Senate Directs Fed Review of Housing Delays

The full Senate approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Sen. John Isakson (R-Ga.) that requires the Government Accountability Office to investigate troubled housing privatization efforts. Chambliss has been particularly vocal about the situation at Moody AFB, Ga., criticizing the Air Force for its lack of responsiveness, both to him and the Moody dilemma. In a statement, Chambliss said, “We need to take a good look at this situation and get to the bottom of the factors and decisions that contributed to the Air Force awarding this contract to ensure it does not happen again.” He noted that the problem extends beyond Georgia. The full Senate passed the measure as part of the 2008 defense authorization bill, which conferees must now reconcile with the House.