6/27/11

Obama-SEIU Still Looting America

Andy Stern's $2.8 billion no-bid contract probed
Capitol Hill’s top investigator, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), said he wants documents from the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services relating to the award of a no-bid contract worth up to $2.8 billion, and he is demanding to know what the White House’s role was, if any, in prodding the HHS to sign off on the enormous pharmaceutical deal.

In a letter dated June 9, Reps. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairman of the Small Business Committee, wrote to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius raising concerns about the contract, which was awarded in May to SIGA Technologies.

One person familiar with the situation said he’s worried the company’s Democratic political connections could have improperly affected the deal.

SIGA is well connected politically: Andy Stern, one of the United States’ top labor leaders and a close ally of the Obama White House, sits on SIGA’s board, along with Frances Fragos Townsend, the former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush.

In the June 9 letter, a copy of which was obtained by CNBC, the two men write that their committees are “concerned about the procurement process used to select SIGA and the Department’s apparent indifference toward its obligation to obtain full and open competition.”
(from CNBC via laborunionreport @ redstate.com)

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