GOP moves to undo Obama contractor ‘blacklist’
Republican lawmakers acted to formally undo one of former President Barack Obama's efforts to tighten labor regulations, with the House voting 236-87 Thursday on a resolution to undo an executive order that effectively created a blacklist for federal contractors that had been charged with labor violations.
Inspectors General Worry About Hiring Freeze, Regulatory Cap
Inspectors general, fresh off of passage of a new law enhancing their powers, “are concerned a lot about the potential impact of [President Trump’s] hiring freeze,” Justice Department IG Michael Horowitz told a House panel on Wednesday.
IGs to Congress: Give us greater authorities and more personnel
Agency watchdogs told members of Congress on Feb. 1 that the Inspectors General Empowerment Act has afforded them greater access to agency materials but noted that limited investigative authorities and staffing levels continue to constrict their effectiveness.