Hearings

Apr 30, 2015

Examining the Export-Import Bank’s Mandates

WASHINGTON – House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, and Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, will conduct its second joint hearing looking into the future viability of Export–Import Bank, which is up for reauthorization in June. During the first joint subcommittee ...

Apr 30, 2015

EPA Mismanagement

WASHINGTON –On Thursday, April 30th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled “EPA Mismanagement.” This hearing will examine cases of employee misconduct and the manner in which they were handled by Environmental Protection Agency senior management. HEARING BACKGROUND: Over the past two years, the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) has conducted investigations of multiple cases of serious misconduct ...

  • full committee
Apr 29, 2015

Encryption Technology and Potential U.S. Policy Responses

HEARING PURPOSE: The hearing will examine the perspectives of law enforcement, industry, and security and privacy advocates with respect to encryption and cybersecurity for mobile electronic communication devices. HEARING BACKGROUND: In September of last year, Apple and Google, the largest mobile phone system operators in the United States, ...

Apr 29, 2015

Following the Trail of U.S. Taxpayers’ Dollars Abroad: On-Budget Assistance in Afghanistan

BACKGROUND: From 2002 to 2014, the United States has contributed $1.3 billion of the $3.6 billion total amount donated by the international community to the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA).  On January 7, 2015, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published an audit report finding that $308 million in annual ...

  • National Security
Apr 29, 2015

Flying Under the Radar: Securing Washington D.C. Airspace

WASHINGTON –On Wednesday, April 29th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Flying Under the Radar: Securing Washington, D.C. Airspace.”  This hearing will examine how a small gyrocopter entered restricted airspace landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol. HEARING BACKGROUND: On April 15, 2015, an individual was able to take off from Gettysburg, PA, and pilot a small gyrocopter through highly restricted ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Apr 22, 2015

Enhancing Cybersecurity of Third-Party Contractors and Vendors

Apr 22, 2015

Examining the Dept. of Energy’s Excess Uranium Management Plan

WASHINGTON –On Wednesday, April 22nd, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior will hold a hearing titled, “Examining the Department of Energy’s Excess Uranium Management Plan.” This hearing will examine the Department of Energy’s administration of the Excess Uranium Inventory Management Plan. HEARING BACKGROUND: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) controls an inventory of excess uranium decommissioned from military ...

Apr 16, 2015

The Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government

WASHINGTON –On Thursday, April 16th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing titled “The Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government.” The hearing will examine survey results from data collected by OPM through the FEVS.  In addition, this hearing will examine the health of agencies that continue to rank at the top or near the bottom of the Best Places to Work rankings. HEARING ...

Apr 15, 2015

The Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report

WASHINGTON –On Wednesday, April 15th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing titled “The Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report.” The hearing will examine the “Most Serious Problems” put forth by the Taxpayer Advocate’s report.  In addition, the hearing will address the legislative and administrative changes recommended by the National Taxpayer Advocate. HEARING ...

Apr 15, 2015

Oversight of Efforts to Reform Export-Import Bank of the United States

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policyand Trade, and Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, will examine Export–Import Bank reforms including the 2012 reauthorization report, during a hearing on Wednesday, April 15, at 10 am. “The Export-Import Bank has long been broken and it is our responsibility to closely examine its future viability. Another year has passed and once again ...