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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 ...

Oct 24, 2013

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 ...

Oct 23, 2013

Oversight Committee Presses Tech Companies for Answers on HealthCare.gov Effort that White House is Witholding

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced letters to five technology companies asking for more information about their involvement, if any, in the effort to fix the many problems with Healthcare.gov. The letters were sent to Verizon Enterprise Inc., Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Expedia, and are ...