Oversight

FOIA Reform Draws Backing from Ex-Archives Ombudsman

Bill would codify powers of the office responsible for mediating disputes between requesters and agencies.

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Democrats to the Rescue: Congress Averts Shutdown for One More Week

Republicans could not muster support for the three-week bill and had to move a one-week measure instead.

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Republicans Scramble for DHS Votes, Without Democrats' Help

GOP pulls the No Child Left Behind bill from floor schedule as leaders put out fires on the DHS front.

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Ted Cruz Wants to Reform Federal Hiring

Lawmaker better known as the architect of the 2013 shutdown looks to add a hiring preference.

Nextgov

GAO: Pentagon's IT Planning is Too Sluggish

GAO's third examination of the Defense Department's major IT programs found some projects spent an average of five years, two months and $452 million before establishing cost and schedules.

"I find this shocking" that the IG could find the emails so quickly, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

How a Treasury Watchdog Found Long-Lost Lois Lerner Emails in Just Two Weeks

During evening hearing on the discovery, House members tangle over alleged ‘criminal’ acts and IG bias.

With Next Step Uncertain, Senate Approves Bill to Avoid DHS Shutdown

The House is working on an alternate three-week funding measure, and time is running out.

Hoyer Calls McCarthy a 'Coward' Over DHS Funding

Tensions build on House floor over GOP plan to move short-term bill to avert shutdown.

Play of the Day: The Plight of the Whistleblowers

The Daily Show looks at protections for feds who blow the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse.

House Speaker John Boehner

Boehner Has a Plan to Avoid a DHS Shutdown -- But It Might Not Pass

Republicans are going to kick the can down the road.

"I'm not interested in delay merely for the sake of delay," Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said.

Senate Conservatives Concede, Won't Delay DHS Bill

Passage of a "clean" measure expected before Friday deadline, though House prospects remain uncertain.

Rep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb.. introduced the "No Homeland Security, No Pay Act.".

Lawmakers Call for Shutdown Solidarity, Offer to Refuse Pay If DHS Closes

Democrats introduce bill to withhold congressional pay if Homeland Security shuts down.

Senators Launch Whistleblower Protection Caucus to Send Message

Grassley and Wyden cross the aisle to reinforce that those who report fraud or abuse “deserve praise, not hostility.”

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