Chaffetz blames White House memo for FOIA delays
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz charged Tuesday that President Barack Obama's White House is causing a a dramatic uptick in the backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests at government agencies.
Chaffetz wants to give agencies the power to fire feds who ‘knowingly violated’ rules
A powerful House lawmaker vowed Tuesday to remove barriers to firing federal employees who have admittedly broken the most serious of rules.
Shutting off the path to the federal trough
It’s Memorial Day, a solemn day recognizing America’s war dead. These are the people who literally gave all in service to our nation and in the fight for freedom — our fallen heroes.
The U.S. Spent $36 Million On This Afghanistan Military Base That Nobody Is Using
The Department of Defense approved the funds for the huge facility — even though generals on the ground deemed it unnecessary, a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction shows.
Congress Takes Step to Cut Taxpayer Funds for Ex-Presidents
Lawmakers from both parties unanimously passed a new bill in the House Oversight committee Tuesday that would cut some taxpayer funds to former presidents, The Washington Post reports.
Who Protects the Skies Over the Capitol?
A phalanx of Washington’s top security officials will explain to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday just how a gyrocopter was able to land next to the Capitol—and who is ultimately in charge of protecting congressional airspace.
Obama to Ask Agency Official to Step Down Amid Congressional Pressure
The White House is expected to ask the embattled chairman of the Chemical Safety Board to step down Wednesday, congressional sources tell CNN. Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso has been accused by members of Congress of malfeasance, hostility towards his staff and retaliation against whistleblowers. And an inspector general report found he used personal email to conduct government business, which contradicted his sworn congressional testimony.
Bill Allowing Uncle Sam to File Federal Tax Cheats Resurfaces
Federal employees and contractors who cheat on their taxes would be out of a job under two bills approved Wednesday by a House panel.
Secret Service Chief Didn’t Query Staff After Car Incident
Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy told a House panel Tuesday that he never asked his senior staff whether they withheld information about a breach of an active bomb investigation at the White House complex before it was ultimately reported to him five days after the March 4 incident.