Senate Panel Won't Act On Tomlinson's Remomination
August 31, 2006 at 3:38 PM (PT)
The revelations in the State Department investigation report on BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS chief KENNETH TOMLINSON have led to the SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE deciding not to take action on TOMLINSON's renomination by President BUSH. TOMLINSON, who oversees the VOICE OF AMERICA, RADIO FREE EUROPE, RADIO/TV MARTI, and other overseas broadcasting by the government, was accused of improprieties including overbilling and hiring friends for consulting jobs in the State Department report, which was leaked to the media earlier this week.
TOMLINSON's term expired in 2004; he can continue on the job through the Congressional adjournment later this year.