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Nevada Congressman Calls for House Hearings Into Halliburton


— December 13, 2003

Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., called Saturday for congressional hearings of Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company, calling allegations that it overcharged for fuel in Iraq “an absolute outrage.”

Gibbons said he wants the House Armed Services Committee to hold hearings early next year on allegations that Halliburton Co. charged up to $61 million too much for delivering gasoline to Iraqi citizens under a no-bid contract. The company denies overcharging.

“If these allegations which were found in a Pentagon audit of government contracts is true, then it’s time for Halliburton to break out its checkbook and refund American taxpayers,” Gibbons said.

Gibbons, a committee member, is the first member of Congress to call for congressional hearings of the company. His request comes as Democrats demand further investigations.

From the AP here via the San Francisco Chronicle. (via Talkleft)


Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., called Saturday for congressional hearings of Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company, calling allegations that it overcharged for fuel in Iraq “an absolute outrage.”

Gibbons said he wants the House Armed Services Committee to hold hearings early next year on allegations that Halliburton Co. charged up to $61 million too much for delivering gasoline to Iraqi citizens under a no-bid contract. The company denies overcharging.

“If these allegations which were found in a Pentagon audit of government contracts is true, then it’s time for Halliburton to break out its checkbook and refund American taxpayers,” Gibbons said.

Gibbons, a committee member, is the first member of Congress to call for congressional hearings of the company. His request comes as Democrats demand further investigations.

From the AP here via the San Francisco Chronicle. (via Talkleft)

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