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
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 […]
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,” […]
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...
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
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.
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
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 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.
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 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
(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
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.
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
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
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
On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee convened an important hearing on airport screening and surveillance entitled...
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
NC GEAR doesn’t engage at legislative reception (WRAL-TV) -- A key legislative committee gave a chilly reception Monday to the final report from NC GEAR, Gov. Pat McCrory's signature initiative to reform state government. The two-year,...Show More Summary
The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a version of the Freedom Act that limits the government’s surveillance abilities without sweeping reforms. This version of the Act is expected to end the National Security Agency’s bulk data...Show More Summary