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Republicans plan to slam latest Biden union assist in Thursday oversight hearing

House Republicans are preparing to scrutinize President Biden’s executive order on the use of “project labor agreements” that critics call a “radical departure” from typical competitive contracting processes. According to the Ministry of Labor, a project labor agreement (PLA) is a pre-employment collective bargaining agreement negotiated between a labor union and a construction contractor to […]

House Oversight Committee demands group behind anti-Israel student encampments reveal funding for ‘pro-Hamas propaganda’

WASHINGTON – House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Tuesday demanded that the leadership of the American Muslim Association for Palestine (AMP) turn over any information related to its “pro-Hamas propaganda and funding of illegal camps” at universities across the country. In his letter, Rep. Comer (R-KY) asked AMP Executive Director Osama Abu-Irshaid to provide […]

Hearing On Oversight of FDIC’s Failed Leadership, Toxic Workplace Culture

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Grunberg testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on May 16, 2024 (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) Taylor Tinsley of OANWednesday, June 12, 2024 6:07 PM The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the toxic workplace […]

Give Congress the data it needs for stronger lawmaking and oversight

The Supreme Court last month agreed to hear a case to decide whether a minority of lawmakers can sue federal agencies to see their records if there aren’t enough votes to issue a subpoena. Congress is constantly battling the executive branch over access to information, but that friction will come to a head this summer […]

EXCLUSIVE: House Oversight Chair Probes IRS On Potentially Illegal ESG Practices

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer sent a letter Thursday to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel, inquiring about how how environmental, social and governance (ESG) actions by retirement plan administrators violate the IRS Internal Revenue Code (IRC). The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the letter, in which Comer requests information about state pension fund […]

OpenAI creates oversight committee with Sam Altman after dissolving safety team

AI startup OpenAI has formed a safety and security committee led by its board of directors, including CEO Sam Altman, as it begins training its next generation of artificial intelligence models, the company announced on Tuesday. OpenAI announced in a company blog post that board members Brett Taylor, Adam D’Angelo and Nicole Seligman will also […]

Garland mocks House Oversight Committee over raucous contempt hearing

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday sharply criticized the House Oversight Committee for its highly publicized embarrassment last week as it deliberated filing a contempt of Congress case against him. Asked Thursday if he watched last week’s Oversight Committee hearing, Garland joked, “I saw parts of that hearing on ‘Saturday Night Live.’” Republican Reps. Marjorie […]

NYC council introduces bill to increase oversight over mayoral picks for top jobs

Speaker Adrian Adams The bill was introduced on Thursday. The bill would significantly expand the City Council’s power over the city’s highest-ranking mayoral appointees, as the department is already sparring with lawmakers over one of the few positions it can veto. The new bill would add 20 secretary-level positions subject to a confirmation process, including […]

Fani Willis suggests creation of Georgia prosecutorial oversight panel is racially motivated

Embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis suggested Monday that the creation of a new prosecutorial oversight board in Georgia is racially motivated. “Georgia has never had a prosecutorial oversight board,” Willis told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow when asked about the state Senate’s special committee investigation. “All of a sudden, 14 minorities were elected district […]