GSA Deputy Administrator Susan Brita, CFO Alison Doone and event planner Lisa Daniels.

  • Mica calls for GSA to fire official embroiled in scandal

    Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is calling for the General Services Administration to stop paying an official at the center of the conference spending scandal.

  • GSA pounded for not moving excess property faster

    Lawmakers at a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held at the Georgetown Heating Plant, blasted the General Services Administration for its handling of excess federal properties.

  • TSA no-show angers lawmakers as they get few answers about TWIC

    Program to provide identification cards for maritime workers lags behind a similar DoD effort, and is causing decade-long problems.

  • Lawmakers putting GSA’s new conference spending rules to the test

    House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee lawmakers were expected to ask the agency’s inspector general to look into the 14th Annual SmartPay conference happening this week in Nashville. GSA says all conferences must go through a multi-step approval process, including those already in the planning stages for 2012 and beyond.

  • House lawmakers push PBS reform bill through first hurdle

    House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management approved the Public Buildings Reform Act. It includes reducing GSA’s Public Buildings Service workforce to 2008 levels and freezing SES bonuses through 2014 across the entire agency.

  • Mica to take over new Government Operations subcommittee

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is consolidating two subcommittees that oversee major agency functions, such as procurement and technology, into a new panel. No news yet on who will be the ranking members.