Feb 11, 2016

IRS: Reviewing Its Legal Obligations, Document Preservation, and Data Security

TAKEAWAYS: On multiple occasions, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) failed to meet its legal obligations to properly preserve documents. According to the IRS Deputy Commissioner of ...

Feb 10, 2016

The President’s Waiver of Restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program

PURPOSE: • To examine and assess the impact of Congressional changes made to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to prevent terrorists from exploiting the program. • To review steps taken by the ...

Feb 4, 2016

Developments in the Prescription Drug Market: Oversight

TAKEAWAYS: Former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli, refused to answer questions from Committee Members, opting instead to invoke his

Feb 3, 2016

Securing Our Skies: Oversight of Aviation Credentials

PURPOSE: To examine aviation security issues, including weaknesses in airmen certificates, airport credentials, and other challenges. To better understand proposed solutions for increasing safety and ...

Feb 3, 2016

Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan

TAKEAWAYS: The Flint water crisis is a failure at every level of government. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 was aware of dangerously high levels of lead in Flint drinking water in

Feb 2, 2016

Seeking Justice for Victims of Palestinian Terrorism in Israel

PURPOSE:  To examine the role of the Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT). To highlight the threat of terrorism to Americans in Israel. To examine U.S. ...

Feb 2, 2016

U.S. Department of Education: Investigation of the CIO

TAKEAWAYS: The Department of Education’s (ED) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Danny Harris received substantial bonuses ...

Jan 12, 2016

Wassenaar: Cybersecurity and Export Control

Chairman Will Hurd (R-TX) – Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology Chairman John Ratcliffe (R-TX) – Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies PURPOSE: • To review the ...

Jan 7, 2016

Document Production Status Update

PURPOSE: • To examine how and why certain agencies withhold, or otherwise fail to produce, documents and information that will assist the Committee’s oversight and investigative initiatives. BACKGROUND: • Congress’ right of access to executive branch information is constitutionally based and is critical to the concept of co-equal branches of government. • Since the first congressional request for information ...

Jan 6, 2016

Army Fee Assistance Program: Part II

PURPOSE: ·To examine the status of remediation efforts to reduce program backlog in the Army Fee Assistance (AFA) program. ·To examine Army’s plan to transition the program back to its ...