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Why Isn’t the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the President’s Standard on FOIA?

Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled “Why Isn’t the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the President’s Standard on FOIA,” will assess the disparity between DHS non-compliance with FOIA provisions and the Administration’s stated goals of openness and transparency. On his first full day in office, President Obama outlined the critical role that FOIA plays in ...

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Has Dodd-Frank Ended Too Big to Fail?

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Unfunded Mandates and Regulatory Overreach Part II

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The Freedom of Information Act: Crowd-Sourcing Government Oversight

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled “The Freedom of Information Act: Crowd-Sourcing Government Oversight,” represents the heart of the committee’s mission – to hold the federal bureaucracy accountable and ensure the right of the American people to know how Washington spends their money. The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) is one of the most ...

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TSA Oversight Part I: Whole Body Imaging

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Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation: The Cost of Doing Business in the Construction Industry

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State and Municipal Debt: The Coming Crisis? Part II

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Obamacare: Why the need for waivers?

Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy Opening Statement The purpose of the oversight committee is not necessarily to balance the relative merits or demerits of a law or proposed legislation. Other committees do that. Oversight is calculated to ensure trust and confidence in the institutions of government – to investigate areas that demand transparency and accountability. Our duty is to ask fair questions with an expectation of an honest and complete answer on ...

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Transparency Through Technology: Evaluating Federal Open-Government Initiatives

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Red to Black: Improving the Collection of Delinquent Debt Owed to the Government