Barrasso attacks Indian Health Service mismanagement

Laramie, Wyo. – Senator John Barrasso says he and the other members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee were appalled by the waste of millions of dollars by the Indian Health Service.

The Government Accountability Office issued a report about mismanagement, and Barrasso's committee reviewed it.

Barrasso says he will hold the Indian Health Service accountable for mismanaging millions of dollars in cash and property.

The Indian Affairs Committee has asked for a government report in 90 days to say whether the situation has improved.

The head of the Indian Health Service, Robert McSwain, says his agency is conducting investigations into the missing items