WASHINGTON DC (April 7, 2020) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley renewed his inquiries into potential wasteful and inappropriate travel spending at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), specifically seeking full and complete answers to prior questions about multiple trips to Hawaii.
“...it is my congressional duty to conduct oversight over the Executive Branch, and thus, it is within my discretion to determine when I have been provided with sufficient information to conclude an investigation. To that end, I trust that DoDEA will continue to cooperate with my office as I reiterate the questions that my staff posed to you...,” Sen Grassley wrote.
In a letter to DoDEA Director Thomas Brady, Grassley sought answers to a series of questions that staff investigators had posed to the agency nearly a year ago that have gone without adequate response. Sen Grassley’s questions focus on a set a trips DoDEA officials took to Hawaii, as well as the agency’s travel budget and other ambiguities raised in previous communications with the committee.
Sen Grassley initially began asking questions about DoDEA’s travel expenses after a July 2018 whistleblower report. The agency has provided some information, but has not fulsomely responded to questions posed by Sem Grassley’s staff.
Full text of Sem Grassley’s letter to Brady follows or can be found HERE.