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  • FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday, April 9, 2014,  to refer Lerner to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy. On Thursday, the House Oversight Committee and its tenacious chairman, Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has scheduled a vote on whether to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress for not responding to questions at two Oversight hearings. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Contempt: Oversight committee votes to cite IRS's Lerner

    The House Oversight Committee voted along party lines Thursday to cite Lois G. Lerner for contempt of Congress, rejecting Democrats’ comparisons to McCarthy-style tactics in the 1950s and saying Congress has a right to get information about Ms. Lerner’s role in the IRS’s tea-party targeting scandal.

  • **FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Issa accuses law firm of meddling in congressional investigation

    The House's top investigator accused a prominent Washington law and lobbying firm of trying to meddle with Congress's investigation into transparency when one of the company's lobbyists pleaded that lawmakers not ask their client any questions at a hearing Tuesday.

  • ** FILE ** In this April 8, 2013, file photo U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew listens to a question during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo File)

    House subpoenas Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew for IRS documents

    House Republicans on Friday accused Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew of obstructing their investigation into the IRS's targeting of tea party and conservative groups, and issued subpoenas for more agency documents.

  • **FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 15, 2013. (Associated Press)

    GOP subpoenas Benghazi 'talking points' documents

    House Republicans' chief investigator issued a subpoena Tuesday for State Department documents he said would shed light on how the administration wrote the "talking points" that were used to give a wrong impression of last year's terrorist attack in Benghazi.

  •  ** FILE ** Thomas R. Pickering (Associated Press)

    Pickering complies with House request for Benghazi interview

    The career diplomat who led the internal State Department probe into the Benghazi terrorist attacks has agreed to a private, transcribed interview with investigators from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which had issued a subpoena after his initial resistance.

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