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Aug 1, 2013

Oversight, Financial Services Looking at CFPB Employees Profiting from Mortgage Rules

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Henserling, R-Texas, sent a letter yesterday to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray about concerns that senior employees have left CFPB in order to profit from the very rules they helped create. “Simply put, it appears that former CFPB employees are now offering financial ...

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Aug 1, 2013

IRS Pays Out Billions in ID Fraud

“Drug dealers are turning to IRS identity theft because it’s less risky and more lucrative. There are 78% more incidents this year than last year,” said Chairman Mica. “This is not a ‘phony scandal’- this is a real problem costing taxpayers billions and the Administration is failing to act.”

Jul 31, 2013

Seven Months Later, State Department Still Hesitating to Make Final Determinations on Employees Faulted by ARB

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today asked the State Department to explain why the agency is still struggling to make status decisions on four employees faulted for their conduct by the Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB). More than seven months after those officials were faulted by the ARB, those individuals remain on paid administrative leave. In his letter to Secretary John Kerry requesting a briefing, Chairman Issa ...

Jul 31, 2013

Joint Hearing on Hundreds of Weapons Missing from Parks Police Inventory

WASHINGTON – On Friday, August 2nd at 9:00 a.m., the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environment Regulation will hold a joint hearing entitled “Missing Weapons at the National Park Service: Mismanagement and Lack of Accountability.” On June 27th, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a scathing report on the U.S. ...

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Jul 30, 2013

Issa Praises Opening of U.S. Code in XML

WASHINGTON - In response to today’s announcement from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) that the U.S. House of Representatives would make the entire United States Code available for download in extensible markup language or (XML), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement: “Opening the entire US Code in bulk XML format is a critical advancement in open government.  By broadening ...

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Jul 30, 2013

Oversight to IRS Acting Commish: Stop Obstructing Committee’s Investigation

President Obama’s top official at the IRS has fallen far short of the President’s promise to work “hand in hand”

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Jul 30, 2013

ADVISORY: Oversight Committee to Hold Hearing on Energy Department Whistleblower Retaliation and Vet Discrimination

WASHINGTON - On Thursday August 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing entitled “Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power Administration: Discriminating Against Veterans and Retaliating Against Whistleblowers.” The ...

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Jul 29, 2013

Issa and Jordan Seek IG Investigation of New IRS Targeting Allegations

“The totality of your ‘targeting’ investigation along with evidence obtained by the Committee points to the fact that the IRS may have selected certain conservative organizations for additional scrutiny after the IRS already approved their tax-exempt status."

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Jul 26, 2013

ADVISORY: Oversight, Ways and Means Seek Answers on IRS Obamacare Rule

Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Hearing Next Week WASHINGTON – Leaders on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Ways and Means sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew yesterday seeking more information on the Administration’s decision to extend Obamacare’s premium tax credits to individuals enrolled in federal health insurance exchanges, which appears to violate the plain ...

Jul 24, 2013

Oversight Committee Advances Legislation to Help D.C. Schools, Protect D.C. Govt. Services from Shutdown

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced H.R. 2793, the District of Columbia Financial Efficiency Act by unanimous consent. The legislation was introduced yesterday by Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in response to ongoing financial management and efficiency concerns in D.C. “These simple reforms will improve the financial management of the District of Columbia government, ...