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Mar 3, 2015

Leadership Issues Within Chemical Safety Board to be Examined by House Oversight Committee – Tomorrow

WASHINGTON– A likely violation of the Federal Records Act, abuse of power, and whistleblower retaliation within the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will be examined during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. EST. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General Arthur Elkins found that CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso and two senior staff members within the CSB appear to have violated the Federal Records Act by using ...

Mar 2, 2015

House Oversight Subcommittees to Examine the Way the Administration’s Rules and Regulations are Reviewed

the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs goes under the microscope The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is charged with reviewing rules and regulations created by the Administration. Deficiencies in OIRA’s review process suggest that there may be political interference by the White House. Tomorrow’s Oversight hearing, held by the Subcommittees on Government ...

Feb 27, 2015

Chairman Meadows Examines Freedom of Information and Transparency of Federal Government

“People that have called me prior to this hearing say that on a number of occasions they feel like they just get stonewalled,” Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (NC-11).   Chairman Meadows questions Fred Sadler, Former FDA Freedom of ...

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Feb 26, 2015

IRS Investigation–Chairman Chaffetz opening statement

Opening Statement – Chairman Jason ChaffetzFebruary 26, 2015 “IRS: TIGTA Update” [AS PREPARED] The Internal Revenue Service.  The IRS Perhaps no other agency, no other institution in our government causes more fear, ...

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Feb 26, 2015

EPA Rules Looks to Regulate Puddles, Energy Production, and Much, Much More

The House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on the Interior today held a hearing to examine the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rules to regulate air, water, and power generation.   HEARING HIGHLIGHTS  “This benign sounding rule [EPA's proposal to update the air quality standards for ...

Feb 26, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up – PPACA Update

HOUSE OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE, BENEFITS, AND ADMIN. RULES “From Healthcare Enrollment to Tax Filing: A PPACA Update” Witness: Kevin Counihan, CEO, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight Background: The Administration announced that approximately 11.4 million people picked plans through HealthCare.gov during ...

Feb 25, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up – Release of Non-Citizens

“A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Policies and Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-Citizens Unlawfully Present in the United States” Background: On November 20, 2014, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memorandum that contained new policies ...

Feb 25, 2015

HEARING ADVISORY: Freedom of Information Act Reform, Improved Transparency of Federal Government

WASHINGTON– Friday, February 27th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing to examine the use of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as a tool for government transparency. There have been numerous reforms made to strengthen FOIA since its passage in 1966. Despite these reforms, many transparency groups have reported continued problems with FOIA, including excessive fees, overuse of exemptions, and backlogged ...

Feb 25, 2015

How is MH370 Still Missing?

  Transportation subcommittee Chairman John Mica examines global flight tracking and recovery technologies   WASHINGTON—Approximately90,000 flights occur around the world each day and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that around 123,000 U.S. citizens are among the passengers on these planes. ...

Feb 25, 2015

Subcommittee Chairmen DeSantis and Jordan Opening Statements at Joint Immigration Hearing

CHAIRMAN DESANTIS “The American people have every right to expect the government to abide by the laws of the land, especially those that impose duties on government officials to protect the safety and security of the American people.” “Unfortunately, since 2013, 1,000 of those released criminal convicts have been convicted yet again for additional ...