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  • Agency Compliance with Congressional Requests
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    Agency Compliance with Congressional Requests

    The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing on federal agency compliance with congressional information requests. Subcommittee leaders talked about their…

  • NonProfit Organizations and Politics
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    Non-Profit Organizations and Politics

    The House Oversight Government Operations Subcommittee held a hearing on oversight of foundations and restrictions to their political activities, with a focus on the New York-based Clinton…

  • House Oversight Subcommittees Hold Hearing on Fetal Tissue Research Alternatives
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    Fetal Tissue Research Alternatives

    Two House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees held a hearing to consider alternatives to fetal tissue research. Researchers testified on cases where alternatives and fetal tissue…

  • Hearing Reviews Federal Union Workers Official Time Date Reporting
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    Federal Labor Union Workers

    A House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee considered possible reforms to how federal labor union employees report on the amount of time they are allowed under the law to spend “official time” engaged in…

  • Hearing Reviews 10YearOld Troubled Asset Relief Program TARP
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    States' Waste, Fraud and Abuse of TARP Funds

    Two House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees held a joint hearing to consider the 10-year old Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and it subsequent offshoot program, the Hardest Hit…

  • Hearing Focuses on Whistleblower Protections
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    Whistleblower Protections

    Justice Department and Office of Special Counsel officials as well as legal experts testified at a hearing on whistleblower protections. Witnesses discussed the benefits and shortcomings of…

  • WMATA Management Officials Testify on DC Metrorail Safety
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    Washington, D.C., Metrorail Safety

    Paul Wiedefeld, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) general manager, testified before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee to provide an update on DC…

  • Hearing Considers Inclusion of Social Media in Federal Background Checks
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    Social Media and Background Checks

    Federal officials testified at a hearing on the possibility of incorporating information from social media into the federal background check system. The federal government was scheduled to…

  • Hearing on Annual Taxpayer Advocate Report
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    Taxpayer Advocate Report

    Nina Olson and James Buttonow testified at a hearing on the National Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report to Congress. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson released the report to Congress on…

  • Hearing on DC Metrorail Safety
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    Washington, D.C., Metrorail Services and Safety

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority leaders and federal transportation safety officials testified at a hearing on safety concerns with the D.C. Metrorail system, and the recent…

  • Hearing on Border Security
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    National Security and Border Threats

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on national security threats at U.S. borders. Witnesses included Ronald Vitiello, the acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. Topics included immigration…

  • Oversight Hearing on Drug Control Policy
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    Drug Control Policy

    Michael Botticelli, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and other federal officials testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of ONDCP and the agency’s…

  • Oversight Hearing on the Worst Federal Jobs
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    Federal Agency Workforce Ratings

    The heads of various federal agencies testified at a hearing titled, “The Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government.” The witnesses, who represented agencies with the lowest rankings, provided…

  • Hearing on Misuse of GovernmentIssued Credit Cards
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    Government Credit Cards

    Witnesses representing several inspectors general testified on what was being done within their departments and agencies to identify and address the abuse of government-issued credit cards.…

  • Hearing on Marijuana Policy
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    Marijuana Policy

    Michael Botticelli testified on the Obama administration’s marijuana policy. The hearing occurred as a number of states had decriminalized or legalized marijuana possession, which were at odds with current…

  • Hearing on Marijuana Use and Transportation Policy
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    Marijuana and Transportation Safety

    Federal transportation and health officials testified on the risks of driving under the influence of marijuana, and changes to federal transportation policy if marijuana use were legalized. The hearing…

  • Marijuana Policy in the District of Columbia
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    Marijuana Policy

    Witnesses testified about the decriminalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia. The hearing focused on possible effects of doing so on local and federal prosecutions. Among they…

  • House Oversight Subcmte Looks at ID Theft  Tax Fraud
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    Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

    Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner…