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Grothman: Helping K2 Airbase Veterans Exposed to Toxins is a Bipartisan Priority

WASHINGTON – Subcommittee on National Security Ranking Member Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) opened today’s hearing by emphasizing that helping U.S. servicemembers who were exposed to toxins while deployed to Karshi-Khanabad (K2) Airbase in Uzbekistan is a bipartisan priority. Recent reports show U.S. servicemembers may have been exposed to jet fuel, PM10, and radiation while serving at the airbase, potentially leading to life-threatening illnesses. In his opening statement, Subcommittee Ranking ...

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Scalise Statement on GAO Report About FDA’s Emergency Use Authorizations During COVID-19

WASHINGTON—Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement on the Government Accountability Office’s report on the FDA’s issuance of emergency use authorizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. “President Trump’s whole-of-America response to defeat the virus is producing results in record time.  Under the President’s strong leadership, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug ...

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Comer, Hice Seek Answers from USPS Inspector General Regarding Investigation into Whistleblower Allegations

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Ranking Member Jody Hice (R-Ga.) today wrote to United States Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb regarding the handling of a whistleblower complaint, which unearthed allegations of backdating mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day, and the unusual decision to disclose information about an ongoing investigation. “Democrats turned a blind ...

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Hice: GSA Administrator Must Adhere to Constitution, Past Precedent in Determining President-Elect

WASHINGTON—Subcommittee on Government Operations Ranking Member Jody Hice (R-Ga.) today wrote Emily Murphy, Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), correcting Democrats’ misrepresentation of the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 and calling on GSA to adhere to the Constitution when ascertaining a President-Elect. “Contrary to complaints issued by House Oversight Democrats, the General Services Administration has followed the letter of the law. State governments ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...