Hearings


May 6, 2015
The EMP Threat: The State of Preparedness Against the Threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse Event
Transportation Security: Are Our Airports Safe?
April 24, 2015
Is the Railroad Retirement Board Doing Enough to Protect Against Fraud?

WASHINGTON –Tomorrow, Friday, May 1st, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing titled “Is the Railroad Retirement Board Doing Enough to Protect Against Fraud?” The hearing will examine the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) occupational disability program and assess the RRB’s process for determining which workers…

Following the Trail of U.S. Taxpayers’ Dollars Abroad: On-Budget Assistance in Afghanistan

BACKGROUND: From 2002 to 2014, the United States has contributed $1.3 billion of the $3.6 billion total amount donated by the international community to the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA).  On January 7, 2015, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published an audit report finding…

Encryption Technology and Potential U.S. Policy Responses

HEARING PURPOSE: The hearing will examine the perspectives of law enforcement, industry, and security and privacy advocates with respect to encryption and cybersecurity for mobile electronic communication devices. HEARING BACKGROUND: In September of last year, Apple and Google, the largest mobile phone system operators in the United States, announced that…

Flying Under the Radar: Securing Washington D.C. Airspace

WASHINGTON –On Wednesday, April 29th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Flying Under the Radar: Securing Washington, D.C. Airspace.”  This hearing will examine how a small gyrocopter entered restricted airspace landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol. HEARING BACKGROUND: On April 15, 2015,…

Examining the Export-Import Bank’s Mandates

WASHINGTON – House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, and Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, will conduct its second joint hearing looking into the future viability of Export–Import Bank, which is up for reauthorization in June. During the first joint subcommittee hearing on April…

EPA Mismanagement

WASHINGTON –On Thursday, April 30th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled “EPA Mismanagement.” This hearing will examine cases of employee misconduct and the manner in which they were handled by Environmental Protection Agency senior management. HEARING BACKGROUND: Over the past two years, the EPA Office of…

April 17, 2015
Enhancing Cybersecurity of Third-Party Contractors and Vendors
Examining the Dept. of Energy’s Excess Uranium Management Plan

WASHINGTON –On Wednesday, April 22nd, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior will hold a hearing titled, “Examining the Department of Energy’s Excess Uranium Management Plan.” This hearing will examine the Department of Energy’s administration of the Excess Uranium Inventory Management Plan. HEARING BACKGROUND: The U.S. Department…