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Comer Requests Transcribed Interview with USTR Official Over Abandoned Digital Trade Commitments

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is today continuing oversight of the consultations by the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) leading to its decision to abandon longstanding, bipartisan positions on digital trade. In a letter to USTR in March 2024, Chairman Comer requested documents and communications related to the decision by USTR to stop supporting key commitments protecting U.S. workers and global Internet freedom. ...

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Comer Probes FTC’s Questionable Consultation with Foreign Officials to Block iRobot/Amazon Merger

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is today opening an investigation into the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) involvement in blocking the merger of U.S.-based iRobot Corporation (iRobot) and Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon). In a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan, Chairman Comer requests documents and communications between the FTC and foreign regulators regarding the iRobot/Amazon merger. “After an initial review of the ...

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New Select Subcommittee Report Recommends EcoHealth Alliance President Debarred and Criminally Investigated, Exposes Failures in NIH Grant Procedures

WASHINGTON — Today, Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) issued an interim staff report titled “An Evaluation of the Evidence Surrounding EcoHealth Alliance, Inc.’s Research Activities”. This report details the Select Subcommittee’s comprehensive investigation into the U.S. government’s funding and lack of oversight of gain-of-function research, EcoHealth Alliance (EcoHealth), and the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). The ...

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Hearing Wrap Up: Rising Interest Rates to Address Inflation Caused by Dem Spending Disproportionately Hit Commercial Real Estate

WASHINGTON—The Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services held a hearing titled “Health of the Commercial Real Estate Markets and Removing Regulatory Hurdles to Ensure Continued Strength” to examine the state of the commercial real estate market and discuss how the Biden Administration’s policies and regulations have impacted the marked and increased costs and ...

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Wenstrup Opens Hearing with EcoHealth Alliance President Dr. Peter Daszak, Recommends Formal Debarment and Criminal Investigation

WASHINGTON — Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) opened today’s hearing titled “A Hearing with the President of EcoHealth Alliance, Dr. Peter Daszak” by breaking down the Select Subcommittee’s just released report on EcoHealth Alliance’s history of malfeasance and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) inadequate oversight of American taxpayer funds. The report recommends the formal debarment of and a criminal investigation into ...

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Comer Announces Hearing on the District of Columbia’s Response to Radical, Antisemitic, and Unlawful Protests at GWU

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) will hold a full committee hearing titled “Oversight of D.C.’s Response to Unlawful Activity and Antisemitism.” The Committee will seek answers from District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Pamela Smith on the city’s response to the ...

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Oversight Committee Republicans: DC Officials Must Take Action Against Pro-Hamas Camp and Restore the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Representatives Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), Eric Burlison (R-Mo.), and William Timmons (R-S.C.) today met with George Washington University leadership and toured the radical, antisemitic, and unlawful encampment on the university’s campus. Following the tour, members called on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to empower the Metropolitan Police Department ...

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Comer Opens Oversight Hearing on OMB’s Operations

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) delivered opening remarks at a full committee hearing titled “A Focus on Management: Oversight of the Office of Management and Budget.” In his opening statement, Chairman Comer emphasized the federal government exists to serve the American people and must be managed with their ...

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McClain: Strong Commercial Real Estate is a Critical Part of Local Communities

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services Chairwoman Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) today delivered opening remarks at a hearing titled “Health of the Commercial Real Estate Markets and Removing Regulatory Hurdles to Ensure Continued Strength.” Chairwoman McClain discussed how the Biden Administration’s ...

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Comer: Democrats Resuscitate Failed Investigation to Distract from Biden Administration’s Failed Energy Policies

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today blasted Democrats’ report that demonizes America’s energy producers and attempts to revive their failed investigation from last Congress: “Democrats are resuscitating their failed investigation from last Congress in an attempt to distract from the Biden Administration’s radical climate agenda that is harming our nation. Instead of demonizing America’s energy producers, we ...