Mark Meadows

  • House takes on TSP modernization with a bipartisan companion bill

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows introduced the TSP Modernization Act, which would give participants in the Thrift Savings Plan more options and flexibility to withdraw from their accounts. It’s a companion bill to the legislation Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio.) introduced in April.

  • Lawmakers rail against DoD’s efforts to reform IT management

    Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee say the Pentagon pulled $15 billion worth of spending on technology projects under the national security system umbrella leading to less transparency and a poor FITARA grade.

  • Education’s student aid office plagued by improper payments, should ‘strive for zero mistakes’

    Lawmakers gave the Education Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid a failing grade after reporting a combined $6 billion in improper payments, Agency officials said they are working toward better management and monitoring of student loan accounts.

  • Republicans gearing up for major changes to federal pay and benefits

    House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says civil service reform is coming. The committee heard proposals for possible changes to federal employees’ pay and benefits Thursday.

  • Federal pay debate heads back to Capitol Hill this week

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will examine a recent Congressional Budget Office report Thursday morning, which says government spends 17 percent more compensating its employees compared to the private sector.

  • Under new leadership, what’s the future of the House oversight committee?

    It’s unclear exactly when Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz will leave office, but his departure as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committees opens the door to a variety of new candidates, who have the opportunity to shift the committee’s focus back to issues of federal and financial management and government efficiency.

  • Kelly promises new DHS morale turnaround, leadership strategy

    Congress is once again examining the results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Lawmakers said they’re encouraged by the progress the Homeland Security Department has made, despite its continued last-place ranking.

  • Unreliable data sparks broader debate over official time at VA

    A recent Government Accountability Office report on the Veterans Affairs Department and its employees’ use of official time is renewing a debate among lawmakers: Does official time have a place within agency operations, and how much time is too much?

  • Postal reform legislation continues momentum with union support

    A long-awaited bill to reform the U.S. Postal Service’s troubled finances could have the momentum it needs to make it to President Donald Trump’s desk after four major postal unions voiced their support for the legislation at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Tuesday.

  • GOP lawmakers urge White House to clear up confusion over whistleblower protections

    Three prominent Republican lawmakers wrote to White House General Counsel Donald McGahn, asking that the Trump administration clear up any confusion that new agency communications directives may caused among federal employees about their whistleblower protection rights.