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Washington Examiner | Mar 20, 2017

Jason Chaffetz: ‘Big changes’ needed at Secret Service

Rep. Jason Chaffetz thinks the U.S. Secret Service needs to figure out why people are able to jump the fence onto the White House grounds and how one intruder was recently able to wander around for almost 20 minutes.

Politico | Mar 20, 2017

Chaffetz: Secret Service reforms possible after latest fence jumping incident

That an intruder who jumped the White House fence earlier this month managed to evade the Secret Service for more than 16 minutes could prompt significant reforms for the agency charged with protecting the president, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Monday.

USA Today | Mar 19, 2017

Man arrested near White House after claiming he had bomb

A Virginia man who allegedly drove a stolen car up to a White House checkpoint and said he had a bomb inside was arrested late Saturday, in what police said was the third White House incident in just over a week.

Federal News Radio | Mar 17, 2017

House committee declares ‘big day’ for postal reform

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have lobbied hard for postal reform this year, and have already briefed President Donald Trump about their intention to have a pair of bills arrive on his desk soon.

Associated Press | Mar 17, 2017

Chaffetz: Intruder was able rattle White House door handle

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says an intruder on the White House grounds was able to "look through" a White House window and "rattle the door handle" before being apprehended last week.

New York Times | Mar 17, 2017

White House Fence Jumper Was on Grounds 17 Minutes Before Detection

A California man who climbed over the White House fence last week managed to roam undetected on the grounds for about 17 minutes, as Secret Service agents appeared to ignore several alarms, officials said Friday.

The Hill | Mar 16, 2017

House panel approves Postal Service finances legislation

The House Oversight Committee on Thursday approved two bipartisan bills aimed at putting the U.S. Postal Service on better financial footing. The committee passed the bills by voice vote.

Washington Post | Mar 14, 2017

Metro Rushed Critical Planning for SafeTrack Project, Federal Auditors Say

Metro failed to adequately plan the launch of its SafeTrack maintenance program, incurring extra costs and adding to headaches for commuters and local elected officials because of the lack of foresight and preparation, federal ­auditors said Tuesday.

Washington Examiner | Mar 13, 2017

Top 3 reasons Congress should support school choice in Washington, DC

It took a while, but an education bill of immediate importance to children in Washington, D.C., schools, and of symbolic importance to every child in the country, was passed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Friday morning. The measure will now head for consideration by the full House

Government Executive | Mar 10, 2017

Pension Reforms, Punishments for Porn Watchers Advance

A House committee approved several bills aimed at reforming the federal workforce, including a pension reform for union officials who receive government paychecks.