The fallout over a costly 2010 General Services Administration conference continues to roll over the agency, as congressional committees grilled current and former GSA officials about their roles in the spending scandal.At the first of several hearings on GSA, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on April 16 heard a former acting GSA regional administrator and key figure in the controversy, Jeffrey Neely, decline to answer questions, citing his Fifth Amendment rights six times. Lawmakers focused on an $822,000 GSA Public Buildings Service (PBS) conference that an April 2 inspector general's report termed "excessive and wasteful." The day the
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