House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members approved the Federal Records Accountability Act, which mandates preservation of digital correspondence. The committee also passed the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act, which would establish a presidential committee to find and review outdated, burdensome, costly or obsolete regulations.
The new Congress has lots of new committee and subcomittee chairs. That’s especially true of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Its subcommittee on government operations has a new chairman with new priorities. On the Federal Drive, Rep. Mark Meadows (R, N.C.) spoke with Tom Temin and outlined what the subcommittee wants to achieve this session and where it plans to start.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) introduced a new bill to stop federal employees from using work computers to watch pornography.
Got a lot of time on your hands in your federal office? How about finding something to do rather than watching pornography, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Does the federal government hold members of the Senior Executive Service accountable for their actions? In part three of Federal News Radio’s special report, Fixing the SES, current and former senior executives respond candidly to the criticism.
The House Oversight Committee says yes to bills banning porn at federal agencies and making it easier for the public to request and receive government records.
Is the EPA turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and pornography in the in the office? Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee gave the impression that they thought so at a hearing Thursday.…
While the number of people in Congress calling for the OPM director to resign grows, the White House is voicing support for Katherine Archuleta. NTEU and NARFE have sent letters to OPM asking for more details on the second breach.
Second-term Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina lost his chairmanship of the Government Operations subcommittee, shortly after Speaker John Boehner expressed anger over rank-and-file Republicans voting against party-backed ”rules” that govern individual bills. Such votes traditionally divide along partisan lines and are seen as matters of party loyalty.
House GOP revokes punishment for North Carolina congressman who defied leaders on trade vote