Jun 6, 2012

Addressing Concerns about the Integrity of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Jobs Reporting

9:30am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building  When President Obama took office, he promised the American people he’d have “the most transparent administration in history.” From that point on – this was the standard to which Obama Administration would be held.   Almost four years later, more and more it seems that by their own actions, this Administration is on the wrong side of transparency.   The U.S. Department of Labor has jeopardized ...

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Jun 4, 2012

Field Hearing – “EPA Overreach and the Impact on New Hampshire Communities”

  9:00amET on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Exeter Town Office Building, 10 Front Street, Exeter, New Hampshire As we begin this discussion, everyone here today cares about the health of the Great Bay Estuary and wants to work to improve it.  Unfortunately, the methods employed by the EPA have created an economically unviable path for New Hampshire’s communities. Rather than take a reasoned approach to improve the estuary, the EPA has embarked on a costly nitrogen reduction ...

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May 31, 2012

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Does President Obama Really Support an “All-of-the-Above” Energy Strategy?

9:30am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama said, “This country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy.”  The question for this committee: Is that goal being achieved, and if not, why not?  Today’s hearing will assess whether or not President Obama’s rhetoric is supported by the actions of his Administration. There are signs that this all-of-the-above ...

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May 10, 2012

Where Are All the Watchdogs? Addressing Inspector General Vacancies

9:30am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building In 1978, the position of Inspectors General was established to promote efficiency and ensure that a threshold of accountability was integrated government-wide. The IGs are the American people’s front line of oversight of the Executive Branch. In FY2009 alone, their audits and investigations identified $43.3 billion in potential savings.  Having a robust group of permanent inspectors general at the federal agencies is the best ...

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May 9, 2012

Joint Committee Report Reveals Persistent Waste and Inefficiencies at TSA

A new report released by two House Committees offers a critical examination of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) management and its procurement, deployment and storage of airport security screening technologies. Viewed in light of the recent bomb interdiction operation in Yemen, the report is a critical review of TSA’s front line security operations and notes that over the past decade, the agency has struggled to cost-effectively utilize taxpayer funding to obtain and distribute ...

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May 9, 2012

TSA Oversight Part IV: Is TSA Effectively Procuring, Deploying, and Storing Aviation Security Equipment and Technology?

Issa: "Three years ago, the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General reported that TSA had not effectively deployed, redeployed or disposed of crucial transportation security equipment. A joint investigation by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, along with recent efforts by the Government Accountability Office, reveal that little has changed in the past three years and that systemic flaws continue to plague the TSA. ...

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Apr 26, 2012

Full Committee Business Meeting

9:00am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

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Apr 23, 2012

Bipartisan DATA Act Scheduled for Vote Wednesday

“Now, more than ever, the American people demand real accountability of how their tax dollars are being spent,” said committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “It’s clear from our investigation into GSA’s lavish conference spending that accountability and increased transparency is needed. Through the bipartisan DATA Act, we can improve our oversight of federal funds by mandating clear, consistent reporting standards.”

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  • Wasteful Spending
Apr 20, 2012

FISMA Enhancement Legislation Gains Momentum in House

"Congress understands that some of our nation’s greatest security threats come from cyber attacks,” Chairman Issa said. “FISMA has become a compliance activity, even at times when compliance appeared to take precedence over security. This bill provides necessary enhancements and helps arm government to meet—and overcome—cyber attacks.”

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Apr 18, 2012

Full Committee Business Meeting

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