Democrats Scrutinize Labor Department's Earmark Spending

A new congressional report has found the Labor Department failing to monitor how it spent nearly $300 in earmarks.

The General Accountability Office (GAO) found the Labor Department did not set goals and follow the progress of grants for job training and economic development that were partially paid for by earmarks.


Democrats on the Senate appropriations subcommittee for labor plan to question Labor Secretary Elaine Chao about the spending at a hearing today.


"This Administration has asked American taxpayers to trust its discretion in awarding these grants without full and open competition, and now it appears that good decisions were not made in choosing or accounting for how to best spend taxpayer dollars,