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, ...
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 ...
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.
Oversight Committee Approves Taxpayer Accountability Bills
Improves the ability for protecting taxpayers’ hard earned dollars
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 ...
Issa Subpoenas Obamacare Contractor QSSI for HealthCare.gov Documents
Contractors hired to build HealthCare.gov
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.”
Issa, Alexander Raise Possibility of Oversight Committee Subpoena for HealthCare.gov Documents
Issa, Alexander Raise Possibility of Subpoena
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 ...
Oversight Leaders Question ObamaCare Contractors
WASHINGTON - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders today announced letters sent to 11 of the largest recipients of contracts for the design and implementation of HealthCare.gov, the troubled website through which millions of Americans will be compelled to buy health insurance under ObamaCare. “Based on the Committee’s initial briefings from key contractors, we know that the Administration refused to heed warnings that extra time for ...