Comments for: US Department of Veterans Affairs conferences include $52,000 parody video, $84,000 in promotional items

Posted Aug. 21, 2012, at 3:50 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 21, 2012, at 7:39 p.m.

WASHINGTON —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. Months after a scandal and shake-up at the General Services Administration over a lavish …

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  • Anonymous

    Why is it standard to give gifts at training conferences anyway? At a time like this you could say having a job is a pretty good gift!

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