Accountability > Oversight | Veterans

We haven’t forgotten about the VA

Communications • October 9, 2014

Earlier this year, watchdogs in the Department of Veterans Affairs health agency found long wait times and dishonest management.  House Republicans responded swiftly, passing H.R. 4810, the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014, and took time to listen to problems and stories from veterans around the country. Yet there is still a lot of work to be done to …

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What they are saying about the Benghazi Select Committee’s first public hearing

Communications • September 18, 2014

Yesterday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi held their first public hearing.  Two years after the terrorist attacks on the American Embassy in Benghazi,  Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was tasked with finding out the facts from the day four Americans were killed. And here’s the readout: Trey Gowdy’s Unexpected Benghazi Twist “This is exactly what congressional oversight should …

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Empowerment > Accountability | Oversight

President Obama’s Got “No New Friends”

Communications • August 21, 2014

President Obama has earned a reputation of not playing well with others. And while House Republicans have long been vocally frustrated – now even Senate Democrats are speaking out about their inability to work with President Obama. In a recent New York Times article, several Senate Democrats – including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) – …

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Accountability > Accountability | IRS | Oversight

You’ll want to read these IRS headlines twice

Communications • August 15, 2014

These articles are probably going to cause you to take a double-take: “IRS Failed to Do Background Checks on Contractors” “The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator said …

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Accountability > Oversight

Protecting the American People from Executive Overreach

Communications • July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H. Res. 676, which provides the House with the authority to initiate litigation to hold the President accountable for executive overreach: “Our Founding Fathers thoughtfully and purposefully built a government on a system of checks …

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House versus Senate – by the numbers.

Communications • July 17, 2014

By the time you read this, the graphic above may need to be updated. That’s because the House continues to address the priorities of the American people. Below are four bills the House passed this week and what they mean for you: 1. H.R. 5016 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015. This is the 7th …

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Accountability > Oversight | Regulation

10 things to keep the IRS in check

Communications • July 16, 2014

One of the government’s most powerful agencies has recently proven to be one of the  most incompetent and corrupt as well. That’s right, we’re talking about everyone’s favorite – the IRS.  So this week, House Republicans addressed the agency’s misconduct through the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 5016). Here are 10 things H.R. 5016 will do to …

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Accountability > Accountability | Oversight

VIDEO: But wait, there’s more…

Communications • July 15, 2014

“Dealing with the federal government is not always high tech, and it’s not always user friendly.” — President Barack Obama, July 8, 2013 You can say that again. From the disastrous rollout of to vanishing emails at the IRS and the EPA, this entire Administration is riddled with glitches. But wait, there’s more: on …

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Accountability > Oversight

Rep. Marchant: The time for excuses has long passed – Americans deserve real answers from the IRS

Communications • July 11, 2014

Rep. Kenny Marchant represents the 24th Congressional District of Texas. He sits on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight and last month heard from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about lost emails central to the committee’s investigation on the targeting of conservative groups. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) holds immense power to invade and …

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Accountability > Oversight

Rep. Huizenga: Reining in the President’s overreach

Communications • July 3, 2014

Checks and balances. The Separation of powers. These are concepts that most fifth graders could explain.

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