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The IRS Scandal, Day 810

Jason Chaffetz, Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and 20 Republican members of the committee, have sent this 32-page letter to President Obama, requesting that he remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for obstructing the congressional investigation into the IRS's targeting of conservative groups by (1) failing...

Lawmakers seek probe of ex-head of chemical safety board

The request for the federal probe was being sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday by the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has been investigating what they say are wide-ranging problems at the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. [...]Show More Summary

Why the US Refuses to Release a Draft of a Speech Hillary Clinton Gave 6 Years Ago

last monthNews : Vice News

Last month, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a two-day hearing about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The committee heard testimony from reporters — I testified at the hearing — transparency advocates, and government officials about what's working, what's not, and how Congress could improve the decades-old law. Show More Summary

DId members of Congress just smear a federal contractor by mistake?

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, was in high dudgeon. How, he wanted to know, could the Office of Personnel Management, under fire for the massive cyber breach into government personnel records, hire a company with a board member under federal investigation? During a hearing Wednesday, Chaffetz […]

Media Largely Ignore News of Latest Obamacare Revelation

When it comes to MIT economist Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare role, the media are making sure that the joke remains on us. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform recently received 20,000 pages of emails of exchanges between this professor and the White House during “the crucial months when [Obamacare] was being crafted and passed,” […]

Tell the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee That We Want #CDCWhistleblower Hearings

Note: Complete contact info including Twitter @'s are at the end of this post. It is time for us to write to Jason Chaffetz, the new Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to respectfully request that he...

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE This just in… House Committee Demands White House Produce A Scandal (WASHINGTON D.C.)---The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold hearings early next month to grill Obama administration...Show More Summary

Democrat calls for OPM chief to step down after cyberattack

Archuleta faced withering criticism Tuesday from Democrats and Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee who accused the agency of gross negligence. Langevin calls the agency's response to security problems "glacial" and says OPM only began seeking additional resources after a separate security breach last year.

Preventing hack using encryption ‘not feasible’ says US government official

Testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta said encryption would not have helped thwart the recent hack that left four million federal employees at risk. Show More Summary

OPM chief berated at hearing; chairman calls for her head

The director of the Obama administration’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) entered the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee session ready to convince members that her agency was “driving continued progress on IT modernization.” But the packed Rayburn House Office Building chamber soon became a boxing ring, with all the punches going in one direction […]

US House Committee May Subpoena White House on Giant Personnel Hack

US Congressman Jason Chaffetz stated that the US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will subpoena the Office of Personal Management if officials do not testify on the theft of millions of federal employees’ personal records.

VICE News Fights for the Freedom of Information Act on Capitol Hill

2 months agoNews : Vice News

A few weeks ago, I got a call from Katy Rother, counsel for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. She wanted to discuss the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) — the law that allows anyone to file a request with government agencies and request documents. Show More Summary

VICE News' 'FOIA Terrorist' Jason Leopold Testifies Before Congress

2 months agoNews : Vice News

VICE News investigative journalist Jason Leopold has used the Freedom of Information Act to break stories on hot-button issues. He was asked to testify before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform to discuss the law's dire need of reform and problems with compliance. Show More Summary

New dimensions to the Hillary email server story?

(Paul Mirengoff) Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reports that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has obtained information that could deepen the Hillary Clinton private email server scandal. The information is contained in notes of a meeting between two State Department whistleblowers and Oversight Committee staff. Show More Summary

Even with Sepp Blatter out of the way, FIFA's future still uncertain

Two years ago, Alexandra Wrage resigned from FIFA's Independent Governance Committee in protest of what the anti-corruption expert believed were watered-down efforts to reform the organization.

Tuesday Morning Splash

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What’s Happening — National Journal presents a Conversation with the Chairman of the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at the Ronald Reagan Building, 11:15 a.m. — Book Event: Everyday Ambassador with Author Kate Otto...Show More Summary

Richard Burr Hatches 'Win-Win' Plan To Reform NSA Surveillance

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- With senators appearing steadfastly divided on whether to renew expiring Patriot Act provisions or replace them with a bill to curb government spying, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said he...Show More Summary

Daily dose: McCrory's GEAR doesn't catch in House edition

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

House GOP leaders snub McCrory's centerpiece reform effort (Raleigh News & Observer) – Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature reform program for promised government efficiency could be in trouble after a legislative committee approved a draft budget that doesn’t fund its essential personnel. Show More Summary

Inspector General of DHS: 'We're Concerned TSA Isn't Executing its Mission'

On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee convened an important hearing on airport screening and surveillance entitled...

EPA Employee Reportedly Watched Porn in Office on Take Your Kids to Work Day

3 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

In May 2014, the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform revealed in a hearing that an Environmental Protection Agency employee who made $120,000 per year had been observed watching pornography at work—and had admitted that he watched two to six hours of pornography at work every day—but hadn't yet been fired. Show More Summary

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