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Fox News | Mar 29, 2016

Local TSA official to tell Congress about MSP Airport troubles

A top TSA official from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will testify Wednesday before a closed door U.S. House Committee on a culture of dysfunction and retaliation within the agency. Assistant Federal Security Director Andrew Rhoades

The Atlantic | Mar 25, 2016

Is the Government Wasting a Fortune on Art?

Even in this time of partisan tumult, two endeavors seemingly unite the Grand Old Party: cutting wasteful spending and fighting ’90s culture wars. The Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz from Utah’s third district has found a novel way to combine these traditional conservative interests.

Associated Press | Mar 23, 2016

Report: HealthCare.gov logged 316 cybersecurity incidents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The web portal used by millions of consumers to get health insurance under President Barack Obama's law has logged more than 300 cybersecurity incidents and remains vulnerable to hackers, nonpartisan congressional investigators said Wednesday.

The Washington Post | Mar 23, 2016

The color of heroin addiction — why war then, treatment now?

The nation’s heroin epidemic found its way from the shadows of America to Capitol Hill on Tuesday as lawmakers and experts struggled with a raging disease that is leaving an increasing number of bodies behind.

McClatchy DC | Mar 22, 2016

Opioid and heroin epidemic unites White House and Congress

The nation’s prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic took center stage in Washington on Tuesday as the White House, Congress and regulatory agencies all weighed in on the issue that has captured the attention of both Democrats and Republicans.

The Hill | Mar 21, 2016

Oversight chair threatens subpoena over Defense chief’s emails

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee is threatening to issue a subpoena if the Pentagon doesn’t provide more information about Defense Secretary Ash Carter's use of a personal email account for work.

Federal News Radio | Mar 18, 2016

Chaffetz mounts second federal pay investigation into employee bonuses

Less than a month after opening a governmentwide investigation into federal employees’ pay, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is taking a closer look at agency bonuses to rank-and-file federal workers and members of the Senior Executive Service.

New York Times | Mar 17, 2016

Michigan Governor Tells Congress He Was Misled on Flint Water

Time and again, Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan acknowledged in a tense congressional hearing Thursday that he had been aware of complaints about the drinking water in Flint, including from news reports his aides had emailed him. Yet he had accepted assurances, he said, that the problems were not severe.

The Washington Post | Mar 17, 2016

EPA’s McCarthy stands up to claims her agency is responsible for Flint water crisis

Time and again, Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan acknowledged in a tense congressional hearing Thursday that he had been aware of complaints about the drinking water in Flint, including from news reports his aides had emailed him.

Detroit News | Mar 13, 2016

Chaffetz visits Flint, seeks ‘candid’ answers from Snyder

The Utah Republican congressman overseeing hearings on the Flint water crisis said Saturday he wants to help the city’s families and a “candid assessment” from Gov. Rick Snyder when he testifies in Washington next week.