Senator Questions Executive Travel During Shutdown

Government Executive: In the latest in Congress’s ongoing lookback at the recent 35-day partial government shutdown, a ranking senator on Thursday sent letters to multiple agencies seeking documents on official travel.

Citing past “scandals” and a “culture of wasteful spending” under the Trump administration, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote to White House Budget Director and acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney saying “as public officials, it is critical that we act as responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars, particularly when government employees and other taxpayers suffered as a direct result of a government shutdown.”

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