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The IRS Scandal, Day 1087

Washington Post, Inside Republicans’ Backup Plan to Punish the IRS Chief: Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has been on a campaign since last October to impeach — literally — the tax collector. But the Utah Republican has found little appetite among House leaders to...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1078

The Daily Signal, Jason Chaffetz Wants to Use ‘Atrophied’ Muscle of Impeachment Against IRS Commissioner: The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants Congress to impeach wayward government agents more often, and he’d like GOP leadership to start with Commissioner of Internal Revenue John Koskinen. In an...

The Home Office is going to make it harder for UK tech companies to hire overseas talent

The UK government has announced immigration reforms that will make it harder and more expensive for technology companies to hire staff outside Europe. Home Secretary Theresa May tasked the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)...Show More Summary

Rep. Cummings Rips Pharma Company For Price Gouging On Heroin Overdose Drug

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- In his opening remarks at the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the heroin epidemic, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) slammed the pharmaceutical company that makes the overdose antidote naloxone for profiting off the crisis. Show More Summary

GOP congressmen say unions threaten cybersecurity

Would a labor union undermine the cybersecurity of its members? Of course not, you say. But House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) think otherwise. Further widening the divide between representatives of the federal workforce and Republicans in Congress, they recently published an op-ed in The Washington […]

What Flint Reveals About African Americans and Trust in Government

Last week, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held hearings on Flint's water crisis. The committee heard testimony? -- ?and plenty of finger pointing? --? from leaders at all levels of government, including Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R), who was repeatedly called on by members to resign. Show More Summary

Broad probe of federal employees gets specific with names

With a flurry of letters to a variety of federal agencies, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has launched a broad investigation into the federal workforce. The letters, sent over the past few weeks by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), contain no accusations of wrongdoing but are heavy with implication. One set of letters to […]

Michigan Governor Snyder Grilled by US Congress Over Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has appeared in Washington, DC, for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, and immediately came under fire from members of Congress.

Must See: Rep. Elijah Cummings Tears Gov. Snyder Several New Ones Over Flint Crisis

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Governor Rick Snyder appeared before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Thursday for a hearing on how his administration has handled the Flint water crisis, which resulted in the poisoning of an entire community of children with lead.

Watch the Public Lashing of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

When Michigan governor Rick Snyder sat before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday, he had to lay his hands flat on the table in front of him because they were shaking. If his hands were steady by the time he left, it may be because his entire... More »

WATCH LIVE: Governor Rick Snyder Testifies Before Congress on the Flint Water Crisis

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

After initially declining to testify, Gov. Rick Snyder is appearing before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is at a hearing today for how his administration handled the Flint water crisis.

Flint Families Come to Washington to Demand Answers and Solutions from Rick Snyder

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will soon be in Washington, D.C., to give testimony to the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee about the Flint water crisis. But he won't be the only one arriving in the nation's capital to talk about his disgrace. Show More Summary

Manufacturers Still Oppose Truth in Settlements Act

Unfortunately, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee is scheduled to consider the Senate-passed Truth in Settlements Act (S. 1109) on March 1st. S. 1109 requires federal agencies...

OPM Chief Tech Officer Resigns 2 Days Before House Hearing on Hack Attack

The US House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz stated that OPM CIO Donna Seymour has announced on Monday she plans to resign just days before testifying in Congress about the massive hack discovered last April.

Michigan Gov. Snyder dodges second congressional hearing on Flint water crisis

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A week after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was not called to testify at a  House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Flint lead crisis, he is declining an invitation to a subsequent hearing scheduled for this week. The...Show More Summary

Bipartisan Outrage At House Hearing on Prescription Drug Pricing

Yesterday, we shared news about the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearing to investigate concerns about exponential price increases on lifesaving medications. The insights below are courtesy of HRC staff who attended the hearing. The witness du jour was former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli. Show More Summary

Watch Martin Shkreli Troll Congress by Taking the Fifth Over and Over Again

Welp, Martin Shkreli trolled Congress pretty good Thursday. The former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO appeared before the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday morning for a hearing about prescription...Show More Summary

Martin Shkreli Appears Before Congress to Smirk and Stay Silent

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Martin Shkreli appeared before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to discuss his price-gauging practices, but he didn't really discuss much.

Noted Turd Martin Shkreli Appeared Before Congress, Got in Trouble For Smirking 

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Thursday morning, former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO and current metaphor for the sickness in the soul of America Martin Shkreli was called to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Shkreli has spent the hearing pleading the fifth, but first, he earned a scolding for smirking. Read more...

Lawmakers Anxious to Hear From Shkreli, but He's Taking the Fifth

The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is scheduled to appear Tuesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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