U.S. General Services Administration

Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

A scandal that erupted in April over lavish spending by the General Services Administration, the government's logistics provider, is leaving hotels in St. Louis scrambling to fill rooms.

Julie Bierach, St. Louis Public Radio

The U.S. General Services Administration announced Wednesday that they’ve contracted with construction company JE Dunn to act as the general contractor to repair damages to the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse.

The damage occurred August 24 when a pipe on the 17th floor burst, sending about 8,000 gallons of water down the south side of the building and damaging several courtrooms. The leak went undiscovered for seven hours.

GSA Regional Administrator Jason Klumb says Congress has already approved the money to fix the damage.