Government Waste, an Extended Stay
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Brief Executive Summary
From the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management led by Senator Rand Paul issued a weekly waste report concerning the Extended Temporary Duty program where the government helps pay for lodging and meals for government programs on temporary assignments. The report focuses on the DOJ's use of the program, specifically the FBI, which comprises approximately 95% of DOJ employees on the program. The Subcommittee concludes that many FBI employees have abused this program for long durations of time, and that the IRS has afforded them tax benefits at the expense of taxpayers.