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Lawmakers Declare 'No Confidence' In DEA Chief Michele Leonhart After Tales Of DEA Sex Parties

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers said Wednesday that they have no confidence in Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart. The statement comes a day after a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing...Show More Summary

Bipartisan House statement expresses lost confidence in DEA chief

The powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has lost confidence in Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart, according to a statement from a majority of the panel Wednesday. “After over a decade of serving...Show More Summary

GOP investigators asked Clinton about private email in 2012

Rep. Darrell Issa of California, then the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, asked the State Department about it in a December 2012 letter about officials' use of personal email. The letter asked if any senior agency officials used personal email to conduct official business.

Does Speaker John Boehner Have the Political Will to Pursue IRS Thug Lois Lerner?

The Department of Justice has refused to charge former IRS chief Lois Lerner on criminal contempt charges after she refused to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last year. But this doesn’t have to be the end of any possibility of bringing Lerner to justice. Show More Summary

Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass

If Mayor Rahm Emanuel were serious about reforming city government, he would have followed through on a threat he murmured in 2011 to nudge Ald. Ed Burke out as Finance Committee chairman and strip him of his hopped-up, Secret Service-style security detail that ferries him around town,...

Congress Focuses In On NFL's Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Status In Letter

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A long-time sticking point for Washington, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent a letter late Wednesday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell saying that the committee is reviewing the tax-exempt status...Show More Summary

House Committee Passes Bill Banning Federal Employees from Watching Porn at Work

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today passed a bill that would prohibit federal employees from watching or accessing pornographic material on government devices, because apparently that wasn't already the policy.

3 things to know about a key FOIA reform bill making its way through Congress

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

A bill that would make significant changes to the Freedom of Information Act got a lift this morning when it was approved by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This legislation represents the biggest amendment to...Show More Summary

Blog: CPJ joins call for meaningful reform of US surveillance

Mass surveillance and the bulk collection of metadata by the U.S. government pose serious threats to journalists in the U.S. and around the world, which is why the Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a wide coalition of privacy, human rights, technology, and trade groups calling on Congress and the...

Video showing Secret Service bumping into barrier released

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

The House Government and Oversight Reform Committee are showing for the first time surveillance video showing Secret Service agents bumping into a barricade outside the White House on Mar. 4

GOP Fights Immigration With GIFs

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Last week the GOP-led House Judiciary Committee decided to fight immigration reform by posting ten GIFs to their official federal government site. Because Britney Spears and the Little Mermaid might have more traction with the public. Or something.

Congress Weighs In on 'Net Neutrality'

Lauren Victoria Burke/APFCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday. By ANNE FLAHERTY WASHINGTON -- A decision to impose tough new regulations on cable and wireless companies that provide Internet service to Americans wasn't influenced by politics, a top U.S. Show More Summary

Congressman Ron DeSantis On Hillary’s “Homebrew” And Running For Senator Rubio’s Seat

Congressman Ron DeSantis joined me to strat today’s show.  Congressman DeSantis is chair of the National Security Subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.   Most of our time is spent on the national securityShow More Summary

GOP Rep. Features Gmail Address on Business Card

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Because of the Hillary Clinton email controversy, there is, of course, a report tonight about another government official using a non-government email address. This one concerns House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz.

Dems praise newfound bipartisan spirit on the House Oversight committee

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the media-savy Republican congressman from Utah, made it clear early last year that he wanted to take over the chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee once its then-leader Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) hit his term limit. And, he pledged then, he would usher in a new level of bipartisan […]

The IRS Scandal, Day 659

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, IRS: TIGTA Update: Timothy Camus (Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Treasury Department), Testimony Media and blogosphere coverage: News Max, Investigators Find 32,000 Lois Lerner Emails in IRS Probe Washington Times, IRS Watchdog Reveals Lois Lerner Missing Emails Now Subject of Criminal Probe...

The Nine Year Wait For Government Urgency on Privacy Reform

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology started its study on Bill S-4, the PIPEDA reform bill, last week. While news reports suggested that Industry Minister James Moore was open to changes, government MPs warned that any amendments would mean the bill would go back to the Senate for approval and likely die with the fall election. Show More Summary

Panel approves vets bill despite partisan tussle

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform seemed poised to move beyond its reputation as a rancorous, partisan pit at its opening meeting of the 114th Congress on Tuesday. That lasted about five minutes. Despite chummy words between the panel’s top Republican and Democrat, the ghost of the chairman past seemed to hover, unseen […]

The IRS Scandal, Day 608

Forbes: Report On IRS Targeting Of Conservatives - No Christmas Pony For Darrell Issa, by Peter J. Reilly: When I look at the report of Darrell Issa’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued on the eve of Christmas Eve, I can’t help but think of the story of the...

The IRS Scandal, Day 594

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, The Internal Revenue Service’s Targeting of Conservative Tax- Exempt Applicants: Report of Findings for the 113th Congress (Dec. 23, 2014) (226 Pages): The Committee’s investigation has resulted in the following findings to date about the Internal Revenue Service’s inappropriate treatment...

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