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GSA’s Dan Tangherlini Draws Bipartisan Support at Confirmation Hearing

Dan Tangherlini
Dan Tangherlini

Dan Tangherlini, acting chief of the General Services Administration, received bipartisan praise during a Senate panel hearing Tuesday for his nomination as the agency’s permanent administrator, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday.

Daniel Sernovitz writes the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will vote June 24 on Tangherlini’s confirmation.

Senators Tom Carper and Tom Coburn praised Tangherlini for his efforts to reform the agency after the spending scandal of 2010.

“GSA deserves a leader who understands the complexity of these management challenges and who can work well with the heads of other agencies to help them meet their needs,” Carper, the panel’s chairman, said in opening remarks.

He also asked Tangherlini, if confirmed, to collaborate with the Senate to help the government streamline efforts to dispose of unneeded and unused federal properties.

Tangherlini told the committee that GSA has saved about $28 million and expects to save $24 million more in annual rentals by consolidating agencies.

“We know that by providing services that offer both savings and results, we help other agencies focus on their own important missions,” he said.

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