Oversight

Will Congress Pull the Plug on Homeland Security’s Move to St. Elizabeths?

GAO blasts department and GSA for lapsed schedule and cost overruns.

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Bill Forcing Border Patrol Agents to Work More and Earn Less Clears Senate

Law would save $100 million annually and has agency and union endorsement.

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Does Hillary Clinton Have Anything to Say?

The presumed presidential candidate's speeches are long on pablum and short on content.

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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized Republicans for leaving early.

Yes, the House Is Going Home Already. No, This Isn't Some Kind of Record.

The GOP House has actually worked for more days in 2014 than they have in most recent election years.

Play of the Day: What 'Boots on the Ground' Look Like

Stephen Colbert looks at America's latest commitment to the Middle East.

Congress Staves Off Government Shutdown…for Now

Bill sets up spending fight during lame-duck session.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

IRS Chief Rebuts Claim of Governmentwide Email Backup

House Republicans renew push to find more missing Lois Lerner emails.

Congress Heads Home After Exhausting Eight Days of Work

Congress is cutting its session short and returning to the campaign trail after voting on President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels.

Pentagon Signs Off on Plan for Striking ISIS in Syria

The Defense secretary says he approved the plan, but Obama has not yet agreed to it.

Who Is Saying What About American Troops 'On the Ground' in Iraq?

The trouble with being both firm and flexible when it comes to military intervention in Iraq.

Reps. Elijah Cummings, left, and Darrell Issa introduced the bill to expand IG authority.

Watchdogs Would Gain Subpoena Power Under House Bill

Oversight panel’s bipartisan approach would also speed up IG ethics probes.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he supports the measure but would like to reconsider it in a few months.

Senate Likely to Pass Bill Keeping Government Open

Measure is the beginning of a tougher conversation that will wait until after Election Day.

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