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Government Reform Committee
Latest Government Reform Committee Items
Two weeks before news broke that the IRS had targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny of their tax-exempt applications, a moderate GOP organization received word it was being audited — a move its organizers said suggests the tax agency's scrutiny included non-tea party political groups.
The woman at the center of the IRS scandal refused to testify to Congress on Wednesday, but House Republicans said Lois Lerner botched her attempt to invoke her right against self-incrimination and said they likely will force her to come back and explain why the agency targeted conservative political groups.
The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was inappropriately scrutinizing conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status said Tuesday that he intentionally kept himself in the dark about those kinds of decisions because he thought, as a political appointee, he should keep his distance.
The Obama administration is trying to move beyond Benghazi, saying Monday that it has tightened security at diplomatic posts and created an official position to ensure "high-threat" missions are properly protected — but House Republicans are pressing on with investigations into the Sept. 11 attack.
House Republicans on Monday asked to interview retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering, the veteran diplomat who headed the State Department's probe into last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya, and Mr. Pickering said he would be happy to cooperate.
The White House surely rues the day that someone came up with the bright idea of blaming an obscure YouTube video for the "demonstrations" that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, appearing on Fox News on Saturday afternoon, promised that "explosive" congressional hearings over the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, are "coming quickly."
Two groups of retired military personnel on Monday called on the House to launch a Watergate-style investigation of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
The president says any cuts to the federal leviathan would harm women, children and maybe their puppies and kittens -- and so far he's been able to get away with this fib. Now, the government's own inspectors general are collectively saying: "Not so fast, Mr. President."