Oversight Presses Treasury to Deliver Delphi Pension Documents
“We have written to you multiple times on this matter and have yet to receive a sufficient response…Despite our repeated requests for all responsive documents and communications, the Treasury Department has only proffered a limited number of documents, many of which were already publicly available."
House Approves Whistleblower Protection Bill
“For too many of those federal employees who spoke up to expose wasteful spending and criminal behavior in the past it was true that: no good deed goes unpunished."
Committee Report: The Citizen’s Guide to Using the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 to Request Government Records
No one should be discouraged from making a request under either law. No special expertise is required. Using FOIA and the Privacy Act is as simple as writing a letter. This Citizen’s Guide explains the essentials.
OGR Democrats’ False Statements on Fast and Furious Wiretap Applications: Willfully Misleading the American People or Just Plain Wrong?
“Missing from the public debate has been the wiretap applications themselves, which are under court seal. Issa obtained the documents despite the seal. Issa plans to challenge Democrats on the Oversight panel on whether they have taken the opportunity to review them..."
Key Findings in OIG Fast and Furious Report
Justice Department Inspector General: “We concluded that the Attorney General’s Deputy Chief of Staff, the Acting Deputy Attorney General, and the leadership of the Criminal Division failed to alert the Attorney General to significant information about or flaws in those investigations.”
Full Committee Business Meeting
Will begin immediately following the Full Committee Hearing in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
IG Report: The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General Examines the Failures of Operation Fast and Furious
9:30 am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building The 471-page report released yesterday by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz is a step toward restoring the public’s faith in the Department of Justice. I was impressed by the professionalism, thoroughness and scope of the report. It confirms what the Oversight Committee has known for quite some time: the Department of Justice has let the American people down. Specifically, it confirms the ...
Declaration of Internet Freedom
The Internet is essential to life in the 21st century. The way we do business, communicate and live our lives now largely depends on being able to get online. Ensuring the freedom to access and use the Internet has become a bipartisan priority.
NLRB IG: NLRB Acting General Counsel Accused of Ethical and Criminal Misconduct, Failed to Recuse Himself
“When Mr. Solomon, as a steward of taxpayer money, fails to disclose at the outset that he has a financial stake in a case he’s involved in, it calls into question his integrity and that of the agency. As a general counsel and career attorney, Mr. Solomon should know federal statute well enough to know when to recuse himself..."