Oversight

Census officials launch bid to win trust of immigrants

Leaders of the 2010 public relations effort stressed the need to demystify the census among hard-to-reach populations.

Oversight

Transparency for stimulus spending remains a work in progress

The first weekly reports submitted by agencies vary in level of detail; most only provide general information on how the money will be spent.

Oversight

Partisan spat has oversight panel leaders trying to hit the right notes

Republican says Democrats have double standards for pursuing claims of perjury.

Oversight

Union steps up campaign against outsourcing debt collection

Group is hoping to preserve language in the omnibus spending bill that would bar the IRS from hiring private collection agencies.

News

New oversight committee chairman mounts charm offensive

Rep. Edolphus Towns is working behind the scenes to strike a more bipartisan tone than his predecessor, Rep. Henry Waxman.

Oversight

Trouble brewing over final stimulus oversight language

Lawmaker objects to a yet-to-be-named recovery oversight board's authority to order inspectors general to conduct or refrain from pursuing investigations.

Oversight

GOP threatens legal action over Census oversight

Republican leadership urges President Obama to reverse decision to extend its jurisdiction to the agency.

Oversight

Obama shifts Census oversight, triggering angry protest by Republicans

The agency will remain in the Commerce Department, but report directly to the White House.

Oversight

New winds blow for whistleblower protection groups

Advocates are more optimistic they will be able to reach a compromise on legislative provisions, now that the Obama administration has taken office.

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