Top members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said a lobbyist attempted to stop them from questioning a witness Tuesday.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, believes the investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative nonprofits is done and his efforts to halt the investigation are drawing attention away from evidence, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Lawmakers began the public debate Sunday on the NSA surveillance programs, staking out positions on whether the data monitoring programs are an overreach of power or a necessary protection, or somewhere in between.
One of the nation’s most powerful Democrats has joined Republicans in demanding that President Barack Obama’s labor nominee Tom Perez comply with an Oversight Committee investigation into allegations that he dodged transparency laws.
The Department of Homeland Security spent millions of dollars on a pilot program for a biometric identification system that ultimately failed to provide meaningful data, a congressional hearing on Thursday morning revealed.
State Department whistleblowers contradicted statements from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top officials and testified about internal State Department efforts to obstruct congressional inquiries into the attack during a congressional hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi.
Some banks used a federal program intended to increase lending to small businesses to circumvent restrictions placed on them by the federal economic bailout, a congressional hearing Wednesday morning revealed.
Lawmakers and government transparency experts criticized the Obama administration’s openness at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on Wednesday morning.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders unveiled a bill Tuesday they say will strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), ranking member, released a draft discussion version of the bill.