Hearings

May 21, 2015

Issues Facing Civilian and Postal Service Vehicle Fleet Procurement

May 14, 2015

U.S. Secret Service: Accountability for March 4, 2015 Incident

HEARING PURPOSE: To examine the Inspector General’s newly released report on its investigation into the March 4, 2015 incident at the White House Complex.  HEARING BACKGROUND: On March 10, 2015, allegations of misconduct were referred to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General. The ...

May 14, 2015

D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program: Making the American Dream Possible

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, May 14th the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing to examine the role that the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) plays in providing parents in the District of Columbia with the option of enrolling their children in a private school if that best suits their children’s academic needs. BACKGROUND: Initially established in 2004 through the D.C. School Choice Incentive Act, and reauthorized for five years ...

May 13, 2015

The EMP Threat: The State of Preparedness Against the Threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse Event

HEARING PURPOSE: The hearing will educate Congress and the public about an EMP threat and encourage the Department of Homeland Security to lead an inter-agency protection effort. HEARING BACKGROUND: Though Congress has created multiple commissions to improve protections against an EMP threat, the electrical grid remains under-prepared. Fallout from an EMP event could include months of power loss, affecting basic necessities and resulting in loss of life.

May 13, 2015

Transportation Security: Are Our Airports Safe?

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing to examine transportation security and airport safety. The hearing titled “Transportation Security: Are Our Airports Safe” will specifically consider aviation security issues raised since the inception of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). BACKGROUND: The Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) created the Transportation Security ...

May 1, 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 are benefits eligible. HEARING BACKGROUND: From the late 1990s through 2008, ...

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