FILE - In this July 21, 2011 file photo House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee Chairman Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. It was a curious offer to contractors from a government agency: We'll give you a tax deduction for making federal buildings more energy efficient if you qualify and if you'll write us a check for 19 percent of the tax break's value.The General Services Administration (GSA), already under a cloud for a lavish Las Vegas employee conference, says that after seven months, it dropped its demand for the giveback requirement because there were no takers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)