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February 13, 2015
Oversight Subcommittees Examine Metrorail Safety

The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets and the Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing to examine safety gaps that led to emergency incidents, including the January 12, 2015 incident involving the evacuation of passengers trapped in a smoke-filled Metrorail train. The Passenger Rail…

February 12, 2015
Video: Chairman Chaffetz Unveils New Artwork in Hearing Room

“I really felt strongly that, in that committee room, we should be inspired by those we serve, not inspired by past committee chairmen.” - Chairman Chaffetz, The Hill, 01/15/15 VIDEO: Chairman Chaffetz & Ranking Member Cummings deliver remarks on the new hearing room artwork: View the complete collection here.

Subcommittee Chairmen DeSantis and Jordan Opening Statements on the President’s Immigration Executive Action and Its Impact on Elections

Chairman DeSantis “Today’s hearing is about upholding the integrity of our elections and ensuring that every legal vote counts. Non-citizen voting undermines voter confidence and damages the integrity of federal and state elections.” “A study that was released last year found that some non-citizens do participate in U.S. election and…

Chairman Chaffetz Opening Statement During House Oversight Hearing Examining the Secret Service

  “Reforming and restoring the United States Secret Service is not a partisan issue. I firmly believe the united front Mr. Cummings and I have presented has driven change within the agency.” “The Panel’s report did not mince words, did not skirt the issues, and provided serious recommendations. According to…

Chairman Chaffetz Presses Agency Witnesses on the “All Star Team of Problems”

Requests greater accountability amongst agency leadership on High Risk programs Referring to the top six programs that have remained on the High Risk List for 25 years, Chairman Chaffetz said: “This is the all-star team of problems…To get on this list you have to be engaged in waste, fraud, and…

February 11, 2015
Riskiest Federal Programs Examined During House Oversight Hearing

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today held a hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2015 High Risk Report. The Report, released every two years by the GAO, identifies federal programs that are “high risk” due to vulnerabilities stemming from waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement. The 2015…

ADVISORY: Oversight Committee to Examine Safety of D.C. Metro

On Friday, February 13, 2015, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets and the Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a joint hearing to examine safety gaps within Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metrorail system. The hearing titled, “D.C. Metro: Is There a Safety…

February 10, 2015
Oversight Hearing Will Examine the Most High Risk Federal Programs

VIDEO: “High Risk for 25 Years- The Six Riskiest Federal Programs” Tomorrow, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2015 High Risk Report. The High Risk Report identifies programs within the federal government that suffer from waste, mismanagement of…

Hearing Advisory: Oversight to Examine Impact of Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions on Elections

The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules will hold a jointhearing entitled, “The President’s Executive Actions on Immigration and Their Impact on Federal and State Elections” on  Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will…

February 9, 2015
Oversight Leaders Issue Statement on Reassignment of USSS Deputy Director

“Last week, we met jointly with the White House Counsel and the Department of Homeland Security and expressed our shared conviction that the Secret Service needs to turn the page with respect to its senior leadership. We commend the Department for its numerous personnel actions last month, as well as its recent decision to transfer the Deputy Director out of the agency.