(Daily Caller) Republican Sen. Tom Coburn has called for an investigation into wasteful spending practices at the Department of Labor, according to a letter Coburn sent to DOL inspector general Scott Dahl, obtained by The Daily Caller.

Coburn, ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, revealed in the letter that DOL allegedly hired a public relations firm with a six-figure no-bid contract to promote DOL’s book club. Coburn also cited other revelations from a recent article by journalist Quin Hillyer, including that “the Department allegedly used funds to hire the mascot of the Washington Nationals” for a centennial celebration.

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