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CNN | May 17, 2017

Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo

House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz said Tuesday that if a memo FBI Director James Comey wrote detailing President Donald Trump's request to end an investigation exists, then his committee is willing to issue subpoenas to get it.

Bloomberg | May 11, 2017

Fannie CEO’s Dating Prompts Call to Consider His Firing

The inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency said the regulator should consider firing Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer Timothy J. Mayopoulos for not properly disclosing he was dating a senior executive at a bank that does business with the mortgage-finance giant.

USA Today | May 11, 2017

Congress to investigate misconduct in largest government-run prison

A House committee is launching an investigation into the federal Bureau of Prisons' handling of "egregious" misconduct at the largest government-run detention facility — where the warden and other officials were awarded thousands of dollars in bonuses despite female staffers' persistent allegations of sexual harassment.

The Hill | May 10, 2017

Chaffetz asks Justice Department to investigate Comey firing

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is calling for the Justice Department's inspector general to look into the circumstances surrounding President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. "Previously I asked Inspector General Horowitz to review the FBI’s actions in advance of the 2016 election," Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said in a

Washington Post | May 9, 2017

Grassley, Chaffetz rebuke HHS secretary for muzzling agency employees

Two Republican lawmakers charged with conducting government oversight sharply rebuked Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday for curtailing his employees’ ability to communicate directly with Congress and suggested that the move violates federal law. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and House ...

The Hill | May 8, 2017

House oversight leaders warn of data transparency challenges

House Oversight Committee leaders are warning of ongoing issues with the implementation of a law passed in 2014 that was meant to modernize federal spending data. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and other members sent a

USA Today | May 5, 2017

Obama’s $400,000 speech could prompt Congress to go after his pension

Last year, then-president Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have curbed the pensions of former presidents if they took outside income of $400,000 or more.

Politico | May 5, 2017

House oversight panel to investigate Iran deal

Citing a POLITICO investigation, Republican leaders of the House oversight committee said Friday they have launched a sweeping investigation into whether the Obama administration, in trying to win support for a nuclear deal and prisoner swap with Tehran last year, undermined an ambitious U.S. counterproliferation effort to thwart Iranian weapons trafficking networks.

Fedscoop | May 3, 2017

CIOs’ answers on FAFSA breach leave lawmakers unsatisfied

Agency CIOs testifying before the Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee hesitated to take accountability for the incident — or even call it a breach — because of the uncommon nature of the situation. In response, lawmakers said the incident will undoubtedly inform how they think about laws governing federal IT.

The Hill | May 3, 2017

Chaffetz, Cummings demand TSA head comply with subpoeana

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) are demanding the acting head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) comply with the committee's subpoena related to its investigation into the agency’s personnel practices.