General Services AdministrationÂ headÂ Dan TangherliniÂ has voiced his opposition overÂ a planned House Appropriations Committee bill toÂ slash $2.5 billion from the requested fiscal year 2014 budget.
Tangherlini wrote in a Wednesday blog post that the proposed bill contains a provision that will cover only 85 percent of the agencyâs liabilities in the private sector.
âThe bill includes a funding level that is 15 percent below what is needed for us to meet our rent obligations,â Tangherlini said.
This could force the government to default on its leases and affect different sectors, particularly the working population and the real estate community, he added.
He suggested a review of the budget request to determine which areas require prior attention and find a solution that would ensure that allocations are balanced according to national needs.
“We know that the governmentâs financial situation is tough and complex,” Tangherlini said in conclusion, adding, “What we need are real, workable, common-sense, business-like solutions to these problems.”