Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was questioned Wednesday by lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee over when he learned that the IRS had targeted certain conservative non-profit groups. By Steph Dingbaum GOP lawmakers argued that he must have known something before the public became aware of it on May 10. Read more here.
The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee in a letter to President Obama on Tuesday praised the president’s renewed commitment to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but urged Obama to appoint a senior official charged with working to close the facility. “I write to add my strong support to your efforts to re-engage [...]
From here. Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, released today the legislative language of the Seapower Subcommittee’s mark of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Show More Summary
The Pentagon insists that its deal with a Chinese satellite firm to carry U.S. troops' communications isn't a security risk. But Congressmen with the ultra-influential House Armed Services Committee don't want to leave military data in Beijing's hands.
A week after a bipartisan group of lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee overwhelmingly approved a rollback of certain financial reforms contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, one of the Senate’s biggest consumer advocates is pushing back. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) came out swinging against the repeal of new rules meant [...]
The average detainee at Guantánamo has been held there for over nine years. Nine years ago Barack Obama was serving his first term as Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee in the Illinois Senate.
Today, the Armed Services Committee will hear more about proposed changes to the key law authorizing the never-ending conflict.
Josh Rosner of Graham Fisher testifies before a subcommittee of the House Financial Services committee today on why Dodd Frank has not ended too big to fail, but also has managed to entrench the megafirms' advantaged position.
The Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services committee said he is hoping to get more Democrats to co-sponsor a bill he introduced last week that seeks to provide oversight over the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) introduced the Oversight of Sensitive Military Operations Act, which requires the Secretary of Defense to [...]
Thank God somebody in North Carolina’s state legislature has some sense: the Health and Human Services Committee has pulled a bill that would require teens get parental consent for STD testing and treatment, as well as other healthcare. The Republican-controlled committee had advanced the bill on Tuesday, to an explosion of WTF ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? [...]
The House Financial Services Committee advanced a package of bills Tuesday that would weaken major regulations included in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, doing so over the objections of the Obama Administration with bipartisan support. The legislative package, which has been criticized by both current Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and his predecessor, consisted [...]
(Kenneth Anderson) Rep. Mack Thornberry (R-Texas), member of the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, plans to introduce a bill that would increase Congressional oversight over kill-capture operations conducted outside of Afghanistan by the US military. Show More Summary
If members of the Senate Armed Services Committee do come up with proposal to make changes the Authorization for the Use of Military Force resolution, that wouldn't make them superheroes exactly, but they still might be considered
On Tuesday, three bills that would gut the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill passed the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) in decisive fashion, with just six members of the 61-member committee voting against all of them. The three bills passed over serious objections from the Obama administration. Show More Summary
The House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) plans to vote on nine separate bills this week that have been presented as technical fixes to the sweeping 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. But these measures...Show More Summary
In January, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, ascended to the powerful chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee. Six weeks later, campaign finance filings and interviews show, Hensarling was joined by representatives of the banking industry for a ski vacation fundraiser at a posh Park City, Utah, resort. Show More Summary
With sequestration firmly in place, the Army will be buying a lot less stuff, and leaders are concerned about ensuring the businesses they buy things from don’t whither. Lawmakers with the House Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on tactical air and land forces, met April 26, with Lt. Gen. James O. Barclay III, deputy chief of [...]
The Chief of Naval Operations, Secretary of the Navy, and Commandant of the Marine Corps testified together April 25 before the Senate Armed Services Committee
What would have been a boring meeting on Capitol Hill instead turned into a battle between the Army's top general and a California congressman Thursday. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, and Army Secretary John McHugh took a barrage of criticism from Rep. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, Mother Jones ran a story on how newly-minted Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is reluctant to take a stand against a series of Wall Street deregulation bills now being considered by the House Financial Services Committee. After...Show More Summary