Dec. 19, 2014 SIGN IN | REGISTER
Download CQ Roll Call's Definitive Guide to the 114th Congress | Sign Up for Roll Call Newsletters | Get the Latest on the Roll Call App

Campus Notebook: Defense of Marriage Act Dispute Stirs Panel

“This clean opinion is a direct result of ... Strodel’s ability to restore the House’s good financial standing through the successful implementation of a comprehensive internal controls program and a new financial management system,” reads a “Dear Colleague” letter signed by Reps. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) and Robert Brady (D-Pa.), chairman and ranking member of the House Administration Committee.

In fiscal 2011, the CAO contracted the public accounting firm Cotton and Co. to audit House financial statements.

Though the firm’s report is positive overall, it did find two “significant deficiencies” in the House’s financial management.

The House is not, according to Cotton and Co., doing consistent record-keeping to ensure correct reporting of expenditures and transactions. Nor has the House implemented a process to ensure that the chamber’s information technology system is secure against “risks.”

Still, the firm stresses that it does not consider these deficiencies to be “material weaknesses.”

Please send Campus Notebook tips here.

comments powered by Disqus




Want Roll Call on your doorstep?