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Economic Development Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Federal Office Space Utilization

Washington, D.C., July 7, 2023 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Federal office space utilization. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss Federal real estate, including office space utilization, focusing on a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study to be released at the hearing.

The hearing follows a roundtable held by the Subcommittee in March that, among other issues, highlighted growing concerns about unassigned, unused “shadow” or “dark” space in Federal real estate.

Next week’s hearing, entitled “When the Lights Are On But No One’s Home: An Examination of Federal Office Space Utilization,” will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 13, 2023, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness List:

  • Mr. David Marroni, Acting Director, Physical Infrastructure, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Ms. Nina Albert, Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration (GSA)\

More information about the hearing, including a link to the live webcast and witness testimony, will be posted here as it becomes available.

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