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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.

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.

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.

Federal News Radio | Mar 10, 2017

New bill would limit VA employees’ use of official time

After hours of contentious debate, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee cleared two bills on official time. The committee approved the Official Time Reform Act of 2017, which prevents any days that an employee ...

The Hill | Mar 9, 2017

Chaffetz, Cummings question WH on digital records

The leaders of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday raised concerns that President Trump may be violating federal law by deleting his tweets.

Associated Press | Mar 9, 2017

Congress probes Islamic State counter-propaganda operations

Congressional investigators are demanding documents and contacting witnesses in a wide-ranging probe of the Defense Department's troubled anti-propaganda efforts against the Islamic State.