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Feb 7, 2012

Solutions Needed: Improper Payments Total $115 Billion in Federal Misspending

Chairman Platts Hearing Opening Statement This hearing will address improper payments made by the federal government, and will continue this Subcommittee's examination of federal financial management issues. In FY 2011, the federal government reported $115 billion in improper payments. This is only an estimate; the total amount of improper payments is unknown. Improper payments occur for a variety of reasons, but they are all the result of poor financial ...

  • Subcommittee on Government Organization
Feb 2, 2012

Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice

  Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement Over the past year, the ATF program known as Operation Fast and Furious has been the subject of a joint investigation by this committee and Sen. Chuck Grassley, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. When this investigation began, the Department of Justice took the position that allegations by whistleblowers about reckless tactics and decision making in this operation were ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Feb 1, 2012

Uncharted Territory: What are the Consequences of President Obama’s Unprecedented ‘Recess’ Appointments?

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement If the United States Senate can pass a bill and send it to the President for his signature, it is clearly not in recess. But a "recess" is exactly what President Obama has argued in justifying four recent appointments. Today, the committee will assess the answer to that question and others by reviewing the process and law regarding recess appointments made by President Obama and their legal ...

  • Full Oversight Committee