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Aug 27, 2012 | FEDERAL TIMES

Rep. Issa alleges waste on video, travel for VA conferences

The Veterans Affairs Department allegedly spent $52,000 to produce an 18-minute video parodying the movie “Patton” as part of two training conferences now being investigated for wasteful spending.

Aug 27, 2012 | HUMAN EVENTS

Embattled Veterans Affairs spends $52,000 for joke videos

It turns out the General Services Administration isn’t the only government agency throwing opulent events on the taxpayer’s dime.

Aug 27, 2012 | EXAMINER

Watchdog: Issa demands answers from VA on 'Patton' parody

Gen. George Patton probably would not be pleased with a parody video paid for with tax dollars by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). But there is no doubt about where U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa stands on it.

Aug 27, 2012 | REUTERS

US Congress questions $5 million Veterans Affairs conferences

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent about $5 million for conferences that are drawing scrutiny from Congress and the agency's internal watchdog amid concern about potentially lavish government conferences and improper gifts to planners.


Investigation probes VA expenses at Orlando conferences

Did the Department of Veterans Affairs overspend — and waste taxpayer dollars — last summer when it paid $5 million for two training conferences in Orlando, Fla.?