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House Democrats offer resolution to scold Issa over 'offensive' behavior

House Democrats offer resolution to scold Issa over 'offensive' behavior

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- House Democrats offered a resolution on the floor Thursday to condemn Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., for his "offensive" behavior towards Rep. Elijah Cummings
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Dems: Issa missed chance to cite Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress

Dems: Issa missed chance to cite Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- House Oversight Committee head Darrell Issa, R-Calif., blew a chance to hold ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress last week, an analysis said.
Issa apologizes to Cummings for cutting off mic during hearing

Issa apologizes to Cummings for cutting off mic during hearing

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., apologized to Elijah Cummings, D-Md., for cutting him off during a hearing on alleged IRS abuses.
House tables CBC resolution condemning Issa for committee actions

House tables CBC resolution condemning Issa for committee actions

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday rejected a resolution condemning Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., for shutting down a committee hearing without letting any Democrat speak.
Cummings to Issa: 'One-side investigation ... un-American'

Cummings to Issa: 'One-side investigation ... un-American'

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., rapped Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Wednesday, calling his "one-sided investigation" into the IRS "un-American."
Elijah Cummings loses it when Darrell Issa cuts off his mic at hearing

Elijah Cummings loses it when Darrell Issa cuts off his mic at hearing

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- A congressional hearing turned into a verbal slugging match when Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa cut off the mic of Ranking Member Elijah Cummings.
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IRS official Lois Lerner refuses to testify

IRS official Lois Lerner refuses to testify

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth, refusing to testify before a House committee investigating what they say was a deliberate attempt to limit GOP donors' influence.
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House passes bill to ease Freedom of Information Act requests

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would ease Freedom of Information Act requests and speed up response times.

House bill mandates notification of breach of health information

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Legislation to require the government to notify people when their personal information on the HealthCare.gov website is breached was passed Friday by the House.
House panel report critical of Obamacare navigators

House panel report critical of Obamacare navigators

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A Republican-led U.S. House panel accused Affordable Care Act navigators of errors and risking privacy, but the ranking Democrat called it more obstruction.

Cummings demands Issa withdraw subpoena of White House tech guru

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A House panel's ranking Democrat demanded its Republican chairman pull a subpoena of an official working to fix the U.S. government's health insurance website.

AIG chief: Lynching comment 'poor choice of words'

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- AIG's chief said he made a "poor choice of words" when he equated criticism of bonuses at the bailed-out U.S. insurer with the lynching of blacks in the South.
Issa requests IRS official's personal emails

Issa requests IRS official's personal emails

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans investigating Internal Revenue Service handling of applications for tax-exempt status asked an IRS official turn over personal emails.

Suspicious substance found on door of Rep. Cummings' office

BALTIMORE, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating a suspicious substance found at the Baltimore office of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., a fire department spokesman said Wednesday.

Issa accuses IRS acting director of obstruction

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa Tuesday accused the acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner of obstructing an investigation into alleged partisan favoritism.

Issa, Cummings clash again on IRS scrutiny

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Top members of a U.S. congressional committee investigating IRS scrutiny of political groups clashed Thursday on the White House's role, if any, in the matter.
Postmaster general plea: End Saturday letter delivery

Postmaster general plea: End Saturday letter delivery

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The head of the fiscally strained U.S. Postal Service appealed to lawmakers to let it end Saturday delivery of letters and magazines to save $2 billion a year.
IRS watchdog called back to House committee

IRS watchdog called back to House committee

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- House Democrats say the U.S. Treasury Department official who investigated the IRS omitted material in the report Republicans used to attack on the White House.

Cummings: Treasury official held back information on IRS scrutiny

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- A congressional Democrat said a U.S. Treasury Department official withheld information from Congress on Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of political groups.
Second IRS official invokes Fifth Amendment before House panel

Second IRS official invokes Fifth Amendment before House panel

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- A second IRS employee invoked the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Wednesday in an appearance before the U.S. House oversight committee.

Cummings, Issa exchange sharp words on IRS scandal

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings said Rep. Darrell Issa makes Internal Revenue Service targeting-scandal claims without facts and Issa called Cummings "reckless."
State Department deputy recalls Benghazi attack for House committee

State Department deputy recalls Benghazi attack for House committee

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya fought for composure as he recalled the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi to a House panel Wednesday.

House denies pay hikes to federal workers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The House on Friday voted to freeze pay for federal workers in a swipe at President Obama's executive order in December granting the raises, officials said.
USPS rescue plan

USPS rescue plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Congress could come up with a compromise to put the U.S. Postal Service on solid footing by the end of March, a lawmaker said Wednesday.

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