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CNN | Mar 25, 2015

Obama to Ask Agency Official to Step Down Amid Congressional Pressure

The White House is expected to ask the embattled chairman of the Chemical Safety Board to step down Wednesday, congressional sources tell CNN. Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso has been accused by members of Congress of malfeasance, hostility towards his staff and retaliation against whistleblowers. And an inspector general report found he used personal email to conduct government business, which contradicted his sworn congressional testimony.

Government Executive | Mar 25, 2015

Bill Allowing Uncle Sam to File Federal Tax Cheats Resurfaces

Federal employees and contractors who cheat on their taxes would be out of a job under two bills approved Wednesday by a House panel.

USA Today | Mar 24, 2015

Secret Service Chief Didn’t Query Staff After Car Incident

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy told a House panel Tuesday that he never asked his senior staff whether they withheld information about a breach of an active bomb investigation at the White House complex before it was ultimately reported to him five days after the March 4 incident.

Washington Examiner | Mar 24, 2015

Chaffetz Airs Video of March 4 Secret Service Incident

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, for the first time publicly aired a video of an incident on March 4 in which two senior Secret Service agents disrupted an active bomb investigation after allegedly spending the night drinking at a retirement party.

Wall Street Journal | Mar 24, 2015

Secret Service Comes Under Fire From House Oversight Panel

The Secret Service came under renewed criticism on Tuesday, when a lawmaker alleged a woman was able to drop an object she claimed was a bomb just outside the White House earlier this month, then avoid capture for three days.

National Journal | Mar 4, 2015

Oversight Committee Calls on Head of Safety Agency to Resign

In no uncertain terms, Republicans and Democrats alike called on the head of a troubled government safety agency to step down amid charges that he used personal email for official business and retaliated against employees.

The Center for Investigative Reporting | Mar 2, 2015

House Committee Launches TSA Investigation

The House’s top oversight committee officially launched its investigation into the Transportation Security Administration today with bipartisan support, citing allegations that an employee manipulated air marshals’ flight schedules and could have accessed government databases inappropriately, among other misconduct.