Provision is in Annual Transportation Bill Moving through House
Language creating a permanent inspector general for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has cleared another hurdle, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) announced today.
Wolf said the IG language is included in the FY 2013 Transportation Appropriations bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee today. The measure now moves to the full House.
Wolf in April introduced legislation to create a permanent IG for MWAA in anticipation of the May release of the interim findings of an ongoing IG investigation of MWAA. Wolf requested the IG review last year. The report is expected to be completed by fall.
Wolf said the language in the transportation bill establishes the Department of Transportation IG as the permanent auditor of MWAA and requires the authority to cover the costs. The IG would have complete and total access to MWAA, its board and its contractors and subcontractors.