Lawmakers praise special counsel appointed to oversee Russia investigation
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah -- who earlier today invited ousted FBI Director James Comey to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on issues related to the "FBI's independence" -- lauded Mueller's "impeccable credentials" and said he "should be widely accepted."
Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo
House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz said Tuesday that if a memo FBI Director James Comey wrote detailing President Donald Trump's request to end an investigation exists, then his committee is willing to issue subpoenas to get it.
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz invites James Comey to testify before Congress
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify at a public hearing before Congress.
MGT Act Passes the House
Rep. Will Hurd’s Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act passed the House of Representatives by voice vote on May 17.
House IT chair eyes ‘cyber national guard’ as next legislative push
The GOP chairman of the House's information technology subcommittee is looking to bring new leadership to the creation of a “cyber national guard” that would help recruit stronger talent to fill cybersecurity roles in the federal government.
Fannie CEO’s Dating Prompts Call to Consider His Firing
The inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency said the regulator should consider firing Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer Timothy J. Mayopoulos for not properly disclosing he was dating a senior executive at a bank that does business with the mortgage-finance giant.
Congress to investigate misconduct in largest government-run prison
A House committee is launching an investigation into the federal Bureau of Prisons' handling of "egregious" misconduct at the largest government-run detention facility — where the warden and other officials were awarded thousands of dollars in bonuses despite female staffers' persistent allegations of sexual harassment.
Chaffetz asks Justice Department to investigate Comey firing
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is calling for the Justice Department's inspector general to look into the circumstances surrounding President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. "Previously I asked Inspector General Horowitz to review the FBI’s actions in advance of the 2016 election," Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said in a
Grassley, Chaffetz rebuke HHS secretary for muzzling agency employees
Two Republican lawmakers charged with conducting government oversight sharply rebuked Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday for curtailing his employees’ ability to communicate directly with Congress and suggested that the move violates federal law. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and House Oversight and ...
House oversight leaders warn of data transparency challenges
House Oversight Committee leaders are warning of ongoing issues with the implementation of a law passed in 2014 that was meant to modernize federal spending data. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and other members sent a