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Mica: GSA Spending Big Bucks on Unused Federal Buildings

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Published on Aug 7, 2012

Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee John Mica (FL-07) spoke with Fox35 on August 6th about his ongoing investigation to stop the federal government from wasting billions of dollars of the taxpayers' money by sitting on its assets and badly mismanaging valuable federally-owned properties.

To highlight the pervasive waste, fraud and abuse at GSA, Mica convened a Committee hearing in an empty downtown Miami federal building and courthouse on prime real estate which has been vacant for nearly five years and costing taxpayers $1.2 million annually.

"I am continuing to call attention to the outrageous losses on federally-owned assets with incredible but squandered potential to generate revenue," Mica said. "Today's hearing in an empty federal building in Florida continues our year-and-a-half campaign to turn federally-owned properties, sitting idle for years and bleeding the taxpayers by the millions, into productive assets."

"If we have to have a hearing at every empty building in the country in order to get GSA to stop wasting money, we will do so," Mica continued. "With 14,000 excess federal properties, this is four down and 13,996 to go."

More information can be found at www.Transportation.House.Gov.

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