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U.S. EMBASSY CONSTRUCTION OVER BUDGET, NOT MEETING DEADLINES

Committee finds State prioritizing aesthetics over security The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a staff report concluding the U.S. Department of State (Department) prioritizes architectural significance

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Oversight Report Reveals $83 Billion Collected Through Agency Fines and Penalties

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a Majority staff report titled, Restoring the Power of the Purse: Shining Light on Federal Agencies Billion Dollar Fines Collections. The report surveyed 34 agencies and found they collected over $83 billion in fines and penalties between 2010 and 2015, which were used to fund ...

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Oversight Committee Report Finds Politicizing of WOTUS Rulemaking

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a

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The Improper Payments and Elimination and Recovery Act: An Analysis of Five Years of Data

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled, The Improper Payments and Elimination and Recovery Act: An Analysis of Five Years of Data. Here’s a look at a few key figures.

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Findings from Interview Summaries of the FBI’s Investigation into Sec. Clinton’s Private E-Mail Server

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) released the following statement and summary findings after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released additional files related to its investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. “We find Under Secretary Kennedy’s actions extremely disturbing. Those who receive classified intelligence should not ...

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The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More than a Generation

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled, The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More than a Generation, chronicling the Committee’s year-long investigation ...

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Contempt Resolution for Administrative Official

Excerpts from the resolution: “The documents and communications covered by the subpoena are central to the Committee’s investigation of the controversial WOTUS rulemaking process. WOTUS expanded the Clean Water Act’s purview and raised enforcement concerns, as well as state sovereignty ...

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How Mismanagement and Political Interference Squandered $305 Million Federal Taxpayer Dollars

Committee Releases Investigative Report on Cover Oregon Refers matter for criminal investigation to DOJ and Oregon Attorney General Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled,

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Fast and Furious Documents Reveal DOJ’s Efforts to Obstruct Congressional Investigation

Background: The Fast and Furious operation was responsible for allowing approximately 2,000 firearms to illegally flow into the hands of criminals, including Mexican drug cartel associates. On December 14, 2010, Customs and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, a United States Marine, was killed while on patrol just miles from the Mexican border.  The firearms found at the scene were semi-automatic rifles that were ...

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Freedom of Information Act is Broken: A Report

KEY REPORT FINDINGS: The Executive Branch culture encourages an unlawful presumption in favor of secrecy when responding to FOIA requests. The administration is unaware that FOIA is systemically broken.  Agencies create and follow FOIA policies that appear to be designed to deter requesters from ...