Tag Archives: House Oversight Committee

Rep. Katie Porter Presents Bill to Address Acting Official Loopholes

Katie Porter

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., has introduced a bill that aims to regulate the authority of federal officials who are holding their roles on an acting basis. The Accountability for Acting Officials Act aims to define the requirements and limits of acting-basis officials who have not yet received Senate confirmation for the role, Porter's office said Friday.

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Report: Rep. Trey Gowdy to Chair House Oversight Committee

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) has been appointed to succeed Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) as chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, The Hill reported Thursday. Gowdy, a former prosecutor, is known for leading a House select panel that investigated terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. …

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House Panel Releases Proposed FISMA Update Bill

The House Oversight Committee has released the latest version of a federal cybersecurity bill, Federal News Radio reports. The bill updates the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, according to a statement on the committee’s website. FISMA aims to improve on information technology systems framework, security oversight, and regular …

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