Mar 26, 2012

TSA Oversight Part III: Effective Security or Security Theater?

1:30pm on Monday, March 26, 2012 in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building The work of our two Committees has documented a recurring pattern of mismanagement and waste at the Transportation Security Administration.  Add to this an unending string of video clips, photographs and news reports about inappropriate, clumsy and even illogical searches and screenings by TSA agents.  Americans are right to demand answers from TSA about the return on investment of their tax dollars.  

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 22, 2012

New Audit Finds Problems in Army Military Pay

2154 Rayburn House Office Building Joint Hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Efficiency and Financial Management and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Chairman Todd Platts Opening Statement The purpose of today’s hearing is to review the accuracy of pay to active service members ...

  • Subcommittee on Government Organization
Mar 21, 2012

FOIA in the 21st Century: Using Technology to Improve Transparency in Government

2154 Rayburn House Office Building

  • Subcommittee on Technology
Mar 21, 2012

Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis: Causes, Consequences for the United States and Lessons Learned

2154 Rayburn House Office Building Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement The United States and Europe together account for 50 percent of world GDP and 40 percent of the world’s trade in goods and services. With these two economies inexorably linked, a downturn in one immediately and broadly impacts the other. A catastrophic failure in Europe would threaten our own economic situation at a time we can least afford it.   Today, the Committee on ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 20, 2012

Oversight of the Department of Energy’s Stimulus Spending

Today the price of gasoline is approaching $4.00 per gallon, twice its level in 2009. American consumers understandably ask what the Department of Energy and the Obama Administration have done to address this. But during the Obama Administration, you might say the DOE has been DOA when it comes to delivering affordable energy to consumers.

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 19, 2012

Failure to Recover: The State of Housing Markets, Mortgage Servicing Practices, and Foreclosures

Field Hearing: Brooklyn Borough Hall, located at 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 8, 2012

Food Stamp Fraud as a Business Model: USDA’s Struggle to Police Store Owners

Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement According to USDA’s own accounting estimates, 15% of all convenience and small grocery stores that accept food stamps participate in food stamp trafficking.  A typical example of fraud by a store owner in the program would involve ringing up items prohibited by the food stamp fraud, like beer and cigarettes, as vegetables.  In other instances, merchants pay cash for a card, ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 6, 2012

The Pros and Cons of Making the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey Voluntary

  • Subcommittee on Health Care and D.C.
Mar 1, 2012

The Status of Government Financial Management: A Look at the FY2011 Consolidated Financial Statements

  • Subcommittee on Government Organization
Feb 29, 2012

Honoring George Washington’s Legacy: Does America Need a Reminder?

  • Subcommittee on Federal Workforce