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Daily Signal | Jun 20, 2017

Contrary to Media Reports, Criminal Justice Reform Is Anything but Dead

Consider the unlikely duo of Reps. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. They are co-sponsoring the Renew Act of 2017, which would raise the age of eligibility from 21 to 25 for an individual charged for the first time with simple misdemeanor drug possession to get his record expunged after successfully completing a probationary period.

Wall Street Journal | Jun 19, 2017

Trey Gowdy Wants to Avoid Showdowns With D.C. Government as House Oversight Chair

Rep. Trey Gowdy, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said that he would like to avoid showdowns between Congress and the municipal government of Washington, D.C., over city-passed laws.

The Hill | Jun 13, 2017

First federal agency gets ‘A’ grade in IT report card

Federal agencies averaged a "B" grade in information technology procurement in their latest report cards, with one agency being the first to score an "A." The fourth version of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard dropped Tuesday morning, with the B average the same as in the last report, six months ago.

MeriTalk | Jun 13, 2017

Agencies Fret Over FITARA Scores as Congress Decries DoD’s ‘F’

Four Federal agencies wishing to discuss their overall grades on the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard called the Government Accountability Office the morning of June 13, just hours after the scorecard was released. The calls came from offices of the chief information officer, a position that FITARA places squarely under the microscope. According ...

USA Today | Jun 8, 2017

Rep. Trey Gowdy will take over House Oversight Committee

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy — a former prosecutor who led the Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation into what happened during the 2012 terrorist attack — will take the helm of the powerful House Oversight and Government Committee after Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, leaves office later this month.

Fox News | Jun 7, 2017

Fast and Furious hearing rips Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal

Members of a congressional committee at a public hearing Wednesday blasted former President Barack Obama and his attorney general for allegedly covering up an investigation into the death of a Border Patrol agent killed as a result of a botched government gun-running project known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Fox News | Jun 7, 2017

Fast and Furious hearing rips Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal

Members of a congressional committee at a public hearing Wednesday blasted former President Barack Obama and his attorney general for allegedly covering up an investigation into the death of a Border Patrol agent killed as a result of a botched government gun-running project known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Townhall | Jun 6, 2017

Oversight Committee to Revisit Operation Fast and Furious

On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee, chaired by outgoing Congressman Jason Chaffetz, will hold a hearing re-examining Operation Fast and Furious and the Obama administration's handling of the scandal.

Newsmax | Jun 5, 2017

Chaffetz: We Begged Obama to Vet Visa Applicants’ Social Media

The House Oversight Committee begged the Obama White House for years to look at the social media accounts of people applying for visas to come into the United States, but the federal government hesitated, Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Monday.

Bloomberg | May 21, 2017

Chaffetz Says He’ll Talk to Deposed FBI Director Comey on Monday

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he’ll talk to deposed FBI Director James Comey on Monday and is pursuing any records of President Donald Trump’s meetings with the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director.