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Mar 2, 2017

Transparency at TSA

TAKEAWAYS: The committee identified longstanding issues with the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Office of Chief Counsel. TSA is withholding information necessary for the Office of Special Council (OSC) to conduct whistleblower retaliation investigations. TSA claims it is relying on department guidance to invoke an inapplicable attorney-client privilege to redact documents. ...

Mar 1, 2017

VA: Path to Reform

PURPOSE: To examine the policies and procedures of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as they relate to recent issues regarding fraud, waste and abuse. To address strategies for future reform and the new leadership's vision of improving practices within all of the agencies in the VA. BACKGROUND: In the past several months, cases of fraud, waste and abuse have raised questions about the VA's current ...

Mar 1, 2017

Examining Environmental Barriers to Infrastructure Development

PURPOSE: To identify examples of regulations and statutes that inhibit infrastructure growth. To examine ways to remove unnecessary impediments from projects critical to American infrastructure and jobs. BACKGROUND: In December 2016, the Treasury Department released a list of 40 proposed infrastructure projects of ...