Tag Archives: Rep. Jason Chaffetz

House oversight chairman moves to censure IRS chief, strip pension

The chairman of the top House investigative panel introduced a measure Wednesday to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen — and remove him from office without a pension — in the latest bid by Republicans to pressure him into being more cooperative in their probe of the 2013 IRS targeting scandal.

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Republicans hammer EPA official over Flint water crisis

A top EPA official came under heavy fire Tuesday when Republicans at a congressional hearing accused the agency of failing to protect Flint, Michigan from their water being poisoned by lead.

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Ryan to run for House speaker if he gets full party support

Tuesday Rep. Paul Ryan told House Republicans he would run for speaker if he gets broad support from all wings of the party and gave colleagues until Friday to express their views. A statement released by his spokesman, Brendan Buck, said Ryan “discussed what’s necessary, in his view, for the next speaker to be successful” at the closed-door meeting.

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Lawmakers Angry Over Secret Service Targeting of Chaffetz

The apparently deliberate leaking of a lawmaker’s private application to the Secret Service in order to stymie his probe of the agency is rocketing through Capitol Hill, shaking up lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

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Immigration worker union warns ‘serious threat’ of ISIS entering US

On Thursday, the union representing America’s immigration caseworkers warned of the “real and serious threat” that Islamic State terrorists could gain entry to the United States, either by slipping through the southern U.S. border or exploiting “loose and lax” visa policies.

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