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House GOP Leaders Press the Office of Special Counsel on Retaliation and Smear Campaign Against IRS Whistleblowers

WASHINGTON—Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.), Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.), House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.), House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) today are investigating whether the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has contributed to the retaliation against IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler. The House Republican ...

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McClain Statement on HHS OIG Audit Revealing FDA Mishandling Worsened Infant Formula Crisis

WASHINGTON—Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services Chairwoman Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) today released a statement on a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General audit of the FDA’s handling of the 2022 infant formula crisis. “The long-awaited audit by HHS’ OIG confirms findings by the House Oversight Committee that the 2022 nationwide infant formula crisis was exacerbated by dysfunction and delay within the FDA. This audit confirms testimony ...

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Comer Probes Biden Administration’s Possible Collusion with Anti-Second Amendment Groups on Litigation Against Firearm Manufacturer

Letters come as pending litigation in Chicago case targets firearm manufacturers for the downstream actions of criminals WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is investigating the Biden Administration about its potential collusion with anti-Second Amendment plaintiffs and the City of Chicago on a lawsuit against Glock, a firearm manufacturer. The plaintiffs are seeking to financially penalize and ...

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Comer Probes NewsGuard’s Impact on Protected First Amendment Speech, Government Contracts

WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) launched an investigation into the impact of NewsGuard on protected First Amendment speech and its potential to serve as a non-transparent agent of censorship campaigns. In a letter to NewsGuard Chief Executive Officers Steven Brill and Gordon Crovitz, Chairman Comer raises concerns over reports highlighting NewsGuard’s contracts with federal agencies and possible actions being taken to ...

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Sessions Opens Hearing on GAO’s 2024 Report Examining Interagency Coordination and Efficiency

WASHINGTON—Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) opened today’s subcommittee hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2024 annual report on fragmentation, overlap, and duplication. Subcommittee Chairman Sessions emphasized the Committee’s interest in bringing transparency to how federal ...

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Hearing Wrap Up: Enforcing GAO’s Agency Collaboration Recommendations Strengthens Services, Saves Cost, Builds Revenue

WASHINGTON—The Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce held a hearing today titled “What We Have Here...Is a Failure to Collaborate: Review of GAO’s Annual Duplication Report” to examine the effectiveness of federal agencies’ efforts to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse through findings from the Government ...

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Wenstrup Issues Statement, Readout Following Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Transcribed Interview

WASHINGTON — Today, Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) led a closed-door, transcribed interview of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The seven-hour testimony centered on Mr. Cuomo’s issuance of deadly guidance that forced New York nursing homes and long-term care facilities to admit contagious COVID-19 patients. Today’s interview was the first time the former governor has testified before Congress regarding his Administration’s ...

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Comer: Attorney General Merrick Garland Must Be Held in Contempt of Congress for Defying Lawful Subpoenas

WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of a resolution to hold U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for defying lawful subpoenas requiring the Department of Justice to produce the audio recordings of President Joe Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur. Chairman Comer pointed out how the Justice Department is taking every step to insulate President ...

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Grothman Opens Hearing on Oversight of Deadly Osprey Crashes

WASHINGTON—Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs Chairman Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) delivered opening remarks at a subcommittee hearing titled “Addressing Oversight and Safety Concerns in the Department of Defense’s V-22 Osprey Program.” Subcommittee Chairman Grothman highlighted how recent fatal crashes involving ...

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Hearing Wrap Up: DoD Must Increase Transparency on Osprey Crash Mishaps and Stop Stonewalling Congressional Oversight Efforts

WASHINGTON—The Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs held a hearing titled, “Addressing Oversight and Safety Concerns in the Department of Defense’s V-22 Osprey Program.” Members discussed how Department of Defense (DoD) officials have stonewalled congressional oversight into the recent string of deadly Osprey ...