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Rep Elijah Cummings to Probe ‘Waste, Fraud and Abuse’ in Trump Administration

Rep. Elijah Cummings, who is expected to become the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has vowed to “shine a light on waste, fraud and abuse” in the current administration, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Cummings, in a statement issued following his reelection as representative of Maryland’s 7th district, expressed his intention to “probe senior administration officials across the government who have abused their positions of power and wasted taxpayer money.”

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Report: House Democrats Use DoD Study to Question Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Request

House Democratic lawmakers have cited a Defense Department-backed study to question President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018 that would increase defense spending by $54 billion, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lawmakers who attended the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Tuesday discussed the Defense Business Board study, which claimed that …

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Full House Approves Bill Aimed to Strengthen GAO

By a 408-0 vote Monday night, the House approved legislation intended to give the Government Accountability Office more access to sensitive information in federal agencies and the ability to make copies of records. The GAO Improvement Act would also allow GAO to place witnesses under oath for some investigations, GovExec …

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Issa, Cummings Propose New FOIA Compliance Bill

The top two lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have proposed new legislation that would require the government build a single portal for handling Freedom of Information Act requests. Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) would also require agencies to post online documents that are …

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