Gowdy Questions HUD Secretary on Exceeding Spending Limits

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Published: Feb 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy sent a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Carson regarding allegations of excessive spending on the redecoration of the Secretary’s office and retaliation against HUD employee and whistleblower Helen Foster.

Excerpts from the letter:

“The Committee is aware of a complaint filed with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) by Department of Housing and Urban Development employee Helen Foster alleging retaliation when Foster refused to abet exceeding a spending cap on redecorating your office.”

“To help the Committee determine whether HUD adhered to the applicable spending limitations while redecorating your office, please provide… [a]ll documents and communications referring or relating to redecorating, furnishing, or equipping your office since January 1, 2017…”

“In addition, please arrange to brief the Committee on this matter after producing the requested documents and information.”

Full text of the letter can be viewed here.