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In the Hot Seat: Disappearing IRS e-mails


Former IRS official Lois Lerner appears on Capitol Hill during a March 5 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. (Lauren Victoria Burke/AP)

The Senate and the House are in session this week, and then out next week for the Fourth of July holiday. Among the lingering issues they’ll deal with — other than slogging through the appropriations process — is the disappeared e-mails of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner (more on that here). Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has two hearings scheduled on that and then turns his attention to management issues that have plagued the Environmental Protection Agency.

SENATE

Wednesday June 25

Who: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Where: Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Why: Financial Stability Oversight Council report.

HOUSE

Monday June 23

Who: IRS official John Koskinen Where: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Why: Lois Lerner e-mails.

Tuesday June 24

Who: White House Counsel Jennifer O’Connor. Where: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Why: Lois Lerner e-mails.

Who: Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate. Where: House Homeland Security Committee. Why: Children crossing the U.S. border.

Who: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Where: House Financial Services Committee. Why: Financial Stability Oversight Council report.

Wednesday June 25

Who: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Where: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Why: EPA management oversight.

(Correction: An earlier version incorrectly said Lois Lerner was testifying at Monday’s Oversight hearing.)

Colby Itkowitz is the lead anchor of the Inspired Life blog. She previously covered the quirks of national politics and the federal government.

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