Obama to Ask Agency Official to Step Down Amid Congressional Pressure
The White House is expected to ask the embattled chairman of the Chemical Safety Board to step down Wednesday, congressional sources tell CNN. Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso has been accused by members of Congress of malfeasance, hostility towards his staff and retaliation against whistleblowers. And an inspector general report found he used personal email to conduct government business, which contradicted his sworn congressional testimony.
Bill Allowing Uncle Sam to File Federal Tax Cheats Resurfaces
Federal employees and contractors who cheat on their taxes would be out of a job under two bills approved Wednesday by a House panel.
Secret Service Chief Didn’t Query Staff After Car Incident
Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy told a House panel Tuesday that he never asked his senior staff whether they withheld information about a breach of an active bomb investigation at the White House complex before it was ultimately reported to him five days after the March 4 incident.
Chaffetz Airs Video of March 4 Secret Service Incident
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, for the first time publicly aired a video of an incident on March 4 in which two senior Secret Service agents disrupted an active bomb investigation after allegedly spending the night drinking at a retirement party.
Secret Service Comes Under Fire From House Oversight Panel
The Secret Service came under renewed criticism on Tuesday, when a lawmaker alleged a woman was able to drop an object she claimed was a bomb just outside the White House earlier this month, then avoid capture for three days.
Oversight Committee Calls on Head of Safety Agency to Resign
In no uncertain terms, Republicans and Democrats alike called on the head of a troubled government safety agency to step down amid charges that he used personal email for official business and retaliated against employees.
House Committee Launches TSA Investigation
The House’s top oversight committee officially launched its investigation into the Transportation Security Administration today with bipartisan support, citing allegations that an employee manipulated air marshals’ flight schedules and could have accessed government databases inappropriately, among other misconduct.
House Republican Calls on Holder to Halt D.C. Marijuana Legalization
House Republicans who are ordering Mayor Muriel E. Bowser not to move forward with legalizing marijuana in the District, warning of stiff federal penalties, said they are not preparing to take legal action against the city should it proceed in defiance of a congressional funding rider.