Dem demands Pentagon audit after $43 million gas station

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The Pentagon and the Fed could both use thorough audits. Actually, we need to audit them.

(From The Hill)

A Democratic senator is pressing for an audit of the Pentagon after a task force spent $43 million to build a compressed natural gas station in Afghanistan.

“As one of the sponsors of the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2015, I also feel compelled to tell you that this filling station appears to be exactly the type of unacceptable boondoggle that our legislation aims to prevent,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

The bill, which was introduced in February, would impose penalties on the Pentagon if the department fails meet a legally mandated goal of being fully auditable by September 2017. The Government Accountability Office already audits the Pentagon but has said it does not have accurate data.