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Oct 30, 2020

Scalise Slams Democrats’ Latest Partisan Coronavirus Report

WASHINGTON—Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis (SSOCC) Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement on the Democrats’ latest coronavirus report. “Democrats’ latest partisan report issued just days before the election underscores how they’ve used the Select Subcommittee to attack President Trump and politicize the pandemic to the detriment of the American people. Democrats’ scare tactics about schools reopening harm ...

Oct 26, 2020

Top Oversight Republicans Press Postmaster General on USPS Political Bias to Ensure Proper Handling of Mail Ballots

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Ranking Member Jody Hice (R-Ga.) today called on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to ensure U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees are prepared to handle the surge in mail-in ballots in accordance with federal ethics law barring  inappropriate ...

Oct 21, 2020

Comer, Hice Voice Concerns about Defective Ballots Issued from Coast to Coast

Call for further explanation to prevent individuals from voting multiple times WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) and Subcommittee on Government Operations Ranking Member Jody Hice (R-Ga.) today raised concerns over more than 150,000 inaccurate absentee and mail-in ballots. The Republicans wrote to the Franklin County (Ohio) Board of Elections, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Office, and the Board of ...

Oct 21, 2020

Comer Commends President Trump for Reining in Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucracy

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today commended President Trump for signing an executive order to rein in the unelected, unaccountable federal workforce with policy-making authority. “Our Founding Fathers never envisioned a massive unelected, unaccountable federal government with the power to create policies that impact ...

Oct 20, 2020

Comer Commends DeVos for Spearheading Effort to Prevent Foreign Adversaries from Buying Influence in Higher Education Institutions

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) applauded Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos after the Department of Education released its report on higher educational institutions’ compliance with Section 117 of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The report resulted in 12 compliance ...

Oct 20, 2020

Oversight Republicans Request Briefing on Veteran Affairs Data Breach

Today, Subcommittee on Government Operations Ranking Member Jody Hice (R-Ga.) and Committee Republicans sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie requesting a briefing on a recent VA data breach that exposed the personal information of 46,000 veterans. “Data breaches of any kind are concerning, but particularly so when the targeted data is held in trust by the U.S. Government and where it affects veterans,” wrote the lawmakers. “Specifically, ...

Oct 15, 2020

Oversight Republicans Call for Emergency Hearing on Big Tech’s Election Interference

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) and Committee Republicans today called on Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) to hold an emergency hearing before November 3 on Big Tech’s censorship and election interference. After the New York Post published an

Oct 15, 2020

Top Oversight Republican Presses Twitter on Its Censorship of Certain News

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today condemned Twitter’s censorship of a negative New York Post article about Joe Biden and called on CEO Jack Dorsey to provide information on Twitter’s censorship policy that discriminates against certain news and not others. Earlier today, Oversight Republicans

Oct 13, 2020

Top Oversight & House Administration Republicans Call on IG to Investigate CA’s $35 Million Voting Campaign Run by Pro-Biden Firm

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.), Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), and Government Operations Subcommittee Ranking Member Jody Hice (R-Ga.) called on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Inspector General to investigate the $35 million contract the California Secretary of ...

Oct 13, 2020

Comer Commends Census Ruling

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) today commended the Supreme Court decision to end the field operations of the 2020 census. The law requires the census be reported to the president by December 31 and this ruling will allow the census to be complete by the statutory deadline. “The Supreme Court made the sensible, lawful decision on behalf of the American people to ensure the 2020 census is completed on time. With 99.9% of American ...