House Oversight Committee

  • Department of State Jan 2

    As K-9 Deaths Climb Overseas, State Department Halts Sending New Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

    Many K-9s deployed overseas as part of a State Department program intended to help partner countries detect and prevent terror attacks suffer or die from neglect by their foreign handlers, according to a report from the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General.

  • Ukraine Nov 19, 2019

    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Declined Offer to Become Ukrainian Defense Minister

    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified before lawmakers on Tuesday that he had turned down repeated offers from Ukraine to work as the country’s Defense Minister, saying that “the whole notion is rather comical.”

  • Ukraine Nov 19, 2019

    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Declined Offer to Become Ukrainian Defense Minister

    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified before lawmakers on Tuesday that he had turned down repeated offers from Ukraine to work as the country’s Defense Minister, saying that “the whole notion is rather comical.”

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    Hot, Crowded and Secret Room Now Part of Impeachment Lore

    It’s “excruciating.” It smells like a “locker room.” And what happens there is supposed to stay there. When history is written about President Donald Trump’s presidency, a key chapter in the House’s drive to impeach him will be set in a spy-proof bunker tucked beneath a spiral staircase just to the east of the U.S. Capitol. There, three House committees...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Trump Wages Coast-to-Coast Legal Battle to Keep Tax Returns Hidden

    The effort to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns is heating up as the president and his administration battle coast to coast to prevent them from falling into hostile hands and potentially being made public, NBC News reports. In New York, the president seeks to prevent Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance from obtaining his tax information as part of an...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Trump Wages Coast-to-Coast Legal Battle to Keep Tax Returns Hidden

    The effort to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns is heating up as the president and his administration battle coast to coast to prevent them from falling into hostile hands and potentially being made public, NBC News reports. In New York, the president seeks to prevent Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance from obtaining his tax information as part of an...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Trump Wages Coast-to-Coast Legal Battle to Keep Tax Returns Hidden

    The effort to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns is heating up as the president and his administration battle coast to coast to prevent them from falling into hostile hands and potentially being made public, NBC News reports. In New York, the president seeks to prevent Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance from obtaining his tax information as part of an...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Trump Wages Coast-to-Coast Legal Battle to Keep Tax Returns Hidden

    The effort to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns is heating up as the president and his administration battle coast to coast to prevent them from falling into hostile hands and potentially being made public, NBC News reports. In New York, the president seeks to prevent Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance from obtaining his tax information as part of an...

  • California Oct 27, 2019

    Rep. Katie Hill Announces Resignation With ‘Broken Heart’

    Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill of California has resigned amid an ethics probe and revelations of an affair with a campaign staffer. In a statement Sunday, the 32-year-old freshman from the Los Angeles area says leaving the House is best for her constituents, community and country.

  • California Oct 24, 2019

    Ethics Panel Opens Investigation of Rep. Katie Hill

    The House Ethics Committee Wednesday opened an investigation into Rep. Katie Hill after a conservative website published unsubstantiated accusations that she had an improper relationship with a staffer. The bipartisan leadership of the Ethics panel announced the probe of the freshman California Democrat, noting “public allegations” that Hill “may have engaged in a sexual relationship with an individual on her...

  • California Oct 22, 2019

    Congresswoman: Police Investigating Intimate Photo Release

    A member of Congress says she’s asked for an investigation into intimate photos she says were posted online without her consent. California Democrat Katie Hill said U.S. Capitol Police are “investigating the situation and potential legal violations of those who posted and distributed the photos.” She said the photos included her and “another individual” and declined further comment.

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat and House Oversight Chairman, Dies at 68

    Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68. Cummings was a formidable orator who advocated for the poor in his black-majority district ,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    ’Congress Has Lost a Champion’: Capitol Hill Pays Tribute to Rep. Elijah Cummings

    The death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings early Thursday has made a widow of Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and left Capitol Hill and beyond mourning the loss of the veteran lawmaker and civil rights advocate. His wife, who chairs Maryland’s Democratic Party, released a statement calling her husband “an honorable man who proudly served his district and the nation with dignity,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Chairman, Dies at 68

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, has died at 68, according to his office. A Maryland congressman since 1996, Cummings was the first black House speaker pro tem and a frequent, outspoken critic of President Donald Trump during his tenure as a lawmaker.

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2019

    Trump Calls Rep. Elijah Cummings ‘Racist’ as Dems Denounce Attacks

    Upping a feud with an influential black lawmaker, President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed Rep. Elijah Cummings as a “racist” over the “rodent-infested mess” in his district while White House aides sought to downplay his comments as frustration over Democrats’ unrelenting investigations. In a series of tweets, Trump insisted that his comments Saturday referring to Cummings’ majority-black district as a...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2019

    Trump Attacks Majority-Black Baltimore District, Rep. Elijah Cummings

    President Donald Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions. Trump lashed out in tweets against Rep. Elijah Cummings, the powerful House Oversight Committee chairman, claiming his Baltimore-area district is “considered the worst run...

  • Donald Trump Jul 25, 2019

    House Dems Back Subpoenas for Ivanka, Jared Private Emails

    The House Oversight Committee voted along party lines Thursday to authorize subpoenas for personal emails and texts used for official business by top White House aides, including Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel’s chairman, said the committee has obtained “direct evidence” that the president’s daughter, Kushner and other top aides were using...

  • Facebook Jul 19, 2019

    Homeland Security Chief: Family Border Separations Are Down

    A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer’s zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said fewer than 1,000 children have been separated from families out of 450,000 family groups that have crossed the border since October. He...

  • Donald Trump Jul 3, 2019

    Justice Department Inspector General to Investigate Decision to Cancel FBI Relocation

    The U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General will launch an investigation into President Donald Trump administration’s decision to cancel the relocation of FBI headquarters.

  • Donald Trump Jun 26, 2019

    House Oversight Committee Votes to Subpoena Kellyanne Conway Over Hatch Act Violations

    The House Oversight Committee voted Wednesday to authorize a subpoena for presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway after the White House blocked her testimony on alleged violations of a federal law that limits political activity by government workers. Conway’s refusal to appear before the committee prompted Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, the panel’s chairman, to call for a vote on a subpoena. “Here,...

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