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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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Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Leave Congress in June

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) plans to vacate his congressional seat on June 30 after a nearly eight-year tenure. Chaffetz said in a statement published Thursday that he decided to resign to spend more time with his family. The lawmaker told reporters he plans to stay in Utah and that he …

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Joseph Clancy to Retire as Secret Service Director

U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy will retire by March 4 after a 29-year career at the agency, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Carol Leonnig writes Clancy confirmed Tuesday he plans to retire for good and move back to his house in Philadelphia. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Clancy’s resignation presents an opportunity for President …

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Democrats Ask Donald Trump to Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Bid

Democratic lawmakers have called on President-elect Donald Trump to rethink his proposal to freeze federal government hiring once he takes office next week, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Joe Davidson writes Trump included the hiring freeze plan in his agenda for his first 100 days in office in a bid …

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