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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Robert A. Peck
More than a dozen General Services Administration employees and executives from Washington were listed as attendees for the lavish taxpayer-funded Las Vegas conference in 2010 that featured magic shows, a mind reader and a red-carpet event where federal workers acted like Hollywood movie stars.
A senior government official resigned Monday after a report concluded her agency improperly paid for an "over-the-top" training session near Las Vegas that featured a mind reader, bicycle giveaways and lavish after-hour receptions in resort suites for federal workers.
Add equal bathroom access to life, liberty, happiness and the other things the government wants to make sure American citizens enjoy.
"I was not aware of any complaints in our buildings that indicate we have an inadequate number of women's facilities compared to men's," he said.
Robert A. Peck, commissioner of public buildings at GSA, which manages most civilian government office space, told lawmakers he has checked and that neither he nor his senior managers see lines outside of government restrooms, nor do they get complaints.