- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. congressman with direct oversight of facilities is promising to fix up the federal courthouse in Pensacola after years of inadequate repairs.

Rep. Bill Shuster - who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - toured the courthouse Tuesday, alongside Reps. Jeff Miller and Vern Buchanan and Chief Judge Casey Rodgers. Shuster called the General Service Administration’s management of the building “gross incompetence” and said he would seek to reform the agency this year.

The Pensacola News Journal (https://goo.gl/GL9W57 ) reports that members of the tour got a firsthand look at the spread of black mold. Officials also saw the building’s bizarre drainage system on the roof and cracks in the floor and ceiling of the U.S. Marshall’s holding cells.

The GSA began searching for office space earlier this month to relocate courthouse operations.

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