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    Conduct of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

    The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony, including video, from Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on his committee’s investigation into alleged targeting by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status in 2014. Representative Chaffetz was urging for the impeachment of the IRS commissioner. House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security Chair Ron DeSantis (R-FL) also testified. The committee invited Commissioner Koskinen to testify, but he did not appear and his written statement was not made part of the record.

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    D.C. Metro System Safety

    The heads of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Federal Transit Administration were among the witnesses at a hearing on safety and reliability issues that have beleaguered the operator of Washington, D.C.'s Metrorail system. They were asked about recent changes that have been made to Metro policies and procedures, and in particular the system’s plan to accelerate maintenance and upgrade projects over a year period ending in summer of 2017. Members of Congress from the Washington, D.C., area, Representatives Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), and John Delaney (D-MD), also testified.