Two House subcommittees joined forces for Republicans to hit what they consider to be abuses of “official time,” the system that allows government labor organization officials to engage in certain, but certainly not all, union-related activities while being paid by federal agencies.
GAO reports are welcome on the Hill because they give elected officials lots of information for their oversight of federal agencies. This year’s list is scheduled for release at House and Senate hearings on Wednesday.
A new Government Accountability Office report says suspension and expulsion rates for charters in Washington, D.C., are double the national rates and disproportionately high for black students and those with disabilities.
In procedural rules published in the Federal Register, the Energy Department said the regulation would be frozen from Jan. 31 until March 21 in keeping with President Trump’s “plan for managing the Federal regulatory process at the outset of the new Administration.”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he’ll use Congressional oversight powers to void legislation.
Jan 9, 2017
Columnist Joe Davidson writes the Federal Insider, which covers federal government accountability, service and workplace issues. In March 2016, the Insider replaced the Federal Diary, which had covered federal employees since 1932. Davidson previously was an assistant city editor at The Washington Post and a Washington and foreign correspondent with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered federal agencies and political campaigns.