“Based on information provided to the Committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012.”
“We have written to you multiple times on this matter and have yet to receive a sufficient response…Despite our repeated requests for all responsive documents and communications, the Treasury Department has only proffered a limited number of documents, many of which were already publicly available.”
“For too many of those federal employees who spoke up to expose wasteful spending and criminal behavior in the past it was true that: no good deed goes unpunished.”
“We were shocked to learn during this briefing and in subsequent document examination that Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, over the objections of career Justice Department attorneys, enticed the City to drop its lawsuit that Mr. Perez did not want decided by the Supreme Court,” wrote Issa, Grassley, Smith and McHenry.
“This is highly significant as it is the first Medicare demonstration project that GAO has ever recommended cancelling,” Issa and Lankford write. “If the Department continues to ignore the Committee’s request, we will consider the use of compulsory process.”
“Legislation to stop federal taxpayer dollars from supporting human trafficking has been a bipartisan and bicameral effort to address the scourge of human trafficking. While President Obama’s executive order borrows many components from Congress’ legislative effort, it does not include the most important part…”
“It’s good that CMS changed its mind and finally agreed to take a firm line against egregious federal Medicaid overpayments today, but it’s unfortunate that it has taken so many years to start trying to fix the problem” said Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Az.
The report finds that over the past two decades, New York State has received billions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements through mismanaged overpayments, and that the overpayments are continuing.
“Missing from the public debate has been the wiretap applications themselves, which are under court seal. Issa obtained the documents despite the seal. Issa plans to challenge Democrats on the Oversight panel on whether they have taken the opportunity to review them…”
Justice Department Inspector General: “We concluded that the Attorney General’s Deputy Chief of Staff, the Acting Deputy Attorney General, and the leadership of the Criminal Division failed to alert the Attorney General to significant information about or flaws in those investigations.”