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Nov 4, 2013

HealthCare.gov Meeting Notes: Administration Fretting Over Americans Finding “Fewer Options,” “High-cost Plans” on Exchanges

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released new HealthCare.gov meeting notes stating Administration concerns about what Americans will find once technical website problems are addressed.  The meeting notes show officials fretting over future media inquiries about Americans discovering, “there will be fewer options than ...

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Nov 4, 2013

HealthCare.gov Meeting Notes: “Paper applications allow people to feel like they are moving forward”

Notes state, “At the end of the day, we are all stuck in the same queue” WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released new HealthCare.gov meeting notes taken on 10/11/13 that state, “[t]he paper applications allow people to feel like they are moving forward in the process and provides another option; at the ...

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Oct 31, 2013

10/2 HealthCare.gov Meeting Notes: “6 enrollments have occurred so far”

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released new HealthCare.gov meeting notes stating that as of 10/2/2013, there were “248 enrollments.” According to meeting notes from the day before, “6 enrollments have occurred so far with 5 different issuers.” The numbers come from notes taken during “War Room” meetings at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance (CCIIO), part of the Center for ...

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Oct 31, 2013

Issa Subpoenas HHS Secretary Sebelius for HealthCare.gov Documents

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced he has subpoenaed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for documents related to the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov, which so far the department has refused to provide. “The Administration’s failure to provide answers about what led to the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov and what is being done to fix it is completely unacceptable,” Chairman Issa said. ...

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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 ...