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Examining the Administration’s Government-wide Reorganization Plan

PURPOSE: To examine the government-wide reorganization plan and to understand Congress' role in evaluating and enacting government reorganization proposals. BACKGROUND: In March 2017, the President issued an executive order directing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions if redundancy is present and eliminate unnecessary ...


Access to Public Lands: The Effects of Forest Service Road Closures

PURPOSE: To examine how Forest Service policies affect access to public lands, as well as the impacts of road closures on nearby ...


Holding Cuban Leaders Accountable

PURPOSE: To discuss the Administration's Cuba policy, review the 1996 shoot down of the Hermanos al Rescate (Brothers to the Rescue) humanitarian aircraft, and examine human rights violations. BACKGROUND: On February 24, 1996, the humanitarian organization Hermanos al Rescate (Brothers to the Rescue) launched a search and rescue mission for refugees fleeing the oppressive Castro regime in Cuba. Two Cuban MiGs ...


Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 Election

PURPOSE: To examine the findings and recommendations contained in the DOJ OIG's report on the events leading up to the 2016 election.


Protecting America from a Bad Deal: Ending U.S. Participation in the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

PURPOSE: To examine the reasons for U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (widely known as the Iran Deal). To consider policy options for countering Iran's threat to the U.S. and its interests. BACKGROUND: On May 8, 2018, the Administration ended the United States' participation in the Iran Deal. The Administration cited the deal's sunset provisions, weaknesses in the inspection ...