House Oversight and Reform Committee

  • The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed two bills on Wednesday that prohibit a person with \"seriously delinquent tax debt\" from being a federal employee or contractor.

    April 13, 2011
  • The Postal Service will save more than $3 billion over the next several years under a labor agreement it negotiated with one of its largest unions, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will tell Congress Tuesday. House lawmakers have called a hearing to examine the deal with the American Postal Workers Union and other USPS workforce issues.

    April 04, 2011
  • Congressman Stephen Lynch\'s bill would require openness of contracts and stricter guidelines when it comes to agreements with Pharmacy Benefit Managers.

    March 17, 2011
  • Director John Berry pushes back against claims from members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that federal employees are overpaid. Rep. Issa called the pay freeze a \"farce\" and wants step-increases frozen for this year. Berry and Democrat lawmakers continue to make the case that feds deserve their salaries.

    March 09, 2011
  • \"Are Federal Workers Underpaid?\" That question is being asked at a hearing today looking at future pay options for federal workers. Rep. Dennis Ross, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee gives us a preview

    March 09, 2011
  • Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.

    March 09, 2011
  • Rep. Issa and other Republicans criticize the administration for not testifying on GAO report on duplicative programs. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee promises quarterly hearings on how agencies are chipping away at the widespread overlap.

    March 04, 2011
  • Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said he\'s ready to announce more RIFs and without legislative help USPS will face insolvency this year. Sen. Susan Collins introduced a bill to help solve some of the challenges the Postal Services faces.

    March 03, 2011
  • A financial accounting task force said the government\'s accounts are too hard to understand and are misleading. A House Oversight subcommittee held the first of a series of hearings on making agency spending data more transparent and more user-friendly.

    February 17, 2011
  • GAO\'s biannual list includes 30 programs that are in trouble. House and Senate members promise to focus more of their attention on the initiatives most at risk. Members plan to use the model that worked for DoD and personnel security clearances in other problematic areas.

    February 17, 2011
  • House oversight subcommittee will kick off the financial management agenda next week.

    February 14, 2011
  • Democratic ranking members of the Oversight subcommitees were announced Thursday.

    January 20, 2011
  • Experts and lawmakers say the proof will be in the OIRA guidance to agencies in how impactful these reforms will be. Agencies must submit plans to OIRA in 120 days about how they will review existing regulations to ensure they are still relevant. Agencies will have to determine a cost-benefit analysis on existing rules.

    January 19, 2011
  • Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, announced subcommittee leadership positions today. Freshmen and veterans alike will hold gavels in the 112th Congress.

    January 18, 2011