Hearings

Feb 7, 2012

Solutions Needed: Improper Payments Total $115 Billion in Federal Misspending

Chairman Platts Hearing Opening Statement This hearing will address improper payments made by the federal government, and will continue this Subcommittee's examination of federal financial management issues. In FY 2011, the federal government reported $115 billion in improper payments. This is only an estimate; the total amount of improper payments is unknown. Improper payments occur for a variety of reasons, but they are all the result of poor financial ...

  • Subcommittee on Government Organization
Feb 7, 2012

Full Committee Business Meeting

Legislative Action H.R. 3813, the "Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012" Rep. Ross' Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (ANS) was agreed to, as amended, by voice vote. Rep. Cummings' amendment to Rep. Ross' ANS was defeated by voice vote. Rep. Holmes Norton's amendment to Rep. Ross' ANS was defeated by voice ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Feb 7, 2012

Jobs for Wounded Warriors: Increasing Access to Contracts for Service Disabled Veterans

  • Subcommittee on Technology
Feb 2, 2012

Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice

  Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement Over the past year, the ATF program known as Operation Fast and Furious has been the subject of a joint investigation by this committee and Sen. Chuck Grassley, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. When this investigation began, the Department of Justice took the position that allegations by whistleblowers about reckless tactics and decision making in this operation were ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Feb 1, 2012

Uncharted Territory: What are the Consequences of President Obama’s Unprecedented ‘Recess’ Appointments?

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement If the United States Senate can pass a bill and send it to the President for his signature, it is clearly not in recess. But a "recess" is exactly what President Obama has argued in justifying four recent appointments. Today, the committee will assess the answer to that question and others by reviewing the process and law regarding recess appointments made by President Obama and their legal ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Jan 25, 2012

Retirement Readiness: Strengthening the Federal Pension System

  • Subcommittee on Federal Workforce
Jan 25, 2012

Volt Vehicle Fire: What Did NHTSA Know and When Did They Know It?

  • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs
Jan 24, 2012

How Will the CFPB Function Under Richard Cordray?

Subcommittee Chairman Patrick McHenry Opening Statement Today's hearing of the House Oversight Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs focuses on the functions and operations of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under Richard Cordray. The American public deserves consumer protection regulations that discourage and discipline financial fraud and ensure consumers are entitled to clear, succinct, and ...

  • Subcommittee on TARP and Financial Resources
Jan 24, 2012

McPherson Square: Who Made the Decision to Allow Indefinite Camping in the Park?

  • Subcommittee on Health Care and D.C.
Dec 16, 2011

What the Euro Crisis Means for Taxpayers and the U.S. Economy, Pt. 2

  • Subcommittee on TARP and Financial Resources