The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will examine the Independence, Access, and Authority of the federal government’s 72 Inspectors General during its first hearing of the 114th Congress.
In August 2014, 47 Inspectors General signed a letter to congressional oversight leaders stating that information was being withheld by federal agencies on the basis that it was considered privileged. In the letter, the IG’s state that certain restrictions “represent potentially serious challenges to the authority of every Inspector General and our ability to conduct our work thoroughly, independently, and in a timely manner.” IG’s from the Department of Justice, U.S. Peace Corps, and Environmental Protection Agency will testify at the hearing.
A copy of the IG’s letter can be viewed here.
WHAT: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing titled: “Inspectors General: Independence, Access and Authority”
WHERE: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
DATE: Tuesday, February 03, 2015
TIME: 10:15 a.m. EST
The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz
The Honorable Arthur A. Elkins, Jr.
Ms. Kathy A. Buller