Civil liberties advocates say the rules governing state "fusion centers" are unclear, and the centers have experienced mission creep.
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Legislation would give the watchdog agency authority to pursue civil action against federal agencies and to interview federal employees under oath.
Robert Shea administered Program Assessment Rating Tool, among other initiatives.
If Congress cannot find offsets elsewhere for the legislation, the White House said it also would consider a veto of the remaining 11 spending bills.
Many voters are taking a time-out from the presidential race. But they'll be back.
Inspector general's report says the company may have misrepresented itself.
Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has renewed charges that, as head of the agency's Federal Acquisition Service, Jim Williams helped the former administrator improperly pressure contracting officers.
Announcement comes as lawmakers fight to break an impasse on legislation to overhaul the patent system.
Government watchdog groups and three House Republicans already have asked Scott Bloch to quit.
A recent GAO report that found the government is owed $58 billion in payroll taxes fuel debate.