October 22, 2021

Top GOP Senator orders investigation into Biden administration’s awarding of no-bid contacts

President Joe Biden’s mishandling of the massive migrant surge at America’s southern border has drawn harsh criticism from both sides of the aisle in recent weeks, and now a new controversy related to the escalating crisis has attracted the attention of a prominent GOP lawmaker who wants answers.

According to the Washington Examiner, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has initiated a probe of the Biden administration’s decision to award two no-bid, high-dollar contracts to a Texas nonprofit with known ties to key federal officials.

Pursuant to his role as the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Johnson sent a letter Wednesday demanding that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provide internal documentation regarding the contracts – worth over $600 million – within two weeks.

As Axios previously reported, the firm in question, Family Endeavors, received the contracts soon after naming Andrew Lorenzen-Strait as its senior director for migrant services and federal affairs. This is significant because Lorenzen-Strait is a former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official who served on the Biden-Harris transition team on matters impacting Department of Homeland Security staffing and policy issues.

One of the contracts – on which no other companies were permitted to submit proposals – is a $530 million deal to provide housing services to unaccompanied minors who have made their way across the border. The second award, which was granted last month, is an $87 million deal to assume responsibility for a program in which more than 1,200 hotel beds will be used to shelter migrant families in Texas and Arizona into the fall, as the Examiner noted.

The outlet quoted Carol Thompson, a partner with D.C.-based Federal Practice Group law firm, to explain that awards are not permitted to be made in the absence of formal bidding except in emergency scenarios such as natural disaster relief, and thus far, HHS has not provided the rationale used as justification for doing so in this instance.

While Family Endeavors has contracted with other federal agencies in the past, those deals typically never exceeded $1 million in value. Furthermore, according to tax information obtained by the Examiner, the company brought in only $43 million in 2018, raising questions about its capacity to now handle a project nearly 12 times that size.

In light of those facts, Sen. Johnson has asked for the production of “materials that support the claim that unusual and compelling urgency” prompted the contract award and the reasoning why bids were not solicited on the project. The senator’s letter further stated that the approval documentation for the massive contract stated that Family Endeavors is the only known source “presently capable of meeting the Government’s urgent requirement[s] on this matter,” and he requested additional details on how this determination was made.

Though there are innumerable aspects of Biden’s response to the migrant influx that demand prompt investigation, the idea that former administration insiders now appear poised to profit from the unchecked chaos at the border is particularly egregious, and Sen. Johnson is right to demand accountability.

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Reply to  Jhon
6 months ago

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Susan Staley (@guest_1211990)
6 months ago

Jhon……huh huh

Fausi is a fraud

marc (@guest_1213456)
Reply to  Susan Staley
6 months ago

you should have known that the 1st time ya saw or heard him, he came out of nowhere, he is a nobody. And worst of all, you are seeing a clone or double because he was arrested and awaiting military Tribunal. He was supposed to be helping Trump, I haven’t seen that so I expect that he is @ Gitmo or has been executed for his foul play against humanity… good riddance

Susan Staley (@guest_1211999)
6 months ago

You like covering up everything, with your lousy black out Crap don’t you big tech, big jerks.

Willie T (@guest_1213385)
Reply to  Susan Staley
6 months ago

Could you imagine if the Nazi party had that kind of tech? No need to imagine it, really, since we’re there, down to the public indoctrination centers, brownshirts terrorizing the streets and talk of gulags and ‘reeducation’ camps.

Terry (@guest_1212029)
6 months ago

GOOD, it’s about time somebody investigate this CROOKED administration.

carol exposito (@guest_1213280)
Reply to  Terry
6 months ago

And the Press and Big Tech will bury it as usual. The crap goes underground if it’s Democrat crap!

alicia cervera (@guest_1213302)
Reply to  Terry
6 months ago

MAKE it FAST PLEASE they are destroying the USA!

Crxteenhaught (@guest_1213376)
Reply to  Terry
6 months ago

It’s a regime

ROBERT POWELL (@guest_1212034)
6 months ago

a stupid move by biden is not enough to qualify for NATURAL DISASTER..

Laura Bergs (@guest_1213180)
Reply to  ROBERT POWELL
6 months ago

Unfortunately no one is asking for a neuropsychological evaluation of President Biden. If he were a surgeon in medical practice his license to practice would be removed based on his cognition which is tested. This person would have a neuropsychological evaluation and this should be a requirement of any President of the US when they have had brain surgery or any cardiac intervention before returning or holding office. Why is this not being done as anyone can see he has dysphasia connected to brain damage

Robert W (@guest_1212045)
6 months ago

Sen Johnson “NAILED” the crooks!!!!!!

Gail Bell (@guest_1212049)
6 months ago

This would definitely be criminal if these contracts were approved by a right wing conservative.

Willie T (@guest_1213393)
Reply to  Gail Bell
6 months ago

It is criminal, period. And it’s time we Conservatives stand up to them, remind them of their own claim that ‘no one is above the law’, and hold them accountable for their crimes.

Jay Lynch (@guest_1212060)
6 months ago

In my 30 years of private sector experience, NEVER have public government/s contracts, involving public money, been allowed to have been let, without a “competitive let BID/PROPASAL” process!!

David Earl McLean (@guest_1212116)
Reply to  Jay Lynch
6 months ago

You’re right Jay. I was a Contracting Officer with the V.A. and this type of “contract” would never have happened. The Contracting Officer who signed this should be in deep s.it at this time. Goes against all contract law, policies and procedures, and is criminal. Market surveys should have been done, negotiations performed, etc., but nonetheless, justifying this type of contract would be like pulling the rabbit out of the hat.

TroopAbn (@guest_1212407)
Reply to  Jay Lynch
6 months ago

I believe you are incorrect. Not to many years ago, General Eric Shinsecki was the Army Chief of Staff. He decided that all National Guard, Reserve and Regular Army would get a new hat. The black beret that Rangers were wearing. A huge fight ensued. He pushed the issue and tried to get the berets by Army Day. No U.S. maker could fill the order, so he went to China. No contract bids, and it was also illegal (Barry Amendment) to put U.S. soldiers in foreign made attire. Over $1,000,000.00 was wasted as these berets were and to my knowledge still kept in lockdown at New Cumberland Army Depot. Shinsecki retired a 4-Star and became head of the VA until they got rid of him. The Army needed uundercoating in Iraq for vehicles. No the a worthless hat that no-doubt cost taxpayers $Millions. Why wasn’t he courtmartialed?

Danny manley (@guest_1212761)
Reply to  TroopAbn
6 months ago

I wore the black beret in 1974 while serving in Germany

purpleonion (@guest_1213337)
Reply to  Jay Lynch
6 months ago

It seems like dems are allowed to get by with everything that is dishonest.

Steven R Schull (@guest_1212069)
6 months ago

Nothing will happen everybody is afraid of him
If it were a repup they all would calling for Impeachment

Willie T (@guest_1213405)
Reply to  Steven R Schull
6 months ago

No one is afraid of that brain dead zombie, it’s the militant fascist mobs behind him that are the problem.
The only real solution, which will have to be used eventually, is to take them out.

Good luck (@guest_1212071)
6 months ago

How can Biden run the U.S. of America the way he is ? No care ,s to laws. Does not care about the people. This is like a Hitler running this country. NO rules, NO Laws, NO cares This is how Biden and the Democrats are running this Country. Biden and family of Democrats have to be stopped, This country will be in deep trouble.. Write to your Congress person, get the word out.

Terry Bell (@guest_1212885)
Reply to  Good luck
6 months ago

Biden is a butt hole DUMPACRAP !

Lady Jane (@guest_1212078)
6 months ago

How stupid can the Biden Administration be to let two very big contracts out to friends or family? I surprised that Hunter get one of them and the other to the President’s corrupt brother.

Vietnam vet (@guest_1213306)
Reply to  Lady Jane
6 months ago

Lady Jane:
It all depends on how many “Yen” are at stake
with our Chinese Presidencial Impersonator,
you know the “Big Guy”

Jim (@guest_1212081)
6 months ago

IT’s TIME TO IMPEACH BIDEN AND HARRIS!

WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! Biden is guilty of 18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 115—TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES.

HARRIS is guilty of violating 18US Code 2381 Treason, 18 US Code 2382 Misprision of Treason, 18US Code 2383 Rebellion or Insurrection, 18 US Code 2384 Seditious Conspiracy and 18 US CODE 2385 Advocating Overthrow of Government!

Can you tolerate gasoline prices, product prices all going up, the WH being run by Harris, Pelosi and Schumer? Literally destroying our country, allowing thousands of illegals into our country bringing in God knows what diseases?

Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

Members of the House
202-224-3841

Members of the Senate
202-224-3121

TOLL FREE:
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Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

JR Ponton (@guest_1212707)
Reply to  Jim
6 months ago

We get rid of these Bad Actors and get what? More of the same, just look at most politicians. Many good people have gone to Washington to actually represent their constituents and quit because most of the rest elected politicians are just “SNAKES” out for themselves to gorge themselves on the back’s of the TAXPAYER. Then they set out to destroy the New “Bees” because the New “Bees” are not part of the “Washington Beltway Club” and get more wannabe “BELTWAY SNAKES”. This situation is not what the Founding Father’s envisioned.

This is exactly the case for “TERM LIMITS’. THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN BECAUSE THOSE IN POWER WILL DO WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO KEEP THAT POWER! WHY DO YOU THINK THEY DESPISE THE 2nd AMENDMENT? IT IS MUCH EASIER TO LIQUDATE THOSE WHO DISAGREE WHEN THE CAN’T DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST A TYRANICAL GOVERNMENT! THAT IS ALSO WHY THEY DESIRE TO KEEP THE POPULUS UNEDUCATED! LOOK at AOC! She is the Prime Example, in my opinion, of a 15 year old Moran wrapped in an Adult Idiot!!!!

Ken (@guest_1212931)
Reply to  JR Ponton
6 months ago

That is why Trump was not reelected, he was trying to do just that, and the democratic mafia, with the support of the Rinos, and the right wing media supporters designed a fake election to oust president Trump plain and simple

Terry Bell (@guest_1212886)
Reply to  Jim
6 months ago

Shooting them both dead or hanging in public works much better !

JOSEPH LUCENTI (@guest_1212996)
Reply to  Jim
6 months ago

IT IS TIME TO CONSIDER IMPEACHING THE ENTIRE DEMOCRAT PARTY AS WELL AS THE SUPREME COURT. THESE INDIVIDUALS MADE A SOLEMN OATH TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ALL ITS PEOPLE. IT IS DEFINITELY TIME TO HOLD THEM ALL ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. THEY DO NOT DESERVE ANY RESPECT WHAT-SO-EVER. PERIOD!

Michel (@guest_1212088)
6 months ago

I smell KickBacks to the ‘Big Guy’

Ken (@guest_1212934)
Reply to  Michel
6 months ago

Biden does nothing without the expectation of a monetary thanks

JanD (@guest_1212098)
6 months ago

Biden has routinely arranged / participated in crooked, graft deals for so long. it was just reflex for him. And of course, like father, like son: corrupt, dishonorable dealings are learned at dad’s knee. Why would Joe even think to hesitate for a moment? Why would Hunter do otherwise? Who better for the Dems to put forth as a candidate and puppet in chief?

Ernie (@guest_1212102)
6 months ago

There’s a two justice system here now and nothing will happen to him just like nothing will happen to Hunter now if he was Trump or a member of the family prison a conservative prison BLM Harris will bail you out even fund raise for you like I said a2 justice system just depends on who you are

Cbnjky (@guest_1212120)
6 months ago

Democratic corruption, when will it ever end?

Terry Bell (@guest_1212887)
Reply to  Cbnjky
6 months ago

When they are ALL DEAD !

Perida (@guest_1212150)
6 months ago

It’s really time to impeach Biden, Harris and Pelosick! All 3 of them are corrupt.

Rodger Shull (@guest_1212672)
Reply to  Perida
6 months ago

YEPPERS, a great IDEA, IMPEACH them all, then JAIL,

Terry Bell (@guest_1212888)
Reply to  Perida
6 months ago

That just means Schumer would be prez. F*CK THAT !

Michael S Dowling (@guest_1212300)
6 months ago

This is was called kickbacks. Biden finding out you have to pay to play. But using we the peoples money to do it…….

carol spencer (@guest_1212332)
6 months ago

Biden’s presidenttial legacy will be CHAOS CRIMINAL CHAOS

Rodger Shull (@guest_1212671)
Reply to  carol spencer
6 months ago

well bidens fake presidency will now take obama and carter out of 1st place as being the WORST of the WORST. Sorry boy’s old ccp joe, beat ya. And if you are not in 1st place, you are a loser.

Rodger Shull (@guest_1212668)
6 months ago

MORE CORRUPTION and NO HONESTY, and old CCP joe biden sure knows about KICKBACK $$$$$ , his whole political career is and has been nothing but kickback money under the table, Let s IMPEACH this sorry crook and his corrupt ineligible vp jezebel.

смотреть онлайн (@guest_1212712)
6 months ago
Stephen Russell (@guest_1212905)
6 months ago

Probe all Biden does A-Z & examine his record in Senate then VP. Use all ammo

Jeff (@guest_1212921)
6 months ago

Do joe going down, just make sure the rest go with him !!!!

BILL BRECHIN (@guest_1213012)
6 months ago

ITS too late. we are done. thanks to rinos and sorry rep party.

Totally disgusted (@guest_1213320)
6 months ago

These lowlifes are there just to make themselves even wealthier than they already are thier greed knows no bounds,they don’t care about the American people its about the almighty dollar

Billy (@guest_1213348)
6 months ago

No bid contracts should be illegal as it usally goes to a high paying company with ties to political figures. Just make all bids have to be considered first no no bids ever.

Willie T (@guest_1213420)
6 months ago

Ah, cronyism. It’s been the favorite crime of the Dem criminal organization since their founding,

horntex (@guest_1213554)
6 months ago

If you’re a Democrat, you’re above the law.
Nothing will come of it.

Sandra (@guest_1213578)
6 months ago

Time to take the corrupt racist down. Biden has been corrupt his entire political career.
Everyday more and more comes out blackening his name. Next we need to investigate
Harris then take them both down. We have to clean the rats out of the White House,
the Congress, the Military, the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and all other agencies
and departments. Washington is infested with vermin. We need to clean out the garbage
and get clean breathe of fresh air in DC.

Michael O'Connor (@guest_1213753)
6 months ago

Sounds to me like Joe Biden and his administration are breaking the law by aiding and abetting illegal aliens to enter the United States and then take care of them with taxpayer money. Come on people this is wrong.

Nicholas Burnett (@guest_1213829)
6 months ago

just a phone call to them won’t fix this, pray people, we need God’s intervention.

6 months ago

Great! It will require the detailed investigations with irrefutable FACTS that will bring down the Democratic Would-Be Kings and Queens. They are largely ALL on-the-take in some format. The lazy electorate will even begin to give some attention to the ‘Power-Grabbing-Elite” when the results of the Biden Investigations begin to feel the crunch of their conscience as he attempts to become a “King” with no conscience or Practical Reasoning Capability.

Dr. David McCoy

Shelly Lynn Witt (@guest_1214348)
6 months ago

I’m fed up with all these Politicians and our justice system ! They took Americans only voice with this fraudulent election !!! And I be damned (We The People) give up our guns !!! This is a Declaration of War !!! They committed Treason!!! We all need to get together and take them out !!!

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