Local TSA official to tell Congress about MSP Airport troubles
A top TSA official from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will testify Wednesday before a closed door U.S. House Committee on a culture of dysfunction and retaliation within the agency. Assistant Federal Security Director Andrew Rhoades
Is the Government Wasting a Fortune on Art?
Even in this time of partisan tumult, two endeavors seemingly unite the Grand Old Party: cutting wasteful spending and fighting ’90s culture wars. The Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz from Utah’s third district has found a novel way to combine these traditional conservative interests.
Report: HealthCare.gov logged 316 cybersecurity incidents
WASHINGTON (AP) — The web portal used by millions of consumers to get health insurance under President Barack Obama's law has logged more than 300 cybersecurity incidents and remains vulnerable to hackers, nonpartisan congressional investigators said Wednesday.
The color of heroin addiction — why war then, treatment now?
The nation’s heroin epidemic found its way from the shadows of America to Capitol Hill on Tuesday as lawmakers and experts struggled with a raging disease that is leaving an increasing number of bodies behind.
Opioid and heroin epidemic unites White House and Congress
The nation’s prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic took center stage in Washington on Tuesday as the White House, Congress and regulatory agencies all weighed in on the issue that has captured the attention of both Democrats and Republicans.
Oversight chair threatens subpoena over Defense chief’s emails
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee is threatening to issue a subpoena if the Pentagon doesn’t provide more information about Defense Secretary Ash Carter's use of a personal email account for work.
Chaffetz mounts second federal pay investigation into employee bonuses
Less than a month after opening a governmentwide investigation into federal employees’ pay, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is taking a closer look at agency bonuses to rank-and-file federal workers and members of the Senior Executive Service.
Michigan Governor Tells Congress He Was Misled on Flint Water
Time and again, Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan acknowledged in a tense congressional hearing Thursday that he had been aware of complaints about the drinking water in Flint, including from news reports his aides had emailed him. Yet he had accepted assurances, he said, that the problems were not severe.
EPA’s McCarthy stands up to claims her agency is responsible for Flint water crisis
Time and again, Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan acknowledged in a tense congressional hearing Thursday that he had been aware of complaints about the drinking water in Flint, including from news reports his aides had emailed him.