GOP Lawmakers Irate over Lavish Judicial Conference

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Two Republican senators are criticizing an extravagant judicial conference planned for later this year.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hold a taxpayer-funded conference in Hawaii in August. Some of the events include paddle board lessons, a golf tournament, and a snorkel trip.

In a letter to the court, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said the conference seems more "like a vacation than a business trip."

"We are concerned that using the tax dollars of the American people to pay for a conference of this sort is not the most appropriate use of funds," they wrote.

Their complaints come after the controversy surrounding a lavish Las Vegas conference held by the General Services Administration.

CBN News will have a special report on wasteful government spending on conferences, on Wednesday's edition of "The 700 Club." Check your local listings or check May 23 after 10 a.m. ET for that report.

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