Chaffetz also said Oversight will tackle the Environmental Protection Agency, a U.S. Postal Service overhaul and Obamacare oversight.
The Internal Revenue Service received fewer phone calls from taxpayers this year than in recent years, according to a new government report, but the percentage of callers seeking help who received it remained low while wait times remained high compared to prior years.
President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill into law Tuesday night, keeping most of the federal government open through next September but the Department of Homeland Security only through February.
On average, 27% of federal government employees are engaged in their jobs in 2014, compared with 31% of all other workers in the U.S. according to a Gallup poll. This lack of engagement is costing the federal government an estimated $18 billion in lost productivity annually.
Lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday blasted the Social Security Administration for its continued targeting of taxpayers to collect on their parents’ decades-old debts, a practice that the agency promised to stop more than eight months ago.
Sign-ups under President Barack Obama’s health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the HealthCare.gov website was working well.
The Senate confirmed a top Obama administration immigration official on Tuesday with near-unanimous GOP opposition.
A financial planner analyzes a woman’s situation who wants to know when she can retire based on the amount of her personal savings and goals.