As reported by, federal agencies owned or leased more than 662,000 cars, vans, sport-utility vehicles, buses and ambulances, which consume about 1 million gallons of fuel per day and cost $4.6 billion per year to maintain. The article, published January 8, 2012, quotes from a report by Sen. Coburn…

According to a report by Sen. Tom Coburn, the National Science Foundation, which issues grants and does no outdoor field research and the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which counts only nine members, each have 53 SUVs.


We need to take aim at waste, fraud. By U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross,, Jan. 8, 2012

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“The BBG is the most worthless organization in the federal government,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK, told The Cable in an interview. “It’s full of people who know nothing about media or foreign policy. All they are doing is spending money and somebody’s got to look into it.”

(From Chaos at the Broadcasting Board of Governors. By Josh Rogin, Foreign Policy, April 30, 2010)