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House Committee Wants to Make Sure Agencies Aren’t Wasting Money on Art

By on March 23, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Committee Wants to Make Sure Agencies Aren’t Wasting Money on Art

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform fired off at least 25 letters this week to various federal agency leaders requesting information on how their agencies acquire and preserve art and artifacts in an effort to ensure taxpayer money is not being wasted on decorating federal buildings.

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House Committee Threatens Legal Action Against Defense Secretary Over Use of Personal Email

By on March 19, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Committee Threatens Legal Action Against Defense Secretary Over Use of Personal Email

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) recently sent a follow up letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter demanding information that the agency has thus far failed to provide regarding Carter’s use of personal email for conducting official business.

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House Committee Wants to Ensure Federal Workers Are Being ‘Properly Compensated’

By on February 23, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Committee Wants to Ensure Federal Workers Are Being ‘Properly Compensated’

What changes, if any, should be made to the federal employee compensation and benefits package or how federal pay is determined each year? A Congressional committee is asking OPM for detailed information on these topics.

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House Committee Concerned About Potential for Abuse of Employee Bonuses Within TSA

By on February 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Committee Concerned About Potential for Abuse of Employee Bonuses Within TSA

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said in a recent letter to Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger that the Committee is concerned about the possibility of abuse within the system used to pay bonuses to TSA employees.

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House Committee Wants to Know How Many Firearms DHS Lost

By on February 20, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Committee Wants to Know How Many Firearms DHS Lost

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is asking the Department of Homeland Security to provide details on the badges, cell phones and guns that recently went missing at the agency.

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House Oversight Committee Seeking Information on Payment to Confidential Informants

By on February 17, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Oversight Committee Seeking Information on Payment to Confidential Informants

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is seeking information about a payment in excess of $850,000 to pay confidential informants when an information sharing agreement existed between Amtrak and the Justice Department.

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House Committee Fires Off Letters Demanding Data on Federal Employees’ Use of ‘Official Time’

By on February 16, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Committee Fires Off Letters Demanding Data on Federal Employees’ Use of ‘Official Time’

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) fired off numerous letters late last week to various federal agency leaders requesting data on federal employees’ use of official time.

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Justice Department Must Turn Over Documents to U.S. House Committee

By on January 20, 2016 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Justice Department Must Turn Over Documents to U.S. House Committee

Having to resort to federal court to get the Justice Department to turn over documents, the U.S. District Court has now ordered the Attorney General to cough them up to the House Committee in response to its subpoena for the documents.

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House Committee Members Demand IRS Commissioner Be Fired

By on July 27, 2015 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Committee Members Demand IRS Commissioner Be Fired

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a lengthy letter to President Obama today demanding that IRS commissioner John Koskinen be removed from his position.

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