Delaware Treasurer Demands Apology From OMB

Nov 21, 2013

Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers
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Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers has called on the Office of Management and Budget to apologize for the way it has conducted an inquiry into travel expenditures by his office.

The OMB is looking into the whether Flowers and his employees spent more than General Service Administration rate for hotel stays and meals while traveling on state business.

Flowers has said that treasury policy allows him and other members of his department to spend 1.5 times the GSA rate for hotel costs while traveling.

But OMB director Ann Visalli responded that the questions were about spending on meals not lodging costs based on an article in the Wilmington News Journal.

But Flowers charged that false assertions were made at a budget hearing and called for an apology.