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Comer Slams Mayorkas for Preventing Chief Border Patrol Agents from Testifying on Biden’s Border Crisis

Reiterates request for Chief Patrol Agents to testify at a hearing before the committee on February 7, 2023 WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) slammed U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for refusing to allow Chief Patrol Agents of four U.S. Border Patrol sectors to testify at an upcoming hearing on the border crisis. “On January 19, 2023, I invited the ...

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Chairman Comer Announces Hearing on Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Pandemic Recovery Programs

WASHINGTON–House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) will hold the first Oversight Committee hearing of the 118th Congress titled “Federal Pandemic Spending: A Prescription for Waste, Fraud, and Abuse,” to focus on investigating the rampant waste of taxpayer dollars in COVID relief programs. “We owe it to Americans to identify how hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars spent under the guise of pandemic relief were lost to waste, fraud, ...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Comer to Speak at National Press Club

WASHINGTON–House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) will speak at a National Press Club’s Headliners Newsmaker on Monday, January 30th at 10:00 AM ET. Under Republican control, Chairman Comer is returning the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability to its primary mission to root out waste, fraud, abuse, and ...

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Comer Announces Committee Organizational Meeting for 118th Congress

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today announced the committee will hold its organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 31 at 11:00am ET. At the business meeting, the committee will consider the proposed committee rules for the 118th Congress and resolutions appointing majority and minority members to the subcommittees. “The House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s rules provide the framework for us to hold the ...

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Comer: The American People Deserve Transparency About Hunter Biden’s Anonymous Art Transactions

Sends letter to Hunter’s art dealer, Georges Bergès, seeking all information related to the high-dollar transactions and requests a transcribed interview WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is calling on Georges Bergès, owner of the Georges Bergès Gallery, to provide information related to the anonymous art purchasers of Hunter Biden’s art and all communications between his New York gallery and the ...

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Comer Statement on Classified Documents Found at Pence’s Home

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued the following statement on classified documents found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s residence: “Former Vice President Mike Pence reached out today about classified documents found at his home in Indiana. He has agreed to fully cooperate with congressional oversight and any questions we have about the matter. Former Vice President Pence’s transparency stands in stark ...

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Comer Supports Bipartisan Bill to Modernize Government Job Candidate Evaluation

WASHINGTON–House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the bipartisan Chance to Compete Act of 2023 (H.R. 159), a bill introduced by Representative Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) that ensures government agencies are equipped with the tools to provide objective, skills-based assessments to evaluate job ...

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Comer Supports Bipartisan Bill Bringing Transparency to Closed Door Agency Agreements

WASHINGTON–House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the bipartisan Settlement Agreement Information Database (SAID) Act (H.R. 300), a bill introduced by Representative Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) that requires federal agencies to submit information regarding consent decrees and settlement agreements to a public, ...

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Comer Calls on Secret Service to Provide Visitor Information on Biden’s Wilmington Residence

WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is calling on United States Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle to provide all internal documents, communications, and visitor information maintained for President Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware residence. “The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Biden’s mishandling of sensitive, highly classified documents. Recent reporting indicates the ...

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Comer Presses for Information on Billions Lost to Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Federal Health Benefits Program

Sends letter to OPM requesting information related to program riddled with ineligible participants WASHINGTON – After a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHB) could be spending up to $1 billion per year on ineligible members, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today called on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to provide ...