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.
Federal agencies are forfeiting billions of dollars by failing to implement the recommendations of their inspectors general, according to a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report.
Federal, state, and local governments need to better prepare for natural disasters, Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said today at the unveiling of the Government Accountability Office’s High-Risk Series report.
The two top legislators on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are demanding to know why federal agencies have failed to improve their transparency regulations.