The third day of congressional inquiries into General Services Administration conference spending moved to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, where Brian D. Miller, the inspector general at GSA, and Dan Tangherlini, the agency's acting administrator testified.
Congress began investigating GSA spending after the inspector general reported in early April that the agency spent about $823,000 at a Las Vegas resort during a October 2010 conference.
At a House hearing on Monday, Jeffrey Neely, the official at the center of the scandal, invoked his fifth amendment rights and refused to testify because the matter has been referred to the Justice Department for possible criminal violations. Neely, who is on administrative leave from his position as Region 9 Commissioner of the GSA, organized the October 2010 Las Vegas conference. He was not called to testify in today's hearing.