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April 18, 2012 12:00 AM

McCaskill seeks to curb extravagant spending at federal conferences

Forgive Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri if she's leery of the General Services Administration's ability to police itself. As the Democratic chairwoman of a Senate contracting oversight panel, McCaskill sounded alarms about GSA's spending even before it became mired in a scandal over an extravagant conference in Las Vegas that cost taxpayers nearly $1 million.

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