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Rare display of bipartisanship this week as the house voted to crack down on federal agency conferences and spending in wake of the GSA scandal.
Our next guest is called on the GSA to be abolished congressman Jeff Denham is the chairman of the house subcommittee on economic development.
Public buildings and emergency management.
-- congressman good to have you with us the idea that -- it is given that we're gonna have four consecutive years of trillion.
Dollar deficits it's sort of extraordinary that now there's a move.
At this point to cut down on conference's.
In such meetings.
-- -- It should have been cut down a long time ago in fact you know when the president issues an executive order that says.
There's not going to be any more.
Raises or bonuses.
-- agencies should stick to that but -- you've seen them increase him -- of conference is an increased bonuses and we're gonna stop that our committee.
You're stopping in the committee.
-- the same time the GSA miss a deadline.
-- this week to.
For for its budget.
Are you all being just told sort of to stick it by GSA.
I would say we have for the last year and a half and they have stonewalled us say they've tried to do everything -- can't not to produce the budget forward for the American people.
And were fighting back to the point -- we've introduced legislation we did finally get some numbers today but meeting with the CFO.
It's amazing that.
You're you've got to CFO that they can't explain -- even a top line of the budget they've increased by a hundred million dollars.
On the amount of employees they had she couldn't say where those employees are which.
Parts of the agency had needed and increases in employees.
And so what are you gonna do -- I mean at some point you're the watchdog.
A somebody's got to be told this -- -- forgive our -- Bob don't think.
Absolutely and have -- on the buck stops here at this committee.
You know I am not introducing a number of -- that love legislation to hold them accountable.
Put an annual audit in place.
Put it online for the American public but the bottom line is we're looking dual policy entire -- -- -- the student loan program you guys voting for it president says is gonna -- -- your thoughts.
-- politics at its worst -- mean here's a president that's out there campaigning.
Talking about the need for student loans.
We've past the bill we had eighty funding mechanism to to pay for it one that the president has already taken money out of this slush fund in the past.
So it's it was a very simple bill.
-- the Democrats in the senate also passed a bill yet they haven't done that so this president continues trying to pick a fight with house Republicans.
You know we're gonna continue to stand by the American people and continue to pass legislation that's important.
In the Labor Department backing off by ruled that would have prevented those under eighteen from working on a family their family farms.
-- Were a rancher I -- what.
You know what your reaction to this month's.
I outraged you know this is another attack on on America's farming community.
You know we saw the dust act last year which basically what is that I could use my tractor and my own field.
It is we're gonna have dust we have doesn't we -- our almond trees every farm is going to have some type -- dust and now this latest attack on on our our kids our labor.
You know I was able to buy my first car from being able to bale hay and -- pulled -- of fed to -- I have my kids are doing the same -- But to have -- continues attacks on our farms.
It's an outrage and people should be angry.
But what kind of an idiot comes up with this kind.
Overrule I mean this this goes to the level of -- -- Regulation.
It is that I mean it would be laughable if it wasn't a direct attack on our industry I mean this is the you know and the industry that.
Brought you know about that the greatness of our nation I mean this is about hard work this is.
You know we've been farming it's -- since we became a country and and to have this type of attack is just.
If it's ridiculous but it you know it's something at home people are angry about.
Congressman -- -- good to have you with us.
Q thank you.
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