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March 25, 2015
House Oversight Committee Markup Wrap-Up

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today held a legislative mark-up on eight bills, including the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2015 introduced this week by Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03). The bills all passed out of Committee by voice vote. “The fact that our federal workforce owes more…

March 24, 2015
IRS Tax Delinquency Report Shows Federal Employees Owe $1 Billion

TOMORROW-House Oversight Committee to hold markup on tax delinquency bill among others WASHINGTON— The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released its 2014 tax delinquency report, which identifies the total number of federal civilian employees who are tax-delinquent and the total amount owed in past-due taxes. Tomorrow, House Oversight and Government…

Hearing Wrap Up – USSS: Holding the Protectors Accountable

HOUSE OVERSIGHT FULL COMMITTEE HEARING USSS: HOLDING THE PROTECTORS ACCOUNTABLE Witness: Joseph P. Clancy, Director, United States Secret Service (USSS)   CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF THE MARCH 4TH INCIDENT Takeaways: Bipartisan agreement that USSS is lacking in accountability and transparency.    Major unanswered questions surround USSS’s ineffective response to…

March 19, 2015
House Oversight Committee Members Call on President Obama to Remove Chemical Safety Board Chairman and Top Staff

Fourteen House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Members issued a bipartisan letter to President Obama requesting that he exercise  his statutory authority to remove U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso as well as CSB General Counsel Richard Loeb and Managing Director Daniel Horowitz. EXCERPTS Specifically, 42 U.S.C §…

March 17, 2015
Hearing Wrap Up – FCC: Process and Transparency

HOUSE OVERSIGHT FULL COMMMITTEE HEARING FCC: PROCESS AND TRANSPARENCY Witness: Tom Wheeler, Chairman, U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)   Click here for a copy of materials distributed at the hearing Takeaways: The FCC IG has opened an investigation on the net neutrality rule making process. During his opening statement, Chairman…

Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Federal Employees Accountable for Unpaid Taxes

On Wednesday, March 18th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing  to examine “Federal Workforce Tax Accountability.” The hearing will  consider reforms to ensure federal employees and contractors have fulfilled their federal tax obligations. BACKGROUND: The Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of…

Chairman Chaffetz Opening Statement During FCC Hearing

CHAIRMAN CHAFFETZ OPENING STATEMENT DURING FCC HEARING “The lack of transparency surrounding the open Internet rulemaking process leaves us with questions.” Chairman Chaffetz statement as delivered: We are here today to examine the FCC’s rulemaking process and the agency’s commitment to transparency. Three weeks ago, the FCC approved new rules…

March 16, 2015
HEARING ADVISORY: Joint Subcommittee Hearing to Examine Taxpayer Cost of Illegal Immigration

WASHINGTON – The Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules will hold a hearing titled “The Fiscal Costs of the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration” on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will examine the fiscal…

March 13, 2015
Hearing Advisory: Oversight to Examine FCC Transparency

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled “FCC: Process and Transparency” on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. This hearing will examine transparency and independence issues with respect to the FCC’s process for developing the new net neutrality rules. BACKGROUND: In late 2010, the…

March 12, 2015
Chaffetz, Cummings Issue Letter to Secret Service Director Requesting More Information Regarding Drinking and Driving Incident

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD-07) sent the following letter to U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy today regarding allegations that two senior USSS agents drove a government car into White House security barricades while intoxicated:   Mr. Joseph Clancy…