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Oct 31, 2013

Issa and Royce Press State, DOD, and CIA for Answers on Report of ‘Orders to wait’ in Response to Benghazi Attack

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) today pressed the Department of State, Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency to address a new report that a response team ignored “orders to wait” in responding to calls for help from our diplomats during the 2012 attack on the United States compound in Benghazi Libya that led to the death of four Americans. The ...

Oct 30, 2013

Former VA Official Asserts His Fifth Amendment Privilege on Lavish Conference Spending

WASHINGTON - At a hearing today on lavish conference spending at the Department of Veterans Affairs, John Sepulveda, former Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration at the Department, asserted his fifth amendment privilege and refused to testify about two conferences held by the Department of Veterans Affairs in July 2011 and August 2011 in Orlando, ...

Oct 30, 2013

Report: Veterans Affairs Spending Binge Fueled by Unethical Behavior and Irresponsible Leadership

WASHINGTON - In conjunction with a full committee hearing, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released a staff report entitled “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 2011 Human Resources Conferences: A Culture of Reckless Spending.” The report is a product of the Committee’s year-long investigation of two conferences held by the Department of Veterans Affairs in July 2011 and ...

Oct 30, 2013

ObamaCare Contractor Warned HHS in September of HealthCare.gov Problems

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released new documents that show CGI Federal, Inc., one of the major contractors who built HealthCare.gov, warned the Obama Administration of problems with the website just weeks before the October 1st launch date.

Oct 29, 2013

Oversight Committee Approves Taxpayer Accountability Bills

Improves the ability for protecting taxpayers’ hard earned dollars

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Oct 29, 2013

Oversight Committee Approves Bill to Shed Light on Taxpayer Funded Grants

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight and Government Reform today approved by a vote of 19-15 H.R. 3316, the Grant Reform and New Transparency Act of 2013 (GRANT Act), sponsored by Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla. The GRANT Act will improve the way taxpayer funds are awarded by enhancing the transparency and accountability of the federal grant process. Spending on grants has increased from $135 billion in 1990 to over ...

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Oct 29, 2013

Issa Subpoenas Obamacare Contractor QSSI for HealthCare.gov Documents

Contractors hired to build HealthCare.gov

Oct 28, 2013

Oversight Leaders Introduce Bill to Address Government Contracting Abuses

“The current process for keeping taxpayer dollars out of the hands of criminals, tax evaders, and the chronically incompetent is stove-piped, fractured, and inadequate,” said Chairman Issa. “While the vast majority of contractors and grantees fulfill their obligations, the SUSPEND Act streamlines the procedures for dealing with the ones that do not.”

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Oct 25, 2013

Issa, Alexander Raise Possibility of Oversight Committee Subpoena for HealthCare.gov Documents

Issa, Alexander Raise Possibility of Subpoena

Oct 24, 2013

Issa Introduces Equal Healthcare Access Act

WASHINGTON - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced legislation, H.R. 3319, the Equal Healthcare Access Act, that would allow all Americans to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP). Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-SC, and Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., are original cosponsors. “The Equal Healthcare Access Act offers Americans access to the same health insurance plans long enjoyed by ...