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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Marina Fang

Congressional Republicans Rail Against Legalization Of Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans on Thursday railed against states that have legalized marijuana, citing its connection to auto accidents. D...

Jennifer Bendery

Darrell Issa Going Crazy Issuing Subpoenas, Outpacing Previous Chairmen Combined

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced Friday that he is subpoenaing another top administration official, meaning he has now issued near...

Michael McAuliff

White House, Politics Played No Role In IRS Targeting, Dem Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats released a report Tuesday stating that the Internal Revenue Service's scandal over targeting political social welfare gr...

Jennifer Bendery

Darrell Issa, Charged With Reining In Wasteful Spending, May Be Biggest Offender

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the main purposes of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to root out waste and duplication in government spend...

Michael McAuliff

New Resolution Condemns Darrell Issa As 'Offensive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats stepped up their condemnation of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Thursday, offering a second resolution to reprimand the Oversigh...

Michael McAuliff

Obamacare Website Actually Getting Better, Officials Testify

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the same day the government reported that only 106,185 people have enrolled in Obamacare so far, federal officials painted a picture ...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Accused Of Yet Another Selective Leak

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are accusing House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of releasing yet another damning excerpt of testimony ...

Feds Claim Outages Contributed To Slow Obamacare Fixes

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says outages this week affecting its balky health insurance website slowed much needed fixe...

The Grey Twilight of Veterans' Preference

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

On the face of it, the Veterans' Preference Act seems fair and just -- recognition of the hardships of battle, the economic stress of military service, the delayed career progression, and the emotional toll on family and self. And yet, it is highly convoluted and controversial.

Ryan J. Reilly

Issa: Aaron Swartz Report Raises Questions About DOJ Prosecution

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report that raises questions about whether the Justice Department retaliated against the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz becau...

Preserving Community Banks Should Be Bi-Partisan Priority

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Tanya D. Marsh

The regulatory framework for financial institutions in the United States, including many provisions of Dodd-Frank, impose significant costs on community banks without providing benefits to consumers or the economy that justify those costs.

IRS Watchdog To Testify Again

Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The investigator who wrote a scathing report about the Internal Revenue Service targeting co...

GOP-Led Committee Pushes Through IRS Resolution

AP | JIM ABRAMS and ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led committee on Friday increased pressure on Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to break her silence on who in ...

Judges Make Big Social Security Claim

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Driven to reduce a huge backlog of disability claims, Social Security is pushing judges to award benefits to people who may not des...

Issa Metrics

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is determined to link the White House, and President Barack Obama, to the so-called IRS scandal, even though there is no proof one exists.

IRS Supervisor Admits Scrutinizing Tea Party Applications

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applicat...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Official: 'I Have Done Nothing Wrong'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division under fire for targeting conservative organizations, strongly defended herself in an openi...

The GOP's Hillary Problem

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Make no mistake, these hearings are not an impartial attempt to gather the facts. They are a partisan witch hunt against Clinton that embodies everything Americans dislike about politics in Washington and Republicans today.

Jason Chaffetz Admits House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security: 'You Have To Prioritize Things'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged on Wednesday that House Republicans had consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Departm...

Libya Hearing: U.S. Security Drawn Down Before Attack

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

* Getting enough security a struggle, security officer says * Congress conducts first public examination in hearing ...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Executives Paid On Profit, Not Student Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

Top executives at major for-profit colleges take in millions of dollars in annual compensation -- primarily from taxpayer subsidies -– yet most of t...

It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over: Legal Implications of a House Contempt Vote in the "Fast and Furious" Controversy

David Laufman | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
David Laufman

Thus, there is ample bipartisan precedent on which Mr. Machen may rely to refrain from prosecuting a congressional contempt citation against Attorney General Holder, and it is highly unlikely that he will even bring the matter before a grand jury.

Andrea Stone

TSA Equipment Gathers Dust In Texas Warehouse At $184 Million Cost To Taxpayers, GOP Lawmakers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of pieces of security equipment that cost taxpayers an estimated $184 million and were supposed to be installed at airport che...

Does Anyone in Congress Get Technology?

Joshua Lamel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Technology
Joshua Lamel

It may seem odd that I, a loyal Democrat, am singing the praises of Congressman Issa. However, the technologist in me has fallen in love with how Issa is revolutionizing the relationship between Congress and technology.

Lucia Graves

GSA Hearings An Attempt To Label Obama 'Big Spender,' GOP Lawmaker Admits

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Republican lawmakers sought to tie the White House to the General Services Administration scandal, Rep. John Mica (R) on Tuesday c...