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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.

Daily Caller | Mar 8, 2017

Watching Porn At Work Is About To Get A Lot Harder For Feds

Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HOGR) approved a bill Wednesday prohibiting federal employees from accessing pornography on government computers and other devices.

FEDweek | Mar 7, 2017

Congress Focusing on Treatment of Whistleblowers

In its early weeks, Congress has signaled that treatment of whistleblowers will be a major area of focus in its oversight of federal agencies this year.

Washington Post | Mar 6, 2017

GOP, Democrats blast TSA for withholding information

A hard-hitting, bipartisan congressional oversight hearing is good government at work — especially if you like blood sports. It can be a brutal experience for an agency head in the hot seat when Republicans and Democrats are rightly and mutually disgusted with a bureaucracy’s performance and its leaders.

USA Today | Mar 1, 2017

Debt-plagued U.S. Postal Service eyes bipartisan bill to solve woes

The "Forever" stamp turns 10 years old in March. That's about how long the postal service has faced declining mail volumes and a growing mountain of debt. Mail volume is now at a 29-year low, and for the past 10 years, USPS recorded annual losses as high as $15.9 billion. Last year, it tallied a $5.6 billion loss. The beleaguered service, its regulatory agency and members of Congress hope 2017 will mark a turning point.

The Hill | Feb 23, 2017

House chairman criticizes FEMA’s Louisiana flood response

A House panel is investigating the federal government’s emergency response to last year’s historic flooding in Louisiana.

New York Times | Feb 22, 2017

A.T.F. Filled Secret Bank Account With Millions From Shadowy Cigarette Sales

The investigation and the looming racketeering trial will bring renewed scrutiny to the A.T.F., which has been buffeted in recent years by the botched gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious and its mismanagement of undercover investigations.

The Hill | Feb 7, 2017

House panel hones in on postal service reform

One of Congress’s most contentious committees is pushing toward a rare bipartisan victory: reforming the United States Postal Service.

Associated Press | Feb 7, 2017

GOP Chairman: No Oversight Talk at White House Meeting

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah told reporters that before he even sat down in the Oval Office, "The president said, 'No oversight. You can't talk about anything that has to do with oversight,'" Chaffetz responded: "Fair enough."

Wall Street Journal | Feb 7, 2017

Jason Chaffetz on House Oversight of Trump Administration: ‘We Have a Job to Do’

House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz said he would faithfully carry out his mission conducting oversight and investigations of the executive branch, after an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump. “We have a job to do and we’re going to do it,” he said.