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May 31, 2012

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Does President Obama Really Support an “All-of-the-Above” Energy Strategy?

9:30am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama said, “This country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy.”  The question for this committee: Is that goal being achieved, and if not, why not?  Today’s hearing will assess whether or not President Obama’s rhetoric is supported by the actions of his Administration. There are signs that this all-of-the-above ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
May 31, 2012

Rhetoric vs. Reality, Part II: Assessing the Impact of New Federal Red Tape on Hydraulic Fracturing and American Energy Independence

1:30pm in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

  • Subcommittee on Technology
May 16, 2012

The Obama Administration’s Green Energy Gamble: What Have All The Taxpayer Subsidies Achieved?

9:30am in 2154 RHOB

  • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs
May 16, 2012

Hatch Act: Options for Reform

9:30am in 2247 RHOB Subcommittee Chairman Ross Opening Statement During my brief tenure as a member of Congress, I have seen how well-intentioned legislation can have unintended consequences when applied to the real world.  This is certainly true with respect to the Hatch Act.  Originally enacted in 1939, the Hatch Act was needed to prevent an all too prevalent practice of federal employees engaging in partisan political activity ...

  • Subcommittee on Federal Workforce
May 10, 2012

Where Are All the Watchdogs? Addressing Inspector General Vacancies

9:30am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building In 1978, the position of Inspectors General was established to promote efficiency and ensure that a threshold of accountability was integrated government-wide. The IGs are the American people’s front line of oversight of the Executive Branch. In FY2009 alone, their audits and investigations identified $43.3 billion in potential savings.  Having a robust group of permanent inspectors general at the federal agencies is the best ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
May 9, 2012

TSA Oversight Part IV: Is TSA Effectively Procuring, Deploying, and Storing Aviation Security Equipment and Technology?

Issa: "Three years ago, the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General reported that TSA had not effectively deployed, redeployed or disposed of crucial transportation security equipment. A joint investigation by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, along with recent efforts by the Government Accountability Office, reveal that little has changed in the past three years and that systemic flaws continue to plague the TSA. ...

  • Full Oversight Committee