Henry Chao, who supervised construction of the flawed U.S. health insurance website, was privately interviewed yesterday for more than nine hours by congressional investigators, two people with knowledge of the event said.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa sent a subpoena for U.S. Internal Revenue Service documents to the Treasury secretary, saying he thinks the agency’s chief counsel’s office is “compromised.”
U.S. Representative Darrell Issa , in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt ,” airing this weekend, accused President Barack Obama of “playing faster and looser” with the rules than former Republican President George W. Bush. Issa, a California Republican, is poised to be chairman of the House Oversight Committee if his party wins a majority in the House in the Nov. 2 election.
A U.S. House committee chairman said the Internal Revenue Service official who refused to answer his panel’s questions today about her involvement in scrutinizing small-government groups may have waived her right to avoid testimony and might have to return.
Federal Housing Administration officials urged a contractor not to publish an analysis showing the government mortgage insurer could face a $115 billion shortfall, according to a letter from a U.S. lawmaker.
Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman’s self-portrait of an executive intentionally distanced from political controversy will be tested today by House Republicans eager to uncover details about the tax agency’s scrutiny of small-government groups.
The tougher scrutiny given to Tea Party groups by the Internal Revenue Service was “coordinated in all likelihood” from Washington, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee alleged, bolstering his case with excerpts of interviews with agency employees.
Republican Representative Darrell Issa has many questions he wants President Barack Obama’s administration to answer: Why wasn’t more security outside the Benghazi consulate? Is the White House encouraging federal contractors to flout the law by not sending pre-election layoff warnings to workers who may lose their jobs to spending cuts?