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114th Congress   }                                       {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                       {     114-909
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                               ACTIVITIES

                                 of the

                    HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND

                           GOVERNMENT REFORM

                    ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

                            JANUARY 3, 2017

                  (Pursuant to House Rule XI, 1(d)(1))

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              COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM

                     JASON CHAFFETZ, Utah, Chairman
JOHN L. MICA, Florida                ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS, Maryland
MICHAEL R. TURNER, Ohio              CAROLYN B. MALONEY, New York
JOHN J. DUNCAN, Jr., Tennessee       ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON, District of 
JIM JORDAN, Ohio                         Columbia
TIM WALBERG, Michigan                WM. LACY CLAY, Missouri
JUSTIN AMASH, Michigan               STEPHEN F. LYNCH, Massachusetts
PAUL A. GOSAR, Arizona               JIM COOPER, Tennessee
SCOTT DesJARLAIS, Tennessee          GERALD E. CONNOLLY, Virginia
TREY GOWDY, South Carolina           TAMMY DUCKWORTH, Illinois
BLAKE FARENTHOLD, Texas              ROBIN L. KELLY, Illinois
CYNTHIA M. LUMMIS, Wyoming           BRENDA L. LAWRENCE, Michigan
THOMAS MASSIE, Kentucky              TED LIEU, California
MARK MEADOWS, North Carolina         BONNIE WATSON COLEMAN, New Jersey
RON DeSANTIS, Florida                STACEY E. PLASKETT, Virgin Islands
MICK MULVANEY, South Carolina        MARK DeSAULNIER, California
KEN BUCK, Colorado                   BRENDAN F. BOYLE, Pennsylvania
MARK WALKER, North Carolina          PETER WELCH, Vermont
ROD BLUM, Iowa                       MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM, New Mexico
JODY B. HICE, Georgia
STEVE RUSSELL, Oklahoma
EARL L. ``BUDDY'' CARTER, Georgia
GLENN GROTHMAN, Wisconsin
WILL HURD, Texas
GARY J. PALMER, Alabama
                   Jennifer Hemingway, Staff Director
                     Andrew Dockham, Chief Counsel
                    Kathleen Loden, Parliamentarian
                 David Rapallo, Minority Staff Director
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                  House of Representatives,
      Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,
                                   Washington, DC, January 2, 2017.
Hon. Paul D. Ryan,
Speaker, House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker: In accordance with Rule XI(1)(d)(1) of 
the Rules of the House of Representatives, I respectfully 
submit the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's 
activities report for the 114th Congress.
            Sincerely,
                                            Jason Chaffetz,
                                                          Chairman.
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                Union Calendar No. 720
114th Congress   }                                       {      Report
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  ACTIVITIES OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM

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January 3, 2017.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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 Mr. Chaffetz, from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

    During the 114th Congress, the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform continued the work that began in previous 
congresses--to conduct the meaningful oversight of the 
Executive Branch, and offer substantive reform proposals to 
save taxpayer money and improve the efficiency and 
effectiveness of the federal government.
    In its efforts to highlight the federal government's waste, 
fraud, mismanagement, and malfeasance, the Committee and its 
Subcommittees held 179 hearings, conducted 75 transcribed 
interviews and depositions, issued 14 investigative reports, 
sent hundreds of bipartisan letters to federal agencies and 
recipients of federal funding requesting documents and 
information, and reviewed several million documents produced to 
the Committee in response to requests and subpoenas.
    Pursuant to House Rule XI, this report contains a detailed 
list of legislative and oversight activities, as well as 
summaries of actions taken with respect to the Committee's 
adopted oversight plan, additional oversight and investigation 
activities, and hearings held on items in the Government 
Accountability Office's biannual High Risk list or the federal 
government's financial statements.

                       I. Legislative Activities


                         BILLS ENACTED INTO LAW

    H.R. 313, Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) on 1/13/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 1/27/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
180); passed House on 9/28/2015 (under suspension by voice 
vote); passed Senate on 10/26/2015 (UC); became P.L. 114-75 on 
11/5/2015.
    H.R. 757, North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act 
of 2016. Introduced by Rep. Edward Royce (R-CA) on 2/5/2015; 
passed House on 1/12/2016 (under suspension by record vote of 
418-2); passed Senate on 2/10/2016 (by record vote of 96-0); 
passed House with Senate amendment on 2/12/2016 (under 
suspension by record vote of 408-2); became P.L. 114-122 on 2/
18/2016.
    *Committee on Foreign Affairs lead
    H.R. 1150, Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom 
Act. Introduced by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ) on 2/27/2015; 
passed House on 5/16/2016 (under suspension by voice vote); 
passed Senate on 12/10/2016 (UC); passed House with Senate 
amendment on 12/13/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-281 on 12/16/
2016.
    *Committee on Foreign Affairs lead
    H.R. 1428, Judicial Redress Act of 2015. Introduced by Rep. 
James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) on 3/18/2015; passed House on 10/20/
2015 (under suspension by voice vote); passed Senate on 2/9/
2016 (UC); passed House with Senate amendment on 2/10/2016 
(UC); became P.L. 114-126 on 2/24/2016.
    *Committee on the Judiciary lead
    H.R. 1531, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) on 3/23/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 3/25/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
182); passed House on 7/7/2015 (under suspension by voice 
vote); passed Senate on 8/5/2015 (UC); became P.L. 114-47 on 8/
7/2015.
    H.R. 1831, Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 
2016. Introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on 4/16/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 5/19/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
211); passed House on 7/27/2015 (under suspension by voice 
vote); passed Senate on 3/16/2016 (UC); passed House with 
Senate amendment on 3/17/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-140 on 3/
30/2016.
    H.R. 2252, To clarify the effective date of certain 
provisions of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014, 
and for other purposes. Introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) on 
5/12/2015; passed House on 5/14/2015 (UC); passed Senate on 5/
19/2015 (UC); became P.L. 114-13 on 5/19/2015.
    H.R. 2615, Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial 
Commission Act. Introduced by Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) on 6/
2/2015; ordered reported by Committee on 3/1/2016 by UC (H. 
Rept. 114-486); passed House on 4/26/2016 (under suspension by 
voice vote); passed Senate on 9/20/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-
224 on 9/29/2016.
    H.R. 2908, National Bison Legacy Act. Introduced by Rep. 
William Lacy Clay (D-MO) on 6/25/2015; ordered reported by 
Committee on 3/1/2016 by UC (H. Rept. 114-483); passed House on 
4/26/2016 (under suspension by voice vote); passed Senate on 4/
28/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-152 on 5/9/2016.
    H.R. 3116, Quarterly Financial Report Reauthorization Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) on 7/20/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 7/23/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
237); passed House on 9/24/2015 (under suspension by voice 
vote); passed Senate on 10/6/2015 (UC); passed House with 
Senate amendment on 10/21/2015 (UC); became P.L. 114-72 on 10/
22/2015.
    H.R. 4419, District of Columbia Judicial Financial 
Transparency Act. Introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-
DC) on 2/1/2016; ordered reported by Committee on 7/12/2016 by 
voice vote (H. Rept. 114-745); passed House on 9/22/2016 (under 
suspension by record vote of 414-0); passed Senate on 11/29/
2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-257 on 12/14/2016.
    H.R. 4465, Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016. 
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) on 2/4/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 4/14/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
578, Part II); passed House on 5/23/2016 (under suspension by 
voice vote); passed Senate on 12/10/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-
287 on 12/16/2016.
    H.R. 4875, United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act 
of 2016. Introduced by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) on 3/23/2016; 
passed House on 7/5/2016 (under suspension by voice vote); 
passed Senate on 7/12/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-196 on 7/22/
2016.
    H.R. 4902, To amend title 5, United States Code, to expand 
law enforcement availability pay to employees of U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations. Introduced 
by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) on 4/12/2016; ordered reported by 
Committee on 4/14/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-600); passed 
House on 6/21/2016 (under suspension by voice vote); passed 
Senate on 11/17/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-250 on 12/8/2016.
    H.R. 4904, Making Electronic Government Accountable By 
Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act of 2016. 
Introduced by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) on 4/12/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 4/14/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
587); passed House on 6/7/2016 (under suspension by record vote 
of 366-0); passed Senate on 7/14/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-210 
on 7/29/2016.
    H.R. 5687, GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2016. Introduced by 
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) on 7/8/2016; ordered reported by 
Committee on 7/12/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-760, Part 
I); passed House on 9/20/2016 (under suspension by voice vote); 
passed Senate on 12/10/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-301 on 12/16/
2016.
    H.R. 5722, John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA) on 7/11/2016; 
passed House on 7/13/2016 (UC); passed Senate on 7/14/2016 
(UC); became P.L. 114-215 on 7/29/2016.
    H.R. 5785, To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide 
for an annuity supplement for certain air traffic controllers. 
Introduced by Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK) on 7/14/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 9/15/2016 by UC (H. Rept. 114-765); 
passed House on 9/20/2016 (under suspension by record vote of 
399-4); passed Senate on 11/29/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-251 
on 12/8/2016.
    H.R. 5790, Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower 
Protection Enhancement Act of 2016. Introduced by Rep. Jason 
Chaffetz (R-UT) on 7/14/2016; ordered reported by Committee on 
9/15/2016 by UC (H. Rept. 114-835); passed House on 12/7/2016 
(under suspension by record vote of 404-0); passed Senate on 
12/10/2016 (voice vote); became P.L. 114-302 on 12/16/2016.
    H.R. 5995, GAO Civilian Task and Delivery Order Protest 
Authority Act of 2016. Introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 
on 9/12/2016; ordered reported by Committee on 9/15/2016 by UC 
(H. Rept. 114-779); passed House on 9/21/2016 (UC); passed 
Senate on 11/30/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-260 on 12/14/2016.
    H.R. 6297, Iran Sanctions Extension Act. Introduced by Rep. 
Edward Royce (R-CA) on 11/14/2016; passed House on 11/15/2016 
(under suspension by record vote of 419-1); passed Senate on 
12/1/2016 (by record vote of 99-0); became P.L. 114-277 on 12/
15/2016.
    *Committee on Foreign Affairs lead
    H.R. 6302, Overtime Pay for Protective Services Act of 
2016. Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz on 11/14/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 11/16/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 
114-837); passed House on 11/30/2016 (under suspension by voice 
vote); passed Senate on 12/10/2016 (UC); passed House with 
Senate amendment on 12/13/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-311 on 12/
16/2016.
    H.R. 6450, Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016. 
Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz on 12/7/2016; passed House on 
12/8/2016 (UC); passed Senate on 12/10/2016 (UC); became P.L. 
114-317 on 12/16/2016.
    H.R. 6451, Federal Property Management Reform Act of 2016. 
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) on 12/7/2016; passed 
House on 12/8/2016 (UC); passed Senate on 12/10/2016 (UC); 
became P.L. 114-318 on 12/16/2016.
    S. 136, Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015. Introduced by Sen. 
Ron Wyden (D-OR) on 1/8/2015; passed Senate on 5/11/2015 (UC); 
ordered reported by Committee on 7/22/2015 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-263); passed House on 9/28/2015 (under suspension by 
voice vote); became P.L. 114-62 on 10/7/2015.
    S. 337, FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. Introduced by Sen. 
John Cornyn (R-TX) on 2/2/2015; passed Senate on 3/15/2016 
(UC); passed House on 6/13/2016 (under suspension by voice 
vote); became P.L. 114-185 on 6/30/2016.
    *House companion (H.R. 653, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)) 
ordered reported by Committee on 3/25/2015 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-391); passed House on 1/11/2016 (under suspension by 
voice vote).
    S. 565, Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) on 2/25/2015; passed 
Senate on 6/15/2015 (UC); passed House on 9/28/2015 (under 
suspension by voice vote); became P.L. 114-65 on 10/7/2015.
    *House companion (H.R. 1613, Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI)) 
ordered reported by Committee on 7/22/2015 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-266).
    S. 614, Federal Improper Payments Coordination Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE) on 2/27/2015; passed 
Senate on 7/28/2015 (UC); passed House on 12/7/2015 (under 
suspension by voice vote); became P.L. 114-109 on 12/18/2015.
    *House companion (H.R. 2320, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)) 
ordered reported by Committee on 7/22/2015 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-299).
    S. 795, A bill to enhance whistleblower protection for 
contractor and grantee employees. Introduced by Sen. Claire 
McCaskill (D-MO) on 3/18/2015; passed Senate on 6/23/2016 (UC); 
passed House on 12/5/2016 (under suspension by voice vote); 
became P.L. 114-261 on 12/14/2016.
    *House companion (H.R. 5920, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)) 
ordered reported by Committee on 9/15/2016 by UC (H. Rept. 114-
836, Part I).
    S. 1115, Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act. 
Introduced by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) on 4/28/2015; passed 
Senate on 12/18/2015 (UC); passed House on 1/11/2016 (under 
suspension by voice vote); became P.L. 114-117 on 1/28/2016.
    *House companion (H.R. 3089, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)) 
ordered reported by Committee on 7/22/2015 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-264); passed House on 9/28/2015 (under suspension by 
voice vote).
    S. 1170, Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act 
of 2015. Introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on 4/30/
2015; passed Senate on 9/22/2015 (UC); passed House on 12/1/
2015 (under suspension by record vote of 422-1); became P.L. 
114-99 on 12/11/2015.
    S. 1172, Edward ``Ted'' Kaufman and Michael Leavitt 
Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015. Introduced 
by Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE) on 4/30/2015; passed Senate on 7/
30/3015 (UC); ordered reported by Committee on 10/9/2015 by UC 
(H. Rept. 114-384, Part I); passed House on 2/29/2016 (under 
suspension by voice vote); passed Senate with House amendment 
on 3/8/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-136 on 3/18/2016.
    S. 1550, Program Management Improvement Accountability Act. 
Introduced by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA); passed Senate on 11/19/
2015 (UC); ordered reported by Committee on 5/17/2016 by voice 
vote (H. Rept. 114-637); passed House on 9/22/2016 (under 
suspension by record vote of 404-11); passed Senate with House 
amendment on 11/30/2016 (UC); became P.L. 114-264 on 12/14/
2016.
    S. 1580, Competitive Service Act of 2015. Introduced by 
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) on 6/16/2015; passed Senate on 9/17/2015 
(UC); ordered reported by Committee on 9/17/2015 by UC (H. 
Rept. 114-367); passed House on 2/29/2016 (under suspension by 
voice vote); passed Senate with House amendment on 3/8/2016 
(UC); became P.L. 114-137 on 3/18/2016.
    S. 1629, District of Columbia Courts, Public Defender 
Service, and Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency Act 
of 2015. Introduced by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on 6/18/2015; 
passed Senate on 9/10/2015 (UC); ordered reported by Committee 
on 10/9/2015 by UC (H. Rept. 114-368); passed House on 1/11/
2016 (under suspension by voice vote); became P.L. 114-118 on 
1/28/2016.
    S. 1698, Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics 
Compensation Act. Introduced by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) on 6/
25/2015; passed Senate on 11/30/2015 (UC); ordered reported by 
Committee on 12/9/2015 by UC (H. Rept. 114-418); passed House 
on 9/27/2016 (under suspension by voice vote); became P.L. 114-
241 on 10/7/2016.
    S. 2036, Equity in Government Compensation Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) on 9/15/2015; passed 
Senate on 9/15/2015 (UC); passed House on 11/16/2015 (under 
suspension by voice vote); became P.L. 114-93 on 11/25/2015.
    *Committee on Financial Services lead
    S. 2133, Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE) on 10/5/2015; passed 
Senate on 4/12/2016 (UC); passed House on 6/21/2016 (under 
suspension by voice vote); became P.L. 114-186 on 6/30/2016.
    *House companion (H.R. 4180, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)) 
ordered reported by Committee on 12/9/2015 by UC (H. Rept. 114-
419).

                       BILLS PASSED BY THE HOUSE

    H.J. Res 43, Disapproving the action of the District of 
Columbia Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non-
Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014. Introduced by Rep. Diane 
Black (R-TN) on 4/13/2015; ordered reported by Committee on 4/
21/2015 by record vote of 20-16 (H. Rept. 114-99); passed House 
on 4/30/2015 (by record vote of 228-192).
    H.R. 10, Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) 
Reauthorization Act. Introduced by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) on 
10/5/2015; ordered reported by Committee on 10/9/2015 by record 
vote of 16-14 (H. Rept. 114-292); passed House on 10/21/2015 
(by record vote of 240-191).
    H.R. 50, Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act 
of 2015. Introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) on 1/6/2015; 
ordered reported by Committee on 1/27/2015 by record vote of 
20-13 (H. Rept. 114-11, Part I); passed House on 2/4/2015 (by 
record vote of 250-173).
    H.R. 598, Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act. Introduced by Rep. 
Tim Walberg (R-MI) on 1/28/2015; ordered reported by Committee 
on 7/22/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-298); passed House on 
1/11/2016 (under suspension by record vote of 413-0).
    H.R. 653, FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on 2/2/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 3/25/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
391); passed House on 1/11/2016 (under suspension by voice 
vote).
    *Senate companion (S. 337, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)) became 
P.L. 114-185 on 6/30/2016.
    H.R. 901, Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) on 2/11/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 3/25/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
415); passed House on 7/7/2016 (by record vote of 241-181) as 
part of H.R. 4361 package.
    H.R. 1069, Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 
2016. Introduced by Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) on 2/25/2015; 
ordered reported by Committee on 3/25/2015 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-181); passed House on 1/11/2016 (under suspension by 
voice vote).
    H.R. 1155, Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are 
Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2015. Introduced by 
Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) on 2/27/2015; ordered reported by 
Committee on 3/24/2015 by record vote of 17-12 (H. Rept. 114-
196, Part I); passed House on 1/7/2016 (by record vote of 245-
174).
    H.R. 1557, Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on 3/24/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 3/25/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
117); passed House on 7/21/2015 (under suspension by record 
vote of 403-0).
    H.R. 1562, Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on 3/24/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 3/25/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
72); passed House on 4/15/2015 (under suspension by record vote 
of 424-0).
    H.R. 1759, All Economic Regulations Are Transparent (ALERT) 
Act of 2015. Introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) on 4/13/
2016; ordered reported by Committee on 5/19/2015 by record vote 
of 20-17 (H. Rept. 114-238, Part I); passed House on 1/7/2016 
(by record vote of 244-173) as part of H.R. 712 package.
    H.R. 1777, Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 
2016. Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on 4/14/2015; 
ordered reported by Committee on 5/19/2015 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-209); passed House on 1/11/2016 (under suspension by 
voice vote); passed Senate on 6/21/2016 (UC); Passed House with 
Senate amendment on 7/8/2016 (UC); vetoed by President on 7/22/
2016.
    H.R. 2347, Federal Advisory Committee Act of Amendments of 
2016. Introduced by Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) on 5/15/2015; 
ordered reported by Committee on 10/9/2015 by UC (H. Rept. 114-
386, Part I); passed House on 3/1/2016 (under suspension by 
voice vote).
    H.R. 2395, Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on 5/18/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 5/19/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
210); passed House on 6/21/2016 (under suspension by voice 
vote).
    H.R. 3023, To amend title 5, United States Code, to modify 
probationary periods with respect to positions within the 
competitive service and the Senior Executive Service, and for 
other purposes. Introduced by Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) on 7/10/
2015; ordered reported by Committee on 1/12/2016 by record vote 
of 20-16 (H. Rept. 114-472); passed House on 7/7/2016 (by 
record vote of 241-181) as part of H.R. 4361 package.
    H.R. 3089, Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) on 7/16/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 7/22/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
264); passed House on 9/28/2015 (under suspension by voice 
vote).
    *Senate companion (S. 1115, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)) became 
P.L. 114-117 on 1/28/2016.
    H.R. 3231, Federal Intern Protection Act of 2016. 
Introduced by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on 7/28/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 10/9/2015 by UC (H. Rept. 114-383); 
passed House on 1/11/2016 (under suspension by record vote of 
414-0).
    H.R. 3779, Social Security Fraud Prevention Act of 2016. 
Introduced by Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) on 10/21/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 9/15/2016 by UC (H. Rept. 114-789); 
passed House on 9/26/2016 (under suspension by voice vote).
    H.R. 4358, Senior Executive Service Accountability Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) on 1/8/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 1/12/2016 by record vote of 21-16; 
passed House on 7/7/2016 (by record vote of 241-181) as part of 
H.R. 4361 package.
    H.R. 4359, Administrative Leave Reform Act. Introduced by 
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on 1/11/2016; ordered reported by 
Committee on 3/1/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-520); passed 
House on 4/26/2016 (under suspension by voice vote).
    H.R. 4360, Official Personnel File Enhancement Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on 1/11/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 1/12/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
454); passed House on 4/26/2016 (under suspension by voice 
vote).
    H.R. 4361, Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 
2016. Introduced by Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) on 1/11/2016; 
ordered reported by Committee on 3/1/2016 by record vote of 21-
16 (H. Rept. 114-599; passed House on 7/7/2016 (by record vote 
of 241-181) as lead bill of Government Reform and Improvement 
Act of 2016 package.
    *Package includes: H.R. 901, H.R. 3023, H.R. 4358, H.R. 
4392, H.R. 4612, H.R. 4921.
    H.R. 4392, To amend title 5, United States Code, to require 
that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report 
to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal 
employees. Introduced by Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) on 1/13/2016; 
ordered reported by Committee on 3/1/2016 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-484); passed House on 7/7/2016 (by record vote of 
241-181) as part of H.R. 4361 package.
    H.R. 4539, 400 Years of African-American History Commission 
Act. Introduced by Rep. Robert ``Bobby'' Scott on 2/11/2016; 
passed House on 7/5/2016 (under suspension by voice vote).
    H.R. 4612, Midnight Rule Relief Act of 2016. Introduced by 
Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) on 2/25/2016; ordered reported by 
Committee on 3/1/2016 by record vote of 20-17 (H. Rept. 114-
618, Part I); passed House on 7/7/2016 (by record vote of 241-
181) as part of H.R. 4361 package.
    H.R. 4639, Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against 
Whistleblowers Act. Introduced by Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA) on 2/26/
2016; ordered reported by Committee on 3/1/2016 by voice vote 
(H. Rept. 114-521); passed House on 6/21/2016 (under suspension 
by voice vote).
    H.R. 4901, Scholarships for Opportunity and Results 
Reauthorization Act. Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz on 4/12/
2016; ordered reported by Committee on 4/14/2016 by voice vote 
(H. Rept. 114-522); passed House on 4/29/2016 (by record vote 
of 224-181).
    H.R. 4906, To amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify 
the eligibility of employees of a land management agency in a 
time-limited appointment to compete for a permanent appointment 
at any Federal agency, and for other purposes. Introduced by 
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) on 4/12/2016; ordered reported by 
Committee on 4/14/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-601); passed 
House on 6/7/2016 (under suspension by record vote of 363-0).
    H.R. 4921, Ditto Act of 2016. Introduced by Rep. Mark 
Walker (R-NC) on 4/13/2016; ordered reported by Committee on 4/
14/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-636); passed House on 7/7/
2016 (by record vote of 241-181) as part of H.R. 4361 package.
    H.R. 5037, District of Columbia Courts and Public Defender 
Service Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments Act. Introduced 
by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) on 4/21/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 7/12/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
764); passed House on 9/22/2016 (under suspension by record 
vote of 413-1).
    H.R. 5226, Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016. Introduced by 
Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) on 5/13/2016; ordered reported by 
Committee on 5/17/2016 by record vote of 22-14 (H. Rept. 114-
729); passed House on 9/14/2016 (by record vote of 250-171).
    H.R. 5233, Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for 
DC Home Rule Act of 2016. Introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-
NC) on 5/13/2016; ordered reported by Committee on 5/17/2016 by 
record vote of 22-14 (H. Rept. 114-586); passed House on 5/25/
2016 (by record vote of 240-179).
    H.R. 5384, Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2016. 
Introduced by Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK) on 6/3/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 11/16/2016 by UC (H. Rept. 114-841, 
Part I); passed House on 11/30/2016 (under suspension by voice 
vote).
    H.R. 5625, Modernizing Government Travel Act. Introduced by 
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) on 7/5/2016; ordered reported by 
Committee on 9/15/2016 by UC (H. Rept. 114-766); passed House 
on 9/22/2016 (under suspension by record vote of 415-0).
    H.R. 5658, Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National 
Talent (TALENT) Act of 2016. Introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy 
(R-CA) on 7/7/2016; passed House on 7/12/2016 (by record vote 
of 409-8).
    H.R. 5690, GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2016. Introduced 
by Rep. Earl ``Buddy'' Carter (R-GA) on 7/8/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 7/12/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
758); passed House on 9/20/2016 (under suspension by record 
vote of 404-0).
    H.R. 6004, Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act of 
2016. Introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) on 9/13/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 9/15/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
783, Part I); passed House on 9/22/2016 (under suspension by 
voice vote).
    H.R. 6186, Follow the Rules Act. Introduced by Rep. Sean 
Duffy (R-WI) on 9/27/2016; ordered reported by Committee on 11/
16/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-842); passed House on 11/
30/2016 (under suspension by voice vote).
    H.R. 6303, To designate facilities of the United States 
Postal Service, to establish new ZIP Codes, and for other 
purposes. Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on 11/14/
2016; ordered reported by Committee on 11/16/2016 by voice vote 
(H. Rept. 114-843); passed House on 11/30/2016 (under 
suspension by voice vote).
    H. Res. 827, Condemning the terrorist attack on the Pulse 
Orlando nightclub, honoring the memory of the victims of the 
attack, offering condolences to and expressing support for 
their families and friends and all those affected, and 
applauding the dedication and bravery of law enforcement, 
emergency response, and counterterrorism officials in 
responding to the attack. Introduced by Rep. Ileana Ros-
Lehtinen on 7/13/2016; passed House on 7/13/2016 (UC).
    H. Res. 842, Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched 
against the United States on September 11, 2001, on the 15th 
anniversary of that date. Introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-
CA) on 9/6/2016; passed House on 9/9/2016 (UC).

                         BILLS FAILED IN HOUSE

    H.R. 1563, Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on 3/24/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 3/25/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
73, Part I); failed House on 4/15/2015 (under suspension by a 
vote of 266-160).

                     BILLS PASSED BY THE COMMITTEE

    H.R. 24, Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) on 1/6/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 5/17/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
692).
    H.R. 451, Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Charles Fleischmann (R-TN) on 1/21/2015; 
ordered reported by Committee on 5/19/2015 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-390).
    H.R. 1613, Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) on 3/25/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 7/22/2015 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
266).
    *Senate companion (S. 565, Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)) became 
P.L. 114-65 on 10/7/2015.
    H.R. 1671, Government Neutrality in Contracting Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) on 3/26/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 1/12/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
471).
    H.R. 2319, Electronic Message Preservation Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on 5/14/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 7/12/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
757).
    H.R. 2320, Federal Improper Payments Coordination Act of 
2015. Introduced by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) on 5/14/2015; 
ordered reported by Committee on 7/22/2015 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-299).
    *Senate companion (S. 614, Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE)) 
became P.L. 114-109 on 12/18/2015.
    H.R. 2532, Employees of America Streamlining for Your 
(EASY) Savings Act of 2015. Introduced by Rep. Charles 
``Chuck'' Fleischmann (R-TN) on 5/21/2015; ordered reported by 
Committee on 9/15/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-824).
    H.R. 3387, Open and Transparent Smithsonian Act of 2016. 
Introduced by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) on 7/29/2015; 
ordered reported by Committee on 11/16/2016 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-864).
    H.R. 4180, Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) on 12/3/2015; ordered 
reported by Committee on 12/9/2015 by unanimous consent (H. 
Rept. 114-419).
    *Senate companion (S. 2133, Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE)) 
became P.L. 114-186 on 6/30/2016.
    H.R. 5033, Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability 
and Transparency Act of 2016. Introduced by Rep. Tammy 
Duckworth (D-IL) on 4/21/2016; ordered reported by Committee on 
7/12/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-853).
    H.R. 5199, Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement 
Act of 2016. Introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) on 5/11/
2016; ordered reported by Committee on 5/17/2016 by voice vote 
(H. Rept. 114-691).
    H.R. 5341, To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide 
for recalculation of basic annuity benefits for certain air 
traffic controllers, and for other purposes. Introduced by Rep. 
John Mica (R-FL) on 5/26/2016; ordered reported by Committee on 
7/12/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-823).
    H.R. 5707, Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 
2016. Introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) on 7/11/2016; 
ordered reported by Committee on 7/12/2016 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-859, Part I).
    H.R. 5709, Federal Records Modernization Act of 2016. 
Introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) on 7/11/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 7/12/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-
759).
    H.R. 5714, Postal Service Reform Act of 2016. Introduced by 
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on 7/11/2016; ordered reported by 
Committee on 7/12/2016 by voice vote (H. Rept. 114-858, Part 
I).
    H.R. 5920, Whistleblower Protections for Contractors Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on 7/21/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 9/15/2016 by UC (H. Rept. 114-836, 
Part I).
    *Senate companion (S. 795, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)) 
became P.L. 114-261 on 12/14/2016.
    H.R. 6008, Transit Benefits Modernization Act. Introduced 
by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) on 9/13/2016; ordered reported by 
Committee on 9/15/2016 by UC (H. Rept. 114-860, Part I).
    H.R. 6009, Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2016. 
Introduced by Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK) on 9/13/2016; ordered 
reported by Committee on 9/15/2016 by UC (H. Rept. 114-825).
    H. Res. 737, Condemning and censuring John A. Koskinen, the 
Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Introduced by Rep. Jason 
Chaffetz (R-UT) on 5/18/2016; ordered reported by Committee on 
6/15/2016 by record vote of 23-15 (H. Rept. 114-635, Part I).
    S. 1109, Truth in Settlements Act of 2015. Introduced by 
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on 4/28/2015; passed Senate on 9/
21/2015 (UC); ordered reported by Committee on 3/1/2016 by 
unanimous consent (H. Rept. 114-613).
    S. 1576, Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2015. 
Introduced by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) on 6/15/2015; passed 
Senate on 8/5/2015 (UC); ordered reported by Committee on 10/9/
2015 by unanimous consent (H. Rept. 114-695, Part I).

                       BILLS VETOED BY PRESIDENT

    H.R. 1777, Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 
2016. Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on 4/14/2015; 
ordered reported by Committee on 5/19/2015 by voice vote (H. 
Rept. 114-209); passed House on 1/11/2016 (under suspension by 
voice vote); passed Senate on 6/21/2016 (UC); Passed House with 
Senate amendment on 7/8/2016 (UC); vetoed by President on 7/22/
2016.

                         POSTAL NAMING MEASURES

ENACTED

    H.R. 136, Issa (R-CA), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1103 USPS Building 1103 
in Camp Pendleton, California, as the ``Camp Pendleton Medal of 
Honor Post Office''.
    H.R. 322, Wagner (R-MO), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 16105 Swingley Ridge 
Road in Chesterfield, Missouri, as the ``Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher 
Post Office''.
    H.R. 323, Wagner (R-MO), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 55 Grasso Plaza in St. 
Louis, Missouri, as the ``Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office''.
    H.R. 324, Wagner (R-MO), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 11662 Gravois Road in 
St. Louis, Missouri, as the ``Lt. Daniel P. Riordan Post 
Office''.
    H.R. 433, Thompson (R-PA), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 523 East Railroad 
Street in Knox, Pennsylvania, as the ``Specialist Ross A. 
McGinnis Memorial Post Office''.
    H.R. 558, Chabot (R-OH), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 55 South Pioneer 
Boulevard in Springboro, Ohio, as the ``Richard `Dick' Chenault 
Post Office Building.''
    H.R. 651, Cicilline (D-RI), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 820 Elmwood Avenue 
in Providence, Rhode Island, as the ``Sister Ann Keefe Post 
Office''.
    H.R. 728, Luetkemeyer (R-MO), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 7050 Highway BB in 
Cedar Hill, Missouri, as the ``Sergeant First Class William B. 
Woods, Jr. Post Office''.
    H.R. 891, Cuellar (D-TX), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 141 Paloma Drive in 
Floresville, Texas, as the ``Floresville Veterans Post Office 
Building''.
    H.R. 1132, McNerney (D-CA), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 1048 West Robinhood 
Drive in Stockton, California, as the ``W. Ronald Coale 
Memorial Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 1326, Ross (R-FL), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 2000 Mulford Road in 
Mulberry, Florida, as the ``Sergeant First Class Daniel M. 
Ferguson Post Office''.
    H.R. 1350, Serrano (D-NY), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 442 East 167th Street 
in Bronx, New York, as the ``Herman Badillo Post Office 
Building''.
    H.R. 1442, Gibson (R-NY), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in 
Kingston, New York, as the ``Staff Sergeant Robert H. Dietz 
Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 1884, Slaughter (D-NY), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 206 West Commercial 
Street in East Rochester, New York, as the ``Officer Daryl R. 
Pierson Memorial Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 2458, Richmond (D-LA), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 5351 Lapalco 
Boulevard in Marrero, Louisiana, as the ``Lionel R. Collins, 
Sr. Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 2607, Crowley (D-NY), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 7802 37th Avenue in 
Jackson Heights, New York, as the ``Jeanne and Jules Manford 
Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 2928, Hill (R-AR), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 201 B Street in 
Perryville, Arkansas, as the ``Harold George Bennett Post 
Office''.
    H.R. 3059, Russell (R-OK), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 4500 SE 28th Street, 
Del City, Oklahoma, as the ``James Robert Kalsu Post Office 
Building''.
    H.R. 3082, Richmond (D-LA), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 5919 Chef Menteur 
Highway in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the ``Daryle Holloway 
Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 3218, Capps (D-CA), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1221 State Street, 
Suite 12, Santa Barbara, California, as the ``Special Warfare 
Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis `Lou' J. 
Langlais Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 3274, Johnson (D-GA), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 4567 Rockbridge Road in 
Pine Lake, Georgia, as the ``Francis Manuel Ortega Post 
Office''.
    H.R. 3601, Langevin (D-RI), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 7715 Post Road, 
North Kingstown, Rhode Island, as the ``Melvoid J. Benson Post 
Office Building''.
    H.R. 3735, Adams (D-NC), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 200 Town Run Lane in 
Winston Salem, North Carolina, as the ``Maya Angelou Memorial 
Post Office''.
    H.R. 3866, Norcross (D-NJ), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 1265 Hurffville 
Road in Deptford Township, New Jersey, as the ``First 
Lieutenant Salvatore S. Corma II Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 3931, Westerman (R-AR), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 620 Central Avenue 
Suite 1A in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, as the ``Chief 
Petty Officer Adam Brown United States Post Office''.
    H.R. 3953, Bilirakis (R-FL), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 4122 Madison 
Street, Elfers, Florida, as the ``Private First Class Felton 
Roger Fussell Memorial Post Office''.
    H.R. 4010, Gallego (D-AZ), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 522 North Central 
Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona, as the ``Ed Pastor Post Office''.
    H.R. 4046, Duffy (R-WI), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 220 East Oak Street, 
Glenwood City, Wisconsin, as the ``Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth 
Memorial Post Office''.
    H.R. 4372, Collins (R-NY), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 15 Rochester Street, 
Bergen, New York, as the ``Barry G. Miller Post Office''.
    H.R. 4425, Emmer (R-MN), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 110 East Powerhouse 
Road in Collegeville, Minnesota, as the ``Eugene J. McCarthy 
Post Office''.
    H.R. 4605, Blum (R-IA), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the ``Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker 
Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 4747, Scott (D-GA), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 6691 Church Street in 
Riverdale, Georgia, as the ``Major Gregory E. Barney Post 
Office Building''.
    H.R. 4761, Chu (D-CA), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 61 South Baldwin Avenue 
in Sierra Madre, California, as the ``Louis Van Iersel Post 
Office''.
    H.R. 4777, Sewell (D-AL), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1301 Alabama Avenue in 
Selma, Alabama as the ``Amelia Boynton Robinson Post Office 
Building''.
    H.R. 4877, Olson (R-TX), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 3130 Grants Lake 
Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, as the ``LCpl Garrett W. 
Gamble, USMC Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 4887, Visclosky (D-IN), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road 
in Shelby, Indiana, as the ``Richard Allen Cable Post Office''.
    H.R. 4925, Latta (R-OH), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 229 West Main Cross 
Street, in Findlay, Ohio, as the ``Michael Garver Oxley 
Memorial Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 4960, Foster (D-IL), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 525 N. Broadway in 
Aurora, Illinois, as the ``Kenneth M. Christy Post Office 
Building''.
    H.R. 4975, Ashford (D-NE), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 5720 South 142nd Street 
in Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb A. 
Nelson Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 4987, Miller (R-FL), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 3957 2nd Avenue in 
Laurel Hill, Florida, as the ``Sergeant First Class William 
`Kelly' Lacey Post Office''.
    H.R. 5028, Lawrence (D-MI), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 10721 E Jefferson 
Ave in Detroit, Michigan, as the ``Mary Eleanora McCoy Post 
Office Building''.
    H.R. 5150, Donovan (R-NY), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 3031 Veterans Road West 
in Staten Island, New York, as the ``Leonard Montalto Post 
Office Building''.
    H.R. 5309, Kelly (R-MS), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 401 McElroy Drive in 
Oxford, Mississippi, as the ``Army First Lieutenant Donald C. 
Carwile Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 5356, Brady (R-TX), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX-150 in 
Coldspring, Texas, as the ``E. Marie Youngblood Post Office''.
    H.R. 5591, Cuellar (D-TX), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 810 N. US Highway 83 in 
Zapata, Texas, as the ``Zapata Veterans Post Office''.
    H.R. 5612, Price (R-GA), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road 
in Marietta, Georgia, as the ``Marine Lance Corporal Squire 
`Skip' Wells Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 5676, Quigley (D-IL), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 6300 N. Northwest 
Highway in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``Officer Joseph P. Cali 
Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 5798, Schakowsky (D-IL), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Davis Street 
in Evanston, Illinois, as the ``Abner J. Mikva Post Office 
Building''.
    H.R. 5889, Sablan (D-MP), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1 Chalan Kanoa VLG in 
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, as the ``Segundo T. Sablan 
and CNMI Fallen Military Heroes Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 5948, Davis (D-CA), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 830 Kuhn Drive in Chula 
Vista, California, as the ``Jonathan `J.D.' De Guzman Post 
Office Building''.
    H.R. 6138, Brownley (D-CA), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 560 East Pleasant 
Valley Road, Port Hueneme, California, as the U.S. Naval 
Construction Battalion ``Seabees'' Fallen Heroes Post Office 
Building.
    H.R. 6282, Serrano (D-NY), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 2024 Jerome Avenue, in 
Bronx, New York, as the ``Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Post Office 
Building''.
    H.R. 6304, Gosar (R-AZ), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 501 North Main Street 
in Florence, Arizona, as the ``Adolfo `Harpo' Celaya Post 
Office''.
    S. 179, Klobuchar (D-MN), A bill to designate the facility 
of the United States Postal Service located at 14 3rd Avenue, 
NW, in Chisholm, Minnesota, as the ``James L. Oberstar Memorial 
Post Office Building''.
    S. 994, Booker (D-NJ), A bill to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 1 Walter Hammond 
Place in Waldwick, New Jersey, as the ``Staff Sergeant Joseph 
D'Augustine Post Office Building''.
    S. 1596, Portman (R-OH), A bill to designate the facility 
of the United States Postal Service located at 2082 Stringtown 
Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the ``Specialist Joseph W. Riley 
Post Office Building''.
    S. 1826, Johnson (R-WI), A bill to designate the facility 
of the United States Postal Service located at 99 West 2nd 
Street in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as the ``Lieutenant Colonel 
James `Maggie' Megellas Post Office''.

PASSED BY COMMITTEE

    H.R. 1524, Garrett (R-NJ), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1 Walter Hammond Place 
in Waldwick, New Jersey, as the ``Staff Sergeant Joseph 
D'Augustine Post Office Building''.
    *Senate companion (S. 994, Booker (D-NJ)) enacted.

                        II. Oversight Activities


                      FULL COMMITTEE HEARINGS HELD

    January 22, 2015, 10:15 p.m. Full Committee hearing 
entitled, ``Inspectors General: Independence, Access and 
Authority.''
    February 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``GAO's High Risk Report: 25 Years of Problematic Practices.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, 
U.S. Government Accountability Office; Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, 
Deputy Administrator and Director, Centers for Program 
Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 
Department of Health and Human Services; The Honorable Alan F. 
Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for 
Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, U.S. Department of 
Defense; The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal 
Revenue Service; Mr. Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., Associate 
Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; 
Mr. John J. MacWilliams, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. 
Department of Energy.
    February 12, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``U.S. Secret Service: Identifying Steps to Restore the 
Protective Agency.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Mark Filip, 
Member, U.S. Secret Service Protective Mission Panel; The 
Honorable Danielle C. Gray, Member, U.S. Secret Service 
Protective Mission Panel; The Honorable Joseph W. Hagin, 
Member, U.S. Secret Service Protective Mission Panel; Thomas J. 
Perrelli, Member, U.S. Secret Service Protective Mission Panel.
    February 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``IRS: TIGTA Update.'' Witnesses: The Honorable J. Russell 
George, Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration; Mr. Tim Camus, Deputy Inspector General for 
Investigations, Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration.
    March 4, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Rebuilding the Chemical Safety Board: Finding a Solution to 
the CSB's Governance and Management Challenges.'' Witnesses: 
The Honorable Manuel Ehrlich, Board Member, U.S. Chemical 
Safety Board; The Honorable Richard Engler, Board Member, U.S. 
Chemical Safety Board; The Honorable Mark Griffon, Board 
Member, U.S. Chemical Safety Board; The Honorable Rafael Moure-
Eraso, Chairman, U.S. Chemical Safety Board; Mr. Patrick 
Sullivan, Assistant Inspector General for Investigation, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Inspector General.
    March 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``FCC: Process and Transparency.'' Witness: The Honorable 
Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission.
    March 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``A Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Policies 
and Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of 
Non-Citizens Unlawfully Present in the United States (Part 
II).'' Witness: The Honorable Sarah R. Saldana, Director, U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    March 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``USSS: Holding the Protectors Accountable.'' Witness: The 
Honorable Joseph P. Clancy, Director, U.S. Secret Service.
    April 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``DOJ IG: Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct 
Allegations.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, 
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice; The Honorable 
Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement 
Administration; Mr. Kevin L. Perkins, Associate Deputy 
Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    April 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``GAO's Duplication Report at Five Years: Recommendations 
Remain Unaddressed.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Beth Cobert, 
Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and 
Budget; The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.
    April 22, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Enhancing Cybersecurity of Third-Party Contractors and 
Vendors.'' Witnesses: Dr. Eric A. Fisher, Senior Specialist in 
Science and Technology, Congressional Research Service; Mr. 
Tony Scott, Chief Information Officer & Administrator, Office 
of Management and Budget, Office of Electronic Government and 
Information Technology; Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information 
Officer, Office of Personnel Management; Mr. Gregory C. 
Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.
    April 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Flying Under the Radar: Securing Washington D.C. Airspace.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Joseph P. Clancy, Director, U.S. 
Secret Service; Mr. Kim C. Dine, Chief, U.S. Capitol Police; 
Admiral William E. Gortney, Commander, NORAD/USNORTHCOM; The 
Honorable Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation 
Administration; Paul D. Irving, Sergeant at Arms, U.S. House of 
Representatives; Mr. Robert D. MacLean, Chief, U.S. Park 
Police; Mr. Robert G. Salesses, Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
Defense, U.S. Department of Defense, Homeland Defense 
Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities.
    April 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``EPA Mismanagement.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Arthur Elkins, 
Junior, Inspector General, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Inspector General; Mr. Stanley Meiburg, 
Acting Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency; Mr. John Reeder, Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency; Mr. Patrick Sullivan, 
Assistant Inspector General for Investigation, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Inspector General.
    May 13, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Transportation Security: Are Our Airports Safe?'' Witnesses: 
Ms. Jennifer Grover, Acting Director, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office, Homeland Security and Justice; Mr. Rafi 
Ron, President & CEO, New Age Security Solutions; The Honorable 
John Roth, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security.
    May 14, 2015, 9:30 a.m. Full Committee field hearing 
titled, ``D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program: Making the 
American Dream Possible.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Tim Scott, 
United States Senate; Ms. Megan Gallagher, Senior Research 
Associate, Urban Institute; Ms. Seferash Teferra, Parent of OSP 
Scholarship Recipient; Ms. Shirley-Ann Tomdio, Former OSP 
Scholarship Recipient, Current student at the George Washington 
University; Dr. Patrick J. Wolf, Professor and 21st Century 
Chair in School Choice, College of Education and Health 
Professions, on behalf of University of Arkansas.
    May 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``U.S. Secret Service: Accountability for March 4, 2015 
Incident.'' Witness: The Honorable John Roth, Inspector 
General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    June 2, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Ensuring Transparency through the Freedom of Information Act 
(FOIA).'' Witnesses: Mr. Terry Anderson, Retired Journalist, 
AP, Adjunct Professor, University of Florida; Ms. Sharyl 
Attkisson, Investigative Journalist; Ms. Leah Goodman, 
Investigative Reporter, Newsweek; Mr. Jason Leopold, 
Investigative Reporter, Vice News; Mr. David E. McCraw, Vice 
President and Assistant General Counsel, The New York Times; 
Mr. Tom Fitton, President, Judicial Watch; Ms. Lisette Garcia, 
FOIA Resource Center; Mr. Nate Jones, Director of the Freedom 
of Information Act Project, National Security Archive; Ms. 
Cleta Mitchell, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Mr. Gabriel 
Rottman, Legislative Counsel/Policy Advisor, American Civil 
Liberties Union; Ms. Anne Weismann, Executive Director, 
Campaign for Accountability.
    June 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Ensuring Agency Compliance with the Freedom of Information 
Act (FOIA).'' Witnesses: The Honorable Joyce A. Barr, Chief 
FOIA Officer, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Brodi Fontenot, 
Chief FOIA Officer, U.S. Department of Treasury; Mrs. Mary 
Howard, Director, Privacy, Governmental Liaison, and 
Disclosure, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of 
Treasury; Ms. Karen Neuman, Chief FOIA Officer, U.S. Department 
of Homeland Security; Ms. Melanie Anne Pustay, Director, Office 
of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice.
    June 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``OPM: Data Breach.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Katherine 
Archuleta, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Ms. 
Sylvia Burns, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of the 
Interior; Mr. Michael R. Esser, Assistant Inspector General for 
Audits, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Dr. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary, Office of 
Cybersecurity and Communications, National Program Preparedness 
Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Tony 
Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of E-Government 
and Information Technology, U.S. Office of Management and 
Budget; Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Office of Personnel Management.
    June 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Drones: The Next Generation of Commerce?'' Witnesses: Dr. 
John Cavolowsky, Director, Airspace Operations and Safety 
Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Mr. 
Harley Geiger, Advocacy Director and Senior Counsel, Center for 
Democracy and Technology; Mr. Paul E. Misener, Vice President 
of Global Public Policy, Amazon.com, Inc; The Honorable Michael 
Whitaker, Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation; Mr. Brian 
Wynne, President & CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle 
Systems International.
    June 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``OPM Data Breach: Part II.'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Katherine Archuleta, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Ms. Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, U.S. Computer 
Emergency Readiness Team, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; 
Mr. Rob Giannetta, Chief Information Officer, US Investigations 
Services, LLC; Mr. Eric A. Hess, Chief Executive Officer, 
KeyPoint Government Solutions; The Honorable Patrick E. 
McFarland, Inspector General, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information Officer, 
U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
    June 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``IRS: TIGTA Update Part II. Witnesses: Mr. Tim Camus, Deputy 
Inspector General for Investigations, Treasury Inspector 
General for Tax Administration; Mr. J. Russell George, 
Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration.
    July 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Construction Costs and Delays at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Jarrett Blanc, Principal Deputy Special, 
Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, on behalf of U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. Michael J. Courts, Director, 
International Affairs and Trade, on behalf of U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Mr. Michael L. Gulino, President and 
Chief Executive Officer, Aegis LLC; The Honorable Donald S. 
Hays, Senior Inspector, Office of the Inspector General, on 
behalf of U.S. Department of State; Ms. Lydia Muniz, Director, 
Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, on behalf of U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Gregory B. Starr, Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, on behalf of U.S. 
Department of State.
    July 14, 2015, 9:45 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Criminal Justice: Part I.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Cory 
Booker, Senator, New Jersey; The Honorable John Cornyn, 
Senator, Texas; The Honorable Cedric L. Richmond, Member of 
Congress, Washington D.C.; The Honorable Robert C. ``Bobby'' 
Scott, Member of Congress, Washington D.C.; The Honorable F. 
James Sensenbrenner, Member of Congress, Washington D.C.; The 
Honorable Robert Bentley, Governor, Alabama; The Honorable Jack 
Markell, Governor, Delaware.
    July 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Criminal Justice: Part II.'' Witnesses: Mr. Marc A. Levin, 
Right on Crime and Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public 
Policy Foundation; Mr. John G. Malcolm, Director, Edwin Meese 
III Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, The Heritage 
Foundation; Mr. Kevin Ring, Director of Strategic Initiatives, 
Families Against Mandatory Minimums; Ms. Liz Ryan, President 
and CEO, Youth First! Initiative; Mr. Brett L. Tolman, Co-
Chair, White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Compliance 
Practice Group, Ray Quinney & Nebeker.
    July 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``EPA Mismanagement Part II.'' Witnesses: Ms. Carolyn Bohlen, 
Chief of Enforcement Services Section #2, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Superfund Division; Mr. Ronald Harris, Equal 
Employment Opportunity Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency; Ms. Karen Kellen, President AFGE Council 238, American 
Federation of Government Employees; Mr. Ross Tuttle, Senior 
Supervisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; The Honorable 
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency.
    September 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Violence on the Border: Keeping U.S. Personnel 
Safe.'' Mr. Robert L. Harris, Joint Task Force--West, U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection; Mr. Brandon Judd, President, 
National Border Patrol Council, American Federation of 
Government Employees; Mr. William H. Moser, Deputy Director, 
Bureau of Overseas Building Operations; Ms. Sue Saarnio, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. Gregory B. Starr, Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State.
    September 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``GSA: Army Fee Assistance.'' Witnesses: Mr. Gerard 
Badorrek, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. General Services 
Administration, Ms. Karmon Dyches, Army Captain appearing in 
personal capacity; Ms. Kaela Hensley, Army Spouse; Ms. 
Stephanie L. Hoehne, Director, Family and Morale, Welfare & 
Recreation, G9, Installation Management Command, U.S. Army; The 
Honorable Carol Fortine Ochoa, Inspector General, Office of the 
Inspector General, U.S. General Services Administration.
    September 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee joint hearing 
with Natural Resources Committee hearing titled, ``EPA's Animas 
Spill.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Mr. Russell Begaye, 
President, Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona; Mr. Ryan Flynn, 
Secretary of Environment & Natural Resources Trustee, 
Environment Department, State of New Mexico; Mr. James M. 
``Mike'' Olguin, Council Member, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, 
Ignacio, Colorado; Dr. Larry Wolk, Executive Director and Chief 
Medical Officer, Colorado Department of Public Health and 
Environment.
    September 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Federal Air Marshal Service: Oversight.'' Witnesses: 
Mr. Roderick Allison, Director, Office of Law Enforcement/
Federal Air Marshal Service, Transportation Security 
Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Ms. 
Heather Book, Assistant Administrator, Office of Professional 
Responsibility, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security.
    September 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Funding.'' Witness: Ms. 
Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of 
America.
    October 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Secure Credentials Issued by the Government Publishing 
Office.'' Witnesses: Mr. James N. Albers, Senior Vice President 
of Government Operations, MorphoTrust USA; Ms. Kathleen M. 
Carroll, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, HID Global, Inc.; 
The Honorable Michael A. Raponi, Inspector General, U.S. 
Government Publishing Office; Ms. Davita Vance-Cooks, Director, 
U.S. Government Publishing Office.
    November 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``TSA: Security Gaps.'' Witnesses: Ms. Jennifer Grover, 
Director, Homeland Security and Justice, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Vice-Admiral Peter Neffenger (Ret), 
Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security; The Honorable John Roth, 
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    November 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``U.S. Department of Education: Information Security 
Review.'' Witnesses: Danny A. Harris, Ph.D., Chief Information 
Officer, U.S. Department of Education; The Honorable Kathleen 
S. Tighe, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education; Mr. 
Greg Wilshusen, Director, Information Security Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.
    December 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Review of the New London Embassy Project.'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Steve A. Linick, Inspector General, Office of the 
Inspector General, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Lydia Muniz, 
Director, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, on behalf of 
U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Gregory B. Starr, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, on behalf 
of U.S. Department of State.
    December 9, 2015, 1:00 p.m.Full Committee hearing titled, 
``A Casino in Every Smartphone--Law Enforcement Implications.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Joseph S. Campbell, Assistant Director, Criminal 
Investigative Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; The 
Honorable Alan M. Kleine, Douglas County Attorney, State of 
Nebraska; The Honorable Mark Lipparelli, Senator, State of 
Nevada; The Honorable Alan M. Wilson, Attorney General, State 
of South Carolina.
    December 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing, 
``Terrorist Travel: Vetting for National Security Concern.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary for 
International Affairs, Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Office 
of Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; The Honorable 
Leon Rodriguez, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; The Honorable 
Michele Thoren Bond, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Anne C. 
Richard, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, 
and Migration, U.S. Department of State.
    January 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee Hearing, 
``Document Production Status Update'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Julia Frifield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Legislative 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Tamara Fucile, Associate 
Director for Legislative Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget; The Honorable Tia Johnson, Assistant Secretary, Office 
of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; 
The Honorable Peter J. Kadzik, Assistant Attorney General for 
Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice; Mr. Jason 
Levine, Director, Office of Congressional, Legislative, and 
Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
    February 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``U.S. Department of Education: Investigation of the CIO'' 
Witnesses: Ms. Sandra Bruce, Deputy Inspector General, U.S. 
Department of Education; Dr. Danny A. Harris, Ph. D., Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education; Mr. John B. 
King, Jr., Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; Ms. 
Susan Winchell, Assistant General Counsel for Ethics, U.S. 
Department of Education.
    February 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water 
Act in Flint, Michigan'' Witnesses: The Honorable Daniel T. 
Kildee, Member of Congress, Washington D.C.; Mr. Joel Beauvais, 
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency; Mr. Keith Creagh, Director, 
Department of Environmental Quality, State of Michigan; Dr. 
Marc Edwards, Ph. D., Charles P. Lundsford Professor of 
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ms. LeeAnne 
Walters, Resident of Flint, Michigan.
    February 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Developments in the Prescription Drug Market: Oversight'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Keith Flanagan, Director, Office of Generic Drug 
Policy, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Mr. Mark Merritt, 
President and Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical Care 
Management Association; Ms. Nancy Retzlaff, Chief Commercial 
Officer, Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC; Mr. Howard B. Schiller, 
Interim Chief Executive Officer/Corporate Director, Valeant 
Pharmaceuticals International, Inc; Mr. Martin Shkreli, Former 
Chief Executive Officer, Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC; Dr. Janet 
Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, 
U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
    February 11, 2016, 1:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``IRS: Reviewing its Legal Obligations, Document Preservation, 
and Data Security'' Witnesses: Mr. Ed Killen, Director of 
Privacy, Governmental Liaison, and Disclosure, Internal Revenue 
Service; Mr. Terry Milholland, Chief Technology Officer, 
Internal Revenue Service; Mr. Jeff Tribiano, Deputy 
Commissioner, Operations, Internal Revenue Service.
    February 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Security Clearance Reform: The Performance 
Accountability Council's Path Forward'' Witnesses: Ms. Beth 
Cobert, Acting Director, Office of Personnel Management; Mr. 
Terry Halvorson, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of 
Defense; Mr. Tony Scott, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office 
of Management and Budget; Mr. William Evanina, Director of 
National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Office of the 
Director of National Intelligence.
    March 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Geolocation Technology and Privacy'' Witnesses: Mr. Richard 
W. Downing, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. 
Department of Justice, Criminal Division; Mr. Michael R. 
Doucette, Commonwealth's Attorney, City of Lynchburg, VA; Mr. 
Paul J. Larkin Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, The Heritage 
Foundation, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial 
Studies; Ms. Neema Singh Guliani, Legislative Counsel, American 
Civil Liberties Union.
    March 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water 
Act in Flint, Michigan, Part II'' Witnesses: Mr. Darnell 
Earley, Former Emergency Manager, Flint, Michigan; Dr. Marc 
Edwards, Ph. D., Charles P. Lundsford Professor of 
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ms. Susan Hedman, 
Former Region 5 Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency; Mr. Dayne Walling, Former Mayor, Flint, Michigan.
    March 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Rebuilding Afghanistan: Oversight of Defense Department 
Infrastructure Projects'' Witnesses: The Honorable John Sopko, 
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction; 
Christine S. Abizaid, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for 
Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, U.S. Department of 
Defense; Howard Stickley, Programs Director, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Transatlantic Division (TAD), U.S. Department of 
Defense; Randy Brown, Director, Air Force Civil Engineering 
Center, U.S. Department of Defense.
    March 17, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water 
Act in Flint, Michigan, Part III'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency; The Honorable Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan.
    March 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``America's Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Michael Botticelli, Director, Office of National Drug 
Control Policy, The White House; Ms. Kana Enomoto, Principal 
Deputy Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services; The Honorable Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County, 
Florida; Mr. Lou Milione, Deputy Assistant Administrator for 
Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. 
Department of Justice; Dr. Leana S. Wen, M.D., MSc., FAAEM, 
Health Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department.
    April 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Waste and Inefficiency in the Federal Government: GAO's 2016 
Duplication Report'' Witnesses: Dr. Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc, 
Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief 
Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Mr. John 
Dalrymple, Deputy Commissioner, Services and Enforcement, 
Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury; The 
Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Mr. David Tillotson III, Assistant 
Deputy Chief Management Officer, U.S. Department of Defense.
    April 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Documents Production Status Update, Part II'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Jim R. Esquea, Assistant Secretary for Legislation, 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Mr. Johnathan E. 
Meyer, Deputy General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security; The Honorable Howard 
Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.
    April 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Examining Management Practices and Misconduct at TSA: Part 
I'' Witnesses: Mr. Jay Brainard, Federal Security Director for 
the State of Kansas, Office of Security Operations, 
Transportation Security Administration; Dr. Mark Livingston, 
D.M., Program Manager, Office of the Chief Risk Officer, 
Transportation Security Administration; Mr. Andrew Rhoades, 
Assistant Federal Security Director for Mission Support at 
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Office of Security 
Operations, Transportation Security Administration.
    April 28, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Criminal Aliens Released by the Department of Homeland 
Security'' Witnesses: Sarah R. Saldana, Director, U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Ralph Martin, Chief of 
Police, Santa Maria Police Department; Wendy Hartling, Mother 
of Casey Chadwick; Scott Root, Father of Sarah Root; Chris 
Burbank, Director of Law Enforcement Engagement, Center for 
Policing Equity.
    May 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Reforming the Postal Service: Finding a Viable Solution'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General, 
United States Postal Service; Ms. Jessica Lowrance, President-
Elect, Association for Postal Commerce; Ms. Lori Rectanus, 
Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Mr. Fredric V. Rolando, President, 
National Association of Letter Carriers; The Honorable Robert 
G. Taub, Acting Chairman, Postal Regulatory Commission.
    May 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Examining Management Practices and Misconduct at TSA: Part 
II'' Witnesses: Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger (Ret.), 
Administrator, Transportation Security Administration; The 
Honorable John Roth, Inspector General, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security.
    May 17, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``White House Narratives on the Iran Nuclear Deal'' Witnesses: 
Mr. Benjamin Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy 
National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and 
Speechwriting (Invited), The White House; Mr. Michael Rubin, 
Resident Scholar, The American Enterprise Institute; Mr. 
Michael Doran, Senior Fellow Hudson Institute; Mr. John Hannah, 
Senior Counselor, Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
    May 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Examining Employee Misconduct at EPA'' Witnesses: Mr. Stanley 
Meiburg, Acting Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency; Mr. Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Inspector 
General for Investigations, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency.
    May 25, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Federal Agencies' Reliance on Outdated and Unsupported 
Information Technology: A Ticking Time Bomb'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Tony Scott, Federal Chief Information Officer, Office 
of Management and Budget; Mr. Terry Halvorsen, Chief 
Information Officer, Department of Defense; Ms. Beth Killoran, 
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology 
and Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human 
Services; Mr. Terry Milholland, Chief Technology Officer, 
Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury; Mr. Dave 
Powner, Director, IT Management Issues, Government 
Accountability Office.
    May 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Social Security Administration: Information Systems Review'' 
Witness: The Honorable Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner, 
Social Security Administration; Ms. Marti A. Eckert, Associate 
Commissioner, Information Security, and Chief Information 
Security Officer, Social Security Administration; Mr. Robert 
Klopp, Deputy Commissioner, Systems, and Chief Information 
Officer, Social Security Administration; Ms. Gale Stallworth 
Stone, Deputy Inspector General, Social Security 
Administration.
    June 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Census 2020: Examining the Readiness of Key Aspects of the 
Census Bureau's 2020 Census Preparation'' Witnesses: Mr. Steve 
I. Cooper, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of 
Commerce; Ms. Carol Cha Harris, Director, Information 
Technology Acquisition Management Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Mr. Harry A. Lee, Acting Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Census Bureau; Ms. Carol N. Rice, 
Assistant Inspector General, Office of Economic and Statistical 
Program Assessment, U.S. Department of Commerce; The Honorable 
John H. Thompson, Director, U.S. Census Bureau.
    June 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Oversight of the National Park Service'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, 
U.S. Department of the Interior; Ms. Mary Kendall, Deputy 
Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. 
Department of the Interior.
    July 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Firearms and Munitions at Risk: Examining Inadequate 
Safeguards'' Witnesses: The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, 
Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. 
Department of Justice; Mr. Thomas R. Kane Ph. D., Acting 
Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons; Mr. Steven A. Ellis, 
Deputy Director of Operations, Bureau of Land Management; Mr. 
Jeffery Orner, Chief Readiness Support Officer, U.S. Department 
of Homeland Security.
    July 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Oversight of the State Department'' Witness: The Honorable 
James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigations.
    July 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Religious Liberty and H.R. 2802, The First Amendment Defense 
Act (FADA)'' Witnesses: The Honorable Mike Lee, U.S. Senator, 
Utah, The Honorable Raul Labrador, U.S. Congressman, Idaho 1st 
Congressional District, Mr. Kelvin Cochran, Former Fire Chief, 
Atlanta Fire Department, Mr. Jim Obergefell, Appearing in 
personal capacity, Ms. Kristen Waggoner, Senior Counsel and 
Senior Vice President, U.S. Legal Advocacy, Alliance Defending 
Freedom, Ms. Katherine Franke, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher 
Professor of Law Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, 
Columbia School of Law, Mr. Matthew J. Franck, Ph.D., appearing 
in personal capacity.
    July 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Oversight of the FDIC Application Process'' The Honorable 
Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman, United States Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation; Mr. Matthew Browning, Former Board 
Member, National Association of Industrial Bankers; Dr. Simon 
Johnson, Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT 
Sloan School of Management; Mr. Guy Williams, President and 
Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company.
    July 14, 2016, 9:30 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Recalcitrant Countries: Denying Visas to Countries that 
Refuse to take back their Deported Nationals'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Michele Thoren Bond, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Daniel 
Ragsdale, Deputy Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    September 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Examining FOIA compliance at the Department of 
State'' Witnesses: The Honorable Ambassador Patrick F. Kennedy, 
Under Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of State; The 
Honorable Janice Jacobs, Transparency Coordinator, U.S. 
Department of State; Ms. Karin Lang, Director of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Clarence Finney, 
Jr., Deputy Director for Correspondence, Records, and Staffing 
Division of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of 
State.
    September 12, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Classifications and Redactions in FBI's Investigative 
File'' Witnesses: The Honorable Peter Kadzik, Assistant 
Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, Department of 
Justice; The Honorable Julia Frifield, Assistant Secretary of 
the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Department of State; Mr. 
Jason Herring, Acting Assistant Director for Congressional 
Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Ms. Deirdre Walsh, 
Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs, Office of the 
Director of National Intelligence; Mr. Neal Higgins, Director 
of Congressional Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency; James 
Samuel, Jr., Chief of Congressional Affairs, National 
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Mr. Trumbull Soule, Director of 
Legislative Affairs, National Security Agency.
    September 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Examining Preservation of State Department Records'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Justin Cooper, former employee of President Bill 
Clinton and the Clinton Foundation; Mr. Paul Combetta, Platte 
River Networks; Mr. Bill Thornton, Platte River Networks; Mr. 
Bryan Pagliano, Former Senior Advisor for Information Resource 
Management, U.S. Department of State.
    September 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee Hearing 
titled, ``Examining the Affordable Care Act's Premium 
Increases'' Witnesses: Dr. Mandy Cohen, Chief Operating 
Officer, Office of the Administrator, U.S. Department of Health 
and Human Services; Mr. Al Redmer, Jr., Commissioner of the 
Maryland Insurance Administration, National Association of 
Insurance Commissioners; Mr. Chris Carlson, Principal at Oliver 
Wyman, America's Health Insurance Plans; Mr. Kurt Giesa, Head 
of Actuarial Healthcare Practice at Oliver Wyman, Blue Cross 
Blue Shield Association; Mr. Topher Spiro, Vice President of 
Health Policy, Center for American Progress.
    September 21, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Reviewing the Rising Price of Epipens'' Witnesses: 
Mr. Douglas Throckmorton, Deputy Director of Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Ms. 
Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer, Mylan.
    September 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee titled, 
``Examining Preservation of State Department Federal Records''
    September 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Examining Misconduct and Mismanagement at the 
National Park Service'' Witnesses: Mr. Michael Reynolds, Deputy 
Director for Operations, National Park Service, U.S. Department 
of Interior; Ms. Kelly Martin, Chief of Fire and Aviation 
Management at Yosemite National Park, U.S. Department of 
Interior; Mr. Brian Healy, Fisheries Program Manager at the 
Grand Canyon National Park, U.S. Department of Interior.
    November 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Oversight of the Secret Service'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable John Roth, Inspector General, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security; Mr. Tom Dougherty, Chief Strategy Officer, 
U.S. Secret Service; B.Gen. Kevin Nally, Ret., Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Secret Service.
    November 30, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``Oversight of DEA's Confidential Source Program'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector 
General, U.S. Department of Justice; Mr. Robert W. Patterson, 
Chief Inspector, Assistant Administrator, Drug Enforcement 
Administration, U.S. Department of Justice.
    December 1, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Examining Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination at the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture'' Witnesses: Ms. Lesa Donnelly, 
Vice President, U.S. Department of Agriculture Coalition of 
Minority Employees; Ms. Lenise Lago, Deputy Chief, Business 
Operations, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture; The Honorable Joe Leonard, Jr., Assistant 
Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Ms. 
Denice Rice, Fire Prevention Technician, Region 5, Eldorado 
National Forest, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture.
    December 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Examining the Costs of Overclassification on Transparency and 
Security'' Witnesses: Mr. J. William Leonard, Former Director, 
Information Security Oversight Office; Mr. Steven Aftergood, 
Director, Project on Government Secrecy, Federation of American 
Scientists; Mr. Tom Blanton, Director, National Security 
Archive, The George Washington University, Mr. Scott Amey, 
General Counsel, Project on Government Oversight.

            HEARINGS--SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

    February 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Ensuring Government Transparency 
Through FOIA Reform.'' Witnesses: Ms. Miriam Nisbet, Former 
Director, Office of Government Information Services, National 
Archives & Records Administration; Mr. Frederick J. Sadler, 
Former FOIA Officer, Food and Drug Administration; Mr. Rick 
Blum, Director, Sunshine in Government Initiative.
    March 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Federal Workforce Tax 
Accountability.'' Witnesses: Mr. Brad Huther, Chief Financial 
Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Mr. 
E.J. Holland, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services; Mr. Seto Bagdoyan, 
Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. Alan L. Chvotkin, 
Executive Vice President and Counsel, Professional Services 
Council; Ms. Maureen Gilman, Legislative and Political 
Director, National Treasury Employees Union.
    April 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``The Taxpayer Advocate's Annual 
Report.'' Witness: Ms. Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, 
Internal Revenue Service.
    April 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``The Worst Places to Work in the 
Federal Government.'' Witnesses: The Honorable David S. 
Ferriero, Archivist, National Archives and Records 
Administration; The Honorable Manuel Ehrlich, Board Member, 
U.S. Chemical Safety Board; Ms. Catherine V. Emerson, Chief 
Human Capital Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; 
Mr. Robert Goldenkoff, Director of Strategic Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.
    May 1, 2015, 9:30 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Is the Railroad Retirement Board 
Doing Enough to Protect Against Fraud?'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Martin J. Dickman, Inspector General, Railroad 
Retirement Board; The Honorable Michael S. Schwartz, Chairman, 
Railroad Retirement Board; Mr. Daniel Bertoni, Director, 
Education, Workforce, and Income Security, Government 
Accountability Office.
    May 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Issues Facing Civilian and Postal 
Service Vehicle Fleet Procurement.'' Witnesses: Mr. Joseph 
Corbett, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, 
United States Postal Service; Mr. William Toth Jr., Director, 
Office of Motor Vehicle Management, General Services 
Administration; Ms. Kate M. Vigneau, Director of Professional 
Development, NAFA Fleet Management Association; Ms. Lori 
Rectanus, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.
    June 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Fair Competition in International 
Shipping.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Robert Taub, Acting 
Chairman, Postal Regulatory Commission; Mr. Robert Faucher, 
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International 
Organization Affairs, United States Department of State; Mr. 
Randy Miskanic, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice 
President, United States Postal Service; Ms. Nancy Sparks, 
Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs, FedEx Express; Mr. Paul 
Misener, Vice President for Global Public Policy, Amazon; The 
Honorable David C. Williams, Inspector General, United States 
Postal Service.
    December 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Office of National Drug Control 
Policy: Reauthorization.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Michael 
Botticelli, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; 
Mr. David Kelley, Congressional Liaison, National High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Directors Association; Mr. 
David Maurer, Director of Justice and Law Enforcement Issues, 
Government Accountability Office.
    December 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Merit Systems Protection Board 
(MSPB), Office of Government Ethics (OGE), and Office of 
Special Counsel (OSC) Reauthorization.'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Susan Tsui Grundmann, Chairman, U.S. Merit Systems 
Protection Board; The Honorable Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, 
U.S. Office of Government Ethics; The Honorable Carolyn N. 
Lerner, Special Counsel, U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
    January 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing: ``Army Fee Assistance Program: Part II'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Michael Botticelli, Director, Office 
of National Drug Control Policy; Mr. David Kelley, 
Congressional Liaison, National High Intensity Drug Trafficking 
Areas Directors Association; Mr. David Maurer, Director of 
Justice and Law Enforcement Issues, Government Accountability 
Office.
    March 2, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Firearms Lost: GSA's 
Administration of the Surplus Firearm Donation Program'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Carol Fortine Ochoa, Inspector 
General, U.S. General Services Administration; Mr. William 
Sisk, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of General Supplies 
and Services, U.S. General Services Administration; Mr. Steve 
Ekin, President, National Association of State Agencies for 
Surplus Property.
    March 15, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Accountability and Transparency 
Reform at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Howard Shelanski, Administrator, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget; Michelle Sager, Director, Strategic 
Issues, Government Accountability Office; Richard Williams, 
Vice President of Policy Research, Director of Regulatory 
Studies Program, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; Sam 
Batkins, Director of Regulatory Policy, American Action Forum.
    April 15, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``The Taxpayer Advocate Annual 
Report to Congress'' Witnesses: Ms. Nina Olson, National 
Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service; Mr. James 
Buttonow, Chairman, Electronic Tax Administration Advisory 
Committee, Internal Revenue Service.
    April 27, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations Subcommittee hearing titled, ``The Best and Worst 
Places to Work in the Federal Government'' Witnesses: Ms. 
Lauren Leo, Chief Human Capital Officer, National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration; Ms. Angela Bailey, Chief Human 
Capital Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Ms. 
Sydney Rose, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Department of 
Labor; Ms. Towanda Brooks, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development; Mr. Max Stier, 
President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service.
    May 12, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``D.C. Home Rule: Examining the 
Intent of Congress in the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 
1973'' Witnesses: Ms. Edda Emmanuelli Perez, Managing Associate 
General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Mr. Jacques DePuy, Partner (Retired), 
Greenstein Delorme & Luchs, P.C., Former Counsel (1971-1974), 
Subcommittee on Government Operations and Reorganization; Mr. 
Philip H. Mendelson, Chairman, Council of the District of 
Columbia; Mr. Irvin B. Nathan, Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter, 
Former Attorney General, District of Columbia; Mr. Brian 
Netter, Partner, Mayer Brown.
    July 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Contacting Fairness'' Witnesses: 
Ms. Angela B. Styles, Partner, Crowell & Moring; Mr. John 
Palatiello, President, Business Coalition for Fair Contracting; 
Mr. Maurice McTigue, Vice President, Outreach, Mercatus Center; 
Donald F. Kettl, Ph.D., Professor, School of Public Policy, 
University of Maryland.
    July 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Examining Mismanagement in Office 
of Justice Programs Grantmaking'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, U.S. Department of 
Justice; Ms. Beth McGarry, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney 
General for Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of 
Justice; Gretta L. Goodwin, Ph.D., Acting Director, Homeland 
Security and Justice, U.S. Government Accountability Office; 
Jeffrey Sedgwick, Ph.D., Executive Director, Justice Research 
and Statistics Association.
    September 22, 2016, 3:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Examining Billion Dollar Waste 
Through Improper Payments'' Witnesses: The Honorable David 
Mader, Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, The 
Office of Management and Budget; Ms. Sheila Conley, Deputy 
Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services; Ms. Laurie Park, Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
Finance, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Ms. Marianna 
LaCanfora, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Chair 
of the Improper Payments Board, U.S. Social Security 
Administration; Mr. Jeff Schramek, Assistant Commissioner, Debt 
Management Services, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. 
Department of the Treasury.
    September 23, 2016, 9:30 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Reviewing the Tennessee Valley 
Authority's Prohibition on Houseboats'' Witnesses: Mr. William 
(Bill) D. Johnson, President and CEO, Tennessee; Valley 
Authority; Ms. Laura Sneed, Founder, Fontana Families for 
Floating Houses; Mr. David Monteith, Vice Chairman, Swain 
County Board of Commissioners; Mr. Michael Wilks, President, 
Tennessee Valley Floating Home Alliance; Mr. Michael Butler, 
Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Wildlife Federation.
    November 16, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``2020 Census: Outcomes of the 2016 
Site Test.'' Witnesses: The Honorable John H. Thompson, 
Director, U.S. Census Bureau; Mr. Kevin B. Smith, Associate 
Director for Information Technology and Chief Information 
Officer, U.S. Census Bureau; Mr. David Powner, Director, 
Information Technology Management Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office, Mr. Robert Goldenkoff, Director, 
Strategic Issues--Census Issues, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office.
    November 16, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``2020 Census: Outcomes of the 2016 
Site Test.'' Witnesses: The Honorable John H. Thompson, 
Director, U.S. Census Bureau; Mr. Kevin B. Smith, Associate 
Director for Information Technology and Chief Information 
Officer, U.S. Census Bureau; Mr. David Powner, Director, 
Information Technology Management Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office, Mr. Robert Goldenkoff, Director, 
Strategic Issues--Census Issues, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office.
    November 30, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. the Subcommittee on 
Government Operations hearing titled, ``Federal Long-Term Care 
Insurance Program: Examining Premium Increases.'' Witnesses: 
Mr. Michael Doughty, President and General Manager, John 
Hancock Insurance, Mr. John O'Brien, Senior Advisor for Health 
Policy, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Ms. Laurel 
Kastrup, Chair of the Health Financial Reporting and Solvency 
Committee, American Academy of Actuaries, Mr. Richard G. 
Thissen, National President, National Active and Retired 
Federal Employees Association, Marc A. Cohen, Ph.D., Clinical 
Professor of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts--Boston.
    December 7, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Time and Attendance Abuse at the 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Russell Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Intellectual Property, Deputy Director, United States Patent 
and Trademark Office, Mr. David Smith, Acting Deputy Inspector 
General, U.S. Department of Commerce, Ms. Pamela R. Schwartz, 
President, Patent Office Professional Association, Mr. David 
Chu, Panel Chair, National Academy of Public Administration.
    December 8, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``DATA Act Implementation Check-
in.'' Witnesses Ms. Paula Rascona, Director, Financial 
Management and Assurance, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office, The Honorable David Mader, Controller, Office of 
Federal Financial Management, The Office of Management and 
Budget, Mr. David A. Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. 
Department of the Treasury, Ms. Courtney Timberlake, Deputy 
Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, Mr. Timothy E. Gribben, Chief Financial Officer 
and Associate Administrator for Performance Management, U.S. 
Small Business Administration.

  HEARINGS--SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE, BENEFITS, AND ADMINISTRATIVE 
                                 RULES

    February 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Health Care, 
Benefits and Administrative Rules hearing titled, ``From Health 
Care Enrollment to Tax Filing: A PPACA Update.'' Witness: Mr. 
Kevin Counihan, Director of Marketplace, Chief Executive 
Officer of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance 
Oversight, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
    June 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Health Care, 
Benefits and Administrative Rules hearing titled, ``Examining 
Fraud, Waste, and Abuse at the Export-Import Bank.'' Witness: 
The Honorable Fred Hochberg, Chairman and President, U.S. 
Export-Import Bank.
    February 25, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Health Care, 
Benefits, and Administrative Rules hearing titled, ``Review of 
Obamacare Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs)'' 
Witnesses: Dr. Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, Chief Operating Officer 
and Chief Staff, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Mr. Al Redmer, 
Jr., Commissioner, Maryland Insurance Administration.
    July 13, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Health Care, 
Benefits, and Administrative Rules hearing titled, ``From 
Premium Increases to Failing CO-OPs: An Obamacare Checkup'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Kevin Counihan, Deputy Administrator and 
Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance 
Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services; Ms. Linda Blumberg, 
Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Urban Institute.

                 HEARINGS--SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE INTERIOR

    February 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on the Interior 
hearing titled, ``Examining the Impacts of the EPA Air and 
Water Regulations on the States and the American People.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Tim Fox, Attorney General for the 
State of Montana, The Honorable Leslie Rutledge, Attorney 
General for the State of Arkansas; Ms. Anne E. Smith, Ph.D., 
Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting; Mr. David 
Harrison, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, NERA Economic 
Consulting; Ms. Susan F. Tierney, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, 
Analysis Group.
    April 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on the Interior 
hearing titled, ``Examining the Department of Energy's Excess 
Uranium Management Plan.'' Witnesses: Mr. John Kotek, Principal 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, The Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. 
Department of Energy; Mr. David Trimble, Director, Natural 
Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office; Mr. Scott Melbye, Executive Vice President, Uranium 
Energy Corporation.
    June 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on the Interior 
hearing titled, ``The Impact of Executive Order 13658 on Public 
Land Guides and Outfitters.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Chris 
Stewart, U.S. House of Representatives, Utah's 2nd District; 
Mr. Michael Lazzeri, Assistant Administrator for Government 
Contracts; Mr. Mike Cottingham, Owner, Wilderness Ventures; Mr. 
David Brown, Executive Director, American Outdoors Association.
    July 23, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on the Interior 
hearing titled, ``Modernizing the National Park Service 
Concession Program.'' Witnesses: Ms. Lena McDowall, Chief 
Financial Officer, National Park Service, U.S. Department of 
the Interior; Mr. Terry MacRae, Chairman & Chief Executive 
Officer, Hornblower, Inc.; Mr. Alex Klein, Vice President and 
General Manager, Grand Teton Lodge Company and Flagg Ranch 
Company; Mr. Christopher C. Belland, Chief Executive Officer, 
Historic Tours of America.
    August 6, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. Subcommittee on the Interior 
field hearing titled, ``Threats to Grazing from Federal 
Regulatory Overreach'' at Uinta County Library, Evanston, 
Wyoming.
    December 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on the Interior 
hearing titled, ``Examining Invasive Species Policy.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Jamie Reaser, Ph. D., Executive Director, 
National Invasive Species Council, U.S. Department of the 
Interior; Mr. Scott J. Cameron, President, Reduce Risks from 
Invasive Species Coalition; Mr. Alan D. Steinman, Ph.D., 
Director and Professor, Robert B. Annis Water Resources 
Institute, Grand Valley State University; Mr. George Beck, 
Ph.D., Professor of Weed Science, Colorado State University.
    March 23, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on the Interior 
hearing titled, ``Bureau of Land Management Public Lands.'' 
Witness: The Honorable Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of 
Land Management, Department of Interior.
    April 20, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Subcommittee on the Interior 
hearing titled, ``Barriers to Endangered Species Act Delisting, 
Part I'' Witnesses: Mr. Lowell Baier, Attorney at Law, 
Environmental Historian; Mr. Robert Thorton, Partner, Nossaman, 
LLP; Mr. Joel Bousman, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners, 
Sublette County, WY; Mr. Robert Glicksman, J.B. and Maurice C. 
Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, The George Washington 
University Law School; Ms. Karen Budd-Falen, Senior Partner, 
Budd-Falen Law Offices.
    May 24, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Interior hearing 
titled, ``Examining the Future of Recreation.Gov.'' Witnesses: 
Mr. Joe Mead, Director of Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer 
Resources, National Forest System; Mr. Rick DeLappe, Program 
Manager Recreation One Stop, U.S. Forest Service.
    June 10, 2016, Subcommittee on the Interior hearing titled, 
``The Impact of Executive Order 13658 on Public Land Guides and 
Outfitters.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Chris Stewart, U.S. 
House of Representatives; Mr. Michael Lazzeri, Assistant 
Administrator for Government Contracts, United States 
Department of Labor; Mr. Mike Cottingham, Owner, Wilderness 
Ventures; Mr. David L. Brown, Executive Director, America 
Outdoors Association.
    September 13, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on the Interior 
hearing titled, ``21st Century Conservation Practices.'' 
Witnesses: Ms. Judith Schwartz, Author Cows Save the Planet: 
And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth; 
Mr. Byron Shelton, Senior Program Director, Savory Institute.

            HEARINGS--SUBCOMMITTEE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    March 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology hearing titled, ``Cybersecurity: The Evolving Nature 
of Cyber Threats Facing the Private Sector.'' Witnesses: Mr. 
Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Strategist, FireEye, Inc.; Mr. 
David French, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, 
National Retail Federation; Mr. Daniel Nutkis, Chief Executive 
Officer, Health Information Trust Alliance; Mr. Doug Johnson, 
Senior Vice President and Chief Advisor, Payments and 
Cybersecurity Policy, American Bankers Association; Mr. Ed 
Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director & Senior Fellow, United 
States Public Interest Research Group.
    April 29, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology hearing titled, ``Encryption Technology and 
Potential U.S. Policy Responses.'' Witnesses: Mr. Kevin S. 
Bankston, Policy Director, New America's Open Technology 
Institute; Dr. Matthew Blaze, Associate Professor, Computer and 
Information Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, 
University of Pennsylvania; Mr. Daniel F. Conley, District 
Attorney, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; Ms. Amy S. Hess, 
Executive Assistant Director, Science and Technology Branch, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice; 
Mr. Jon Potter, President, Application Developers Alliance.
    September 22, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology field hearing titled, ``The State of the Cloud'' at 
the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas.''
    October 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology hearing titled, ``Examining Law Enforcement Use of 
Cell Phone Tracking Devices.'' Witnesses: Ms. Elana Tyrangiel, 
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal 
Policy, U.S. Department of Justice; Mr. Seth Stodder, Assistant 
Secretary, Threat Prevention and Security Policy, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security.
    March 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology hearing titled, ``VA Cybersecurity and IT 
Oversight'' Witnesses: The Honorable LaVerne H. Council, 
Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief 
Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. 
Department of Veterans Affairs; Mr. Brian Burns, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Information Security, Office of 
Information and Technology, U.S. Department of Veterans 
Affairs; Mr. Brent Arronte, Deputy Assistant Inspector General 
for Audits and Evaluations, Office of Inspector General, U.S. 
Department of Veterans Affairs; Mr. Michael W. Bowman, Director 
of the Information Technology and Security Audits Division, 
Office of Audits and Evaluations, Office of Inspector General, 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
    April 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology hearing titled, ``Federal Cybersecurity Detection, 
Response, and Mitigation'' Witnesses: Mr. Sanjeev Bhagowalia, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems & Chief 
Information Officer, Department of the Treasury; Mr. Steven C. 
Taylor, Chief Information Officer, Department of State; Mr. 
Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity & 
Communications, Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Richard 
Barger, Chief Intelligence Officer, ThreatConnect, Inc.
    June 20, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology field hearing titled, ``Federal Efforts to Improve 
Cybersecurity.''
    September 22, 2016, 3:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology hearing titled, ``Closing the Talent Gap in Federal 
IT'' Witnesses: Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, 
Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation; Mr. 
Scott Montgomery, Vice President & Chief Technical Strategist, 
Intel Security; Mr. Gene Bowman, Executive Director, Alamo 
Academies; Mr. Emile Cambry, Founder, Blue 1647.
    September 28, 2016 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology hearing titled, ``Cybersecurity: Ensuring the 
Integrity of the Ballot Box'' Witnesses: Mr. Andy Ozment, 
Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security; Commissioner Thomas Hicks, 
Chairman, U.S. Election Assistance Commission; The Honorable 
Brian P. Kemp, Secretary of State, State of Georgia; Mr. Andrew 
W. Appel, Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science, 
Princeton University; Mr. Lawrence Norden, Deputy Director, 
Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice, New York 
University School of Law.
    November 16, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology hearing titled, ``Federal Cybersecurity After the 
OPM Data Breach: Have Agencies Learned their Lesson?'' 
Witnesses: Ms. Renee P. Wynn, Chief Information Officer, 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Mr. Jonathan 
Alboum, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture; Mr. Robert Klopp, Deputy Commissioner and Chief 
Information Officer, Social Security Administration.

              HEARINGS--SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY

    April 29, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
hearing titled, ``Following the Trail of U.S. Taxpayers' 
Dollars Abroad: On-Budget Assistance in Afghanistan.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable John F. Sopko, Special Inspector 
General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
    June 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
hearing titled, ``A Review of Veterans Affairs Major Lease 
Procurement.'' Witnesses: Mrs. Stella Fiotes, Executive 
Director, Office of Construction and Facilities Management, 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Mr. Norbert Doyle, Chief 
Procurement and Logistics Officer, Veterans Health 
Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Mr. Dave 
Wise, Director of the Physical Infrastructure Team, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. Jerry Cameron, Assistant 
County Administrator, St. Johns County, Florida.
    July 28, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
titled, ``Impact of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions 
Movement.'' Witnesses: Mr. Daniel Birnbaum, Chief Executive 
Officer, SodaStream International Ltd.; Mr. Mark Dubowitz, 
Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, 
Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance; Mr. Eugene 
Kontorovich, Professor of Law, Northwestern University, School 
of Law; Mr. Matthew Duss, President, Foundation for Middle East 
Peace.
    October 28, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on National 
Security hearing titled, ``Radicalization: Social Media and the 
Rise of Terrorism.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Mark D. Wallace, 
Chief Executive Officer, Counter Extremism Project (former U.S. 
Ambassador to the UN); Mr. Walter Purdy, President, Terrorism 
Research Center; Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow, 
Foundation for Defense of Democracies; The Honorable Alberto M. 
Fernandez, Vice President, Middle East Media Research Institute 
(former U.S. Ambassador to the Equatorial Guinea).
    November 5, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on National 
Security titled, ``Iran's Power Projection Capabilities.'' 
Witnesses: Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, USAF (Ret.), Member of 
the Iran Policy Committee; Mr. Jonathan Schanzer, Vice 
President for Research, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; 
Steven Bucci, Ph.D., Director, Center for Foreign and National 
Security Policy, The Heritage Foundation; Mr. Alireza Nader, 
Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation.
    February 2, 2016 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National 
Security hearing titled, ``Seeking Justice for Victims of 
Palestinian Terrorism in Israel'' Witnesses: Mr. Brad Wiegmann, 
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, 
U.S. Department of Justice; Ms. Sarri Singer, Founder and 
Director, Strength to Strength; Mr. Peter Schwartz, Uncle to a 
Victim of Terrorism; Mr. Arnold Roth, Father to a Victim of 
Terrorism.
    April 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
hearing titled, ``Connecting Veterans with PTSD with Service 
Dogs'' Witnesses: Dr. Michael Fallon, Chief Veterinary Medical 
Officer, Office of Research and Development, Department of 
Veterans Affairs; Rory Diamond, Executive Director, K9s for 
Warriors; Cole Lyle, Veteran with PTSD; Steve Feldman, 
Executive Director, Human Animal Bond Research Initiative 
(HABRI) Foundation.
    May 24, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
hearing titled, ``Guantanamo Bay: The Remaining Detainees'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Fellos, Foundation for 
Defense of Democracies; Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.), 
Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Cole; Mr. Jay Alan Liotta, 
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Detainee Affairs, U.S. 
Department of Defense; Mr. Alberto Mora, Senior Fellow, Carr 
Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
    September 7, 2016 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National 
Security hearing titled, ``Oversight of the Department of 
Defense Office of Inspector General's Military Whistleblower 
Reprisal Investigations'' Witnesses: The Honorable Ryan Zinke, 
Member of Congress, Montana (At-Large); The Honorable Glenn 
Fine, Principal Deputy Inspector General, U.S. Department of 
Defense; Ms. Lori Atkinson, Assistant Director, Defense 
Capabilities and Management, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office; Ms. Mandy Smithberger, Director, Straus Military Reform 
Project, Project On Government Oversight.

       HEARINGS--SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC ASSETS

    February 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on 
Transportation and Public Assets hearing titled, ``Preventing 
Another MH370: Setting International Standards for Airline 
Flight Tracking.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Michael A. Lawson, 
American Ambassador, The United States Mission to ICAO; The 
Honorable Christopher A. Hart, Acting Chairman, National 
Transportation Safety Board; Mr. Kevin Hiatt, Senior Vice 
President for Safety and Flight Operations, International Air 
Transport Association.
    June 8, 2015, 2:30 p.m. Subcommittee on Transportation and 
Public Assets field briefing titled, ``Oversight of Major 
Transportation and Infrastructure Projects in New York City,'' 
at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 5th Floor Board 
Room, 347 Madison Avenue, New York, New York.
    September 30, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on 
Transportation and Public Assets hearing titled, ``Status of 
Toll Interoperability.'' Witnesses: Mr. James J. Eden, 
President, Alliance for Toll Interoperability; Mr. Patrick 
Jones, Executive Director and CEO, International Bridge, Tunnel 
and Turnpike Association; Mr. Thomas S. Knuckey, Volunteer 
Member, Interoperability Steering Committee, International 
Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, Chair, Roadside 
Operations Subcommittee; Mr. Jeffrey Lindley, Associate 
Administrator, Office of Operations, Federal Highway 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
    December 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on 
Transportation and Public Assets hearing titled, ``Moving Ahead 
for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) Program 
Consolidation.'' Witnesses: Mr. Thomas G. Echikson, Chief 
Counsel, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation; Mr. Brian Bezio, Chief Financial Officer, 
Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation; Mr. Peter Stephanos, Director, Office of 
Transportation Performance Management, Federal Highway 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation; Mr. David S. 
Zachry, Chairman, American Road & Transportation Builders 
Association; The Honorable Carlos Swonke, Director, 
Environmental Affairs, Texas Department of Transportation.
    February 3, 2016, 1:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets Hearing titled, ``Securing our Skies: 
Oversight of Aviation Credentials'' Witnesses: Darby LaJoye, 
Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security 
Operations, Transportation Security Administration; The 
Honorable John Roth, Inspector General, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security; Margaret Gilligan, Associate Administrator 
for Aviation Safety, FAA, Department of Transportation; 
Kathleen Carroll, Vice President of Government Affairs, HID 
Global.
    February 24, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets hearing titled, ``The Zika Virus: 
Coordination of a Multi-Agency Response'' Witnesses: Dr. Anne 
Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention; Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National 
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National 
Institutes of Health; Dr. John Armstrong, Surgeon General and 
Secretary of Health, State of Florida; Dr. Bill Moreau, 
Managing Director for Sports Medicine, United States Olympic 
Committee.
    February 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets hearing titled, ``Oversight of Federal 
Vehicles'' Witnesses: Ms. Lori Rectanus, Director, Physical 
Infrastructure Issues, Government Accountability Office; Mr. 
Bill Toth, Director, Office of Fleet Management, General 
Services Administration; Mr. Tom Howard, Inspector General, 
Amtrak; Mr. Joseph H. Boardman, President and Chief Executive 
Officer, Amtrak.
    July 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Transportation and 
Public Assets hearing titled, ``Lagging Behind: The State of 
High Speed Rail in the United States'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Sarah Feinberg, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration; 
Mr. Baruch Feigenbaum, Assistant Director, Transportation 
Policy, Reason Foundation; Mr. Thomas Hart, Jr., President, 
Rail Forward; Mr. Chris Koos, Mayor, Normal, IL.
    September 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m. Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets hearing titled, ``Oversight of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency's Response to the Baton Rouge Flood 
Disaster'' Witnesses: The Honorable John Bel Edwards, Governor, 
Louisiana; Tony Robinson, Regional Administrator, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency; The Honorable Jr. Shelton, Mayor, 
Central, Louisiana; The Honorable Gerard Landry, Mayor, Denham 
Springs, Louisiana; The Honorable Rick Ramsey, Mayor, Walker, 
Louisiana.
    September 23, 2016, 9:15 a.m. The Subcommittee on 
Transportation and Public Assets hearing titled, ``Vacant 
Federal Properties'' Witnesses: The Honorable David Mader, 
Controller, Office of Management and Budget; The Honorable 
Gregory Parham, Assistant Secretary for Administration, 
Department of Agriculture; Mr. Michael Gelber, Deputy 
Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, General Services 
Administration; Mr. David Wise, Director, Physical 
Infrastructure, Government Accountability Office.

                      SUBCOMMITTEE JOINT HEARINGS

    February 12, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National 
Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and 
Administrative Rules joint hearing titled, ``The President's 
Executive Actions on Immigration and Their Impact on Federal 
and State Elections.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Jon Husted, 
Ohio Secretary of State; The Honorable Kris Kobach, Kansas 
Secretary of State; The Honorable Hans von Spakovsky, Senior 
Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial 
Studies, The Heritage Foundation; The Honorable Matthew Dunlap, 
Maine Secretary of State.
    February 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Public 
Assets joint hearing titled, ``D.C. Metro: Is there a Safety 
Gap?'' Witnesses: Mr. Mortimer L. Downey III, Board of 
Directors, Chairman, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit 
Authority; The Honorable Christopher A. Hart, Acting Chairman, 
National Transportation Safety Board; Ms. Jackie L. Jeter, 
President and Business Agent, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 
689; Mr. Edward R. Mills, Assistant Fire Chief Operations, DC 
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department; Mr. Jonathan 
Rogers, January 12, 2015 Metrorail Passenger.
    February 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on National 
Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and 
Administrative Rules joint hearing titled, ``A Review of the 
Dept. of Homeland Security's Policies and Procedures for the 
Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-Citizens Unlawfully 
Present in the U.S.'' Witnesses: Mr. Scott R. Jones, Sheriff, 
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department; Mr. Jamiel Shaw, Sr., 
Father of Jamiel Shaw II; Mr. Michael Ronnebeck, Uncle of Grant 
Ronnebeck; Ms. Jessica M. Vaughn, Director of Policy Studies, 
Center for Immigration Studies; Mr. Gregory Z. Chen, Director 
of Advocacy, American Immigration Lawyer Association.
    March 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and 
Administrative Rules joint hearing titled, ``Challenges Facing 
OIRA in Ensuring Transparency and Effective Rulemaking.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Howard Shelanski, Administrator, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget.
    March 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and 
Administrative Rules joint hearing titled, ``The Fiscal Costs 
of the President's Executive Actions on Immigration.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow, Domestic 
Policy Studies, DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, 
Heritage Foundation; Steven A. Camarota, Ph.D., Director of 
Research, Center for Immigration Studies; Eileen O'Connor, 
Esq., Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Ms. Avideh 
Moussavian, Economic Justice Policy Attorney, National 
Immigration Law Center.
    April 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Health Care, 
Benefits and Administrative Rules the and Committee on 
Financial Services' Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade 
joint hearing titled, ``Oversight of Efforts to Reform the 
Export-Import Bank of the United States.'' Witnesses: Ms. 
Kimberly Gianopoulos, Director, International Affairs and 
Trade, Government Accountability Office; The Honorable Fred 
Hochberg, Chairman and President, U.S. Export-Import Bank; Mr. 
Mike McCarthy, Acting Inspector General, U.S. Export-Import 
Bank; The Honorable Nathan Sheets, Under Secretary for 
International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury; Mr. Mike 
Thorum, Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and 
Evaluations, U.S. Export-Import Bank.
    April 30, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Health Care, 
Benefits and Administrative Rules and the Committee on 
Financial Services' Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade 
joint hearing titled, ``Examining the Export-Import Bank's 
Mandates.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Fred Hochberg, Chairman 
and President, U.S. Export-Import Bank.
    May 13, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
and Subcommittee on the Interior joint hearing titled, ``The 
EMP Threat: The State of Preparedness Against the Threat of an 
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Event.'' Witnesses: Congressman 
Trent Franks, Representative of Arizona's 8th District; Dr. 
George Baker, Professor Emeritus at James Madison University; 
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on 
National and Homeland Security; Mr. Mike Caruso, Director, 
Government and Specialty Business Development, ETS-Lindgren.
    June 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology Reform 
Act's Role in Reducing IT Acquisition Risk.'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Anne Rung, Administrator, Office of Federal 
Procurement Policy, The Office of Management and Budget; Mr. 
Tony Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of E-
Government and Information Technology, The Office of Management 
and Budget; Mr. David A. Powner, Director, IT Management 
Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Mr. Richard 
Spires, Chief Executive Officer, Resilient Network Systems, 
Inc.
    June 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and 
Administrative Rules joint hearing titled, ``A Review of the 
President's Executive Actions on Immigration.'' Witnesses: Ms. 
Sarah R. Saldana, Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Leon 
Rodriguez, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. John Roth, Inspector 
General, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security.
    July 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and Subcommittee on the Interior joint hearing 
titled, ``Cybersecurity: The Department of the Interior.'' 
Witnesses: Ms. Sylvia Burns, Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Department of the Interior; Ms. Mary Kendall, Deputy Inspector 
General, U.S. Department of the Interior; Mr. Jefferson 
Gilkeson, Director of IT Audits, Office of the Inspector 
General, U.S. Department of the Interior; Mr. Bernard Mazer, 
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Inspector General, U.S. 
Department of the Interior.
    July 21, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Transportation and 
Public Assets and the Subcommittee on Government Operations 
joint hearing titled, ``D.C. Metro: Update.'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, Vice Chairman, National 
Transportation Safety Board; Mr. Jack Requa, Interim General 
Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area 
Transit Authority; Mr. Denis Anosike, Chief Financial Officer, 
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Ms. Helen Lew, 
Inspector General, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit 
Authority.
    July 29, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``DATA Act Implementation.'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United 
States, U.S. Government Accountability Office; The Honorable 
David Mader, Controller, Office of Federal Financial 
Management, The Office of Management and Budget; Mr. David A. 
Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the 
Treasury; Mr. Robert A. Taylor, Deputy Assistant Inspector 
General for Audit, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    October 27, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs' Subcommittee 
on Oversight and Investigations joint hearing titled, ``VA and 
DoD IT: Electronic Health Records Interoperability.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary 
for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Department of Veterans Affairs; Mr. Brian P. Burns, Deputy 
Director, Warfighter Systems Integration, Office of Information 
Dominance, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Mr. David 
DeVries, Principle Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Department of Defense; Ms. Valerie C. Melvin, Director of 
Information Management and Technology Resources Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. Christopher A. Miller, 
Program Executive Officer, Defense Healthcare Management 
Systems.
    November 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Information Technology joint 
hearing titled, ``Preparing for 2020 Census: Will the 
Technology Be Ready?'' Witnesses: The Honorable John H. 
Thompson, Director, U.S. Census Bureau; Mr. Steven I. Cooper, 
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce; Mr. 
Robert Goldenkoff, Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Ms. Carol R. Cha, Director, Information 
Technology Acquisition Management Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office.
    November 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology Reform 
Act's (FITARA) Role in Reducing the IT Acquisition Risk, Part 
II--Measuring Agencies; FITARA Implementation.'' Witnesses: Mr. 
Tony Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of E-
Government and Information Technology, The Office of Management 
and Budget; Mr. Sonny Bhagowalia, Chief Information Officer, 
U.S. Department of Treasury; Mr. Richard McKinney, Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation; Mr. 
David Shive, Chief Information Officer, U.S. General Services 
Administration; Mr. David A. Powner, Director, IT Management 
Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office.
    November 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and Committee on Education and Workforce's 
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training joint 
hearing titled, ``Federal Student Aid: Performance Based 
Organization Review.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Kathleen Tighe, 
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education; Mr. James 
Runcie, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Education; 
Mr. Ben Miller, Senior Director, Postsecondary Education, 
Center for American Progress; Ms. Melissa Emrey-Arras, 
Director, Education Workforce and Income Security, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. Justin Draeger, 
President, National Association of Student Financial Aid 
Administrators.
    November 18, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets and the Subcommittee on Information 
Technology joint hearing titled, ``The Internet of Cars.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Nathaniel Beuse, Associate Administrator for 
Vehicle Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation; Mr. Harry M. 
Lightsey, III, Executive Director, Global Connected Customer 
Experience, Global Public Policy, General Motors Company; Mr. 
Sandy Lobenstein, Vice President, Connected Services and 
Product Planning, Toyota Motor Sales, USA; Mr. Diarmuid 
O'Connell, Vice President of Corporate and Business 
Development, Tesla Motors Inc.; Mr. Dean C. Garfield, President 
and CEO, Information Technology Industry Council; Ms. Khaliah 
Barnes, Associate Director, Administrative Law Counsel, 
Electronic Privacy Information Center.
    December 8, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on the Interior 
and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and 
Administrative Rules joint hearing titled, ``Examining the 
Stream Protection Rule.'' Witness: The Honorable Janice 
Schneider, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals 
Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.
    December 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on National 
Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and 
Administrative Rules joint hearing titled, ``Terrorism and the 
Visa Waiver Program.'' Witnesses: Ms. Kelli Ann Burriesci, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Screening Coordination, Office of 
Policy, Department of Homeland Security; Ms. Janice Kephart, 
Director, Homeland Security Solutions, MorphoTrak, LLC; Mr. 
Brian Michael Jenkins, Senior Advisor and President, RAND 
Corporation; Mr. Ken Gude, Senior Fellow, National Security 
Team, Center for American Progress.
    January 12, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology, and Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee 
on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security 
Technologies, joint hearing titled, ``Wassenaar: Cybersecurity 
and Export Control'' Witnesses: Mr. Vann Van Diepen, Principal 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International 
Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State; Ms. 
AnnGanzer, Director of Conventional Arms Threat Reduction for 
the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Kevin Wolf, Assistant 
Secretary for Export Administration at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce; Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for 
Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection 
and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; 
Ms. Cheri Flynn McGuire, Vice President for Global Government 
Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec; Mr. Iain 
Mulholland, Vice President for Engineering Trust and Assurance, 
VMware; Ms. Cristin Flynn Goodwin, Assistant General Counsel 
for Cybersecurity, Microsoft; Mr. Dean Garfield, President and 
CEO, Information Technology Industry Council.
    February 10, 2016, 3:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National 
Security and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``The President's Waiver of Restrictions on the 
Visa Waiver Program'' Witnesses: The Honorable Gil Kerlikowske, 
Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Department of 
Homeland Security; Ms. Hillary Batjer Johnson, Deputy 
Coordinator for Homeland Security, Screening, and Designations, 
Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State; Ms. 
Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies at the Center for 
Immigration Studies; Mr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow at 
the Foundation for Defense and Democracies; Mr. Stephen 
Heifetz, Partner at Steptoe and Johnson, LLP; Mr. Ken Gude, 
Senior Fellow, National Security Team, Center for American 
Progress.
    March 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on the Interior and 
the Subcommittee Health Care Benefits and Administrative Rules 
joint hearing titled, ``Examining the Renewable Fuel Standard'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Christopher Grundler, Director, Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency; Mr. John M. DeCicco, Ph.D., Research Professor, 
University of Michigan Energy Institute; Ms. Kelly Stone, 
Policy Analyst, ActionAid USA; Mr. Wallace E. Tyner, Ph.D., 
James and Lois Ackerman Professor, Department of Agricultural 
Economics, Purdue University; Mr. Nicolas D. Loris, Herbert and 
Joyce Morgan Fellow, The Heritage Foundation.
    March 22, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and Health Care Benefits and Administrative Rules 
joint hearing titled, ``Opportunities and Challenges in 
Advancing Health Information Technology'' Witnesses: Dr. Karen 
DeSalvo, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Ms. 
Jessica Rich, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, U.S. 
Federal Trade Commission; Mr. Matthew Quinn, Federal Managing 
Director, Intel Healthcare and Life Sciences; Mr. Neil 
DeCrescenzo, Member, Executive Committee, Healthcare Leadership 
Council; Mr. Mark Savage, Director of Health IT Policy and 
Programs, National Partnership for Women and Families.
    March 23, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
and Government Operations joint hearing titled, ``National 
Security: Threats at Our Borders'' Witnesses: Mr. Ronald D. 
Vitiello, Acting Chief, U.S. Border Patrol, Customs and Border 
Patrol, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Steve McCraw, 
Director, Texas Department of Public Safety; Mr. Brandon Judd, 
President, National Border Patrol Council; Mr. Jan C. Ting, 
Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Ms. 
Eleanor Acer, Senior Director, Refugee Protection, Human Rights 
First.
    April 13, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets and Subcommittee on Government Operations 
joint hearing titled, ``Examining the Safety and Service of the 
D.C. Metro.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Jack Evans, Chairman of 
the Board, Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority; Mr. Paul 
Wiedefeld, General Manager, Washington Metropolitan Area 
Transit Authority; The Honorable Christopher A. Hart, Acting 
Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board; Ms. Carolyn 
Flowers, Senior Advisor, Federal Transit Administration.
    April 19, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Information Technology joint 
hearing titled, ``DATA ACT: Monitoring Implementation 
Progress'' Witnesses: Ms. Michelle Sager, Director, Strategic 
Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office; The Honorable 
David Mader, Controller, Office of Federal Financial 
Management, The Office of Management and Budget; Mr. David A. 
Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the 
Treasury; Mr. Michael Peckham, Executive Director, DATA Act 
Management Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.
    April 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on the Interior and 
the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative 
Rules joint hearing titled, ``Barriers to Endangered Species 
Act Delisting. Part II'' Witnesses: The Honorable Daniel M. 
Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    May 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on National Security joint 
hearing titled, ``Incorporating Social Media into Federal 
Background Investigations'' Witnesses: Mr. William Evanina, 
Director of National Counterintelligence and Security Center, 
Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Ms. Beth 
Cobert, Acting Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; 
Mr. Tony Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, The Office of 
Management and Budget.
    May 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology Reform Act 
(FITARA) Scorecard 2.0'' Witnesses: Mr. Steven I. Cooper, Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce; Ms. Dawn 
Leaf, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Labor; Mr. 
Michael M. Johnson, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department 
of Energy; Ms. Renee P. Wynn, Chief Information Officer, 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Mr. David A. 
Powner, Director, IT Management Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office.
    June 9, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on the Interior joint hearing 
titled, ``SNAP: Examining Efforts to Combat Fraud and Improve 
Program Integrity'' Witnesses: Mr. Kevin Concannon, Under 
Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture; Ms. Kay Brown, Director, Education, 
Workforce, and Income Security, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office; Ms. Mary Mayhew, Commissioner, Maine Department of 
Health and Human Services; Mr. Mike Carroll, Secretary, Florida 
Department of Children and Family Services; Ms. Stacy Dean, 
Vice President for Food Assistance Policy, Center on Budget and 
Policy Priorities.
    June 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``18F and U.S. Digital Service Oversight'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Mikey Dickerson, Administrator, U.S. Digital 
Service; Ms. Phaedra S. Chrousos, Commissioner, Technology 
Transformation Service, U.S. General Services Administration; 
Mr. David Powner, Director, IT Management Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. A.R. ``Trey'' Hodgkins, 
Senior Vice President, Public Sector, Information Technology 
Alliance for Public Sector, Information Technology Industry 
Council; Mr. David LeDuc, Senior Director of Public Policy, 
Software and Information Industry Association.
    July 13, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
and the Subcommittee on Information Technology joint hearing 
titled, ``Digital Acts of War: Evolving the Cybersecurity 
Conversation'' Witnesses: Mr. Aaron Hughes, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, U.S. Department of 
Defense; Mr. Chris Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. 
Department of State; Gen. (Ret.) Keith Alexander, CEO and 
President, IronNet Cybersecurity; Mr. Sean Kanuck, Counsel, 
Legal and Strategic Consulting Services (former National 
Intelligence Officer for Cyber); Mr. Peter Warren Singer, 
Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America.
    July 15, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Transportation and 
Public Assets and the Subcommittee on National Security joint 
hearing titled, ``Oversight of the Urban Area Security 
Initiative Grant Program'' Witnesses: Sheriff Jerry Demings, 
Orange County Sheriff's Office Chief John Mica, Orlando Police 
Department; Mr. Walter Purdy, President, Terrorism Research 
Center; Mr. Brian E. Kamoie, Assistant Administrator of Grant 
Program, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
    September 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National 
Security and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``Radicalization in the U.S. and the Rise of 
Terrorism'' Witnesses: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Ph.D., Senior 
Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Mr. Matt A. 
Mayer, Visiting Fellow, Homeland Security Studies, American 
Enterprise Institute; Mr. David Inserra, Policy Analyst, 
Foreign and National Security Policy, The Heritage Foundation; 
Mr. Richard Cohen, President, Southern Poverty Law Center.
    December 1, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and 
Administrative Rules hearing titled, ``Restoring the Power of 
the Purse: Legislative Options.'' Witnesses: Ms. Heather 
Krause, Acting Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office, Mr. Kevin Kosar, Senior Fellow and 
Governance Project Director, R Street Institute, Mr. Hudson 
Hollister, Executive Director, Data Coalition, Mr. Stephen M. 
Kohn, Executive Director, National Whistleblower Center.
    December 2, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Public 
Assets will hold a joint hearing entitle ``Oversight of the 
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.'' Witnesses: 
Mr. Paul Wiedefeld, General Manager, Washington Metropolitan 
Area Transit Authority, The Honorable Christopher A. Hart, 
Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board, Mr. Mathew 
Welbes, Executive Director, Federal Transit Administration.
    December 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations will 
hold a hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology 
Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard 3.0.'' Witnesses: Mr. Luke J. 
McCormack, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security, Chief Financial Officer, Designated Senior 
Official responsible for FITARA implementation, Mr. Frontis 
Wiggins, U.S. Department of State, Chief Information Officer, 
Chief Financial Officer, Designated Senior Official responsible 
for FITARA implementation, Mr. David A. Powner, Director, IT 
Management Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office.

                 FULL COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETINGS HELD

January 27, 2015--Organization Meeting

    Committee rules passed by a vote of 23-14.
    H.R. 50, Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act 
of 2015--reported favorably to the House by a vote of 20-13.
    H.R. 313, Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015--
reported favorably to House by voice vote.

February 11, 2015

    Committee oversight plan was passed by voice vote.

March 25, 2015

    1) H.R. 653 (Issa), the FOIA Oversight and Implementation 
Act of 2015:
    Mr. Meadows offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS);
    Mr. Chaffetz offered an amendment to the ANS to amend FOIA 
exemption five which exempts deliberative and pre decisional 
records from disclosure. The amendment excludes from the 
exemption: 1) controlling legal interpretations; 2) reports or 
memoranda created by an outside party at the request of an 
agency which is used to make a final policy; and 3) final 
guidance documents. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote;
    Mr. Chaffetz offered an amendment to the ANS to requires 
agencies to pay attorney fees and litigation costs for any case 
in which they do not prevail. The amendment was agreed to by 
voice vote;
    Ms. Maloney offered an amendment to the ANS to clarify that 
the presumption of openness would not be applied to records 
exempt under FOIA exemption eight. Ms. Maloney withdrew her 
amendment;
    The Meadows ANS, as amended, was agreed to by voice vote. 
The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    2) H.R. 901 (Meadows), the Eliminating Pornography from 
Agencies Act:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    3) H.R. 1069 (Duncan), the Presidential Library Donation 
Reform Act of 2015:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    4) H.R. 1562 (Chaffetz), the Contracting and Tax 
Accountability Act of 2015:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    5) H.R. 1563 (Chaffetz), the Federal Employee Tax 
Accountability Act of 2015:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    6) H.R. 1557 (Cummings), the Federal Employee 
Antidiscrimination Act of 2015:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    7) H.R. 1531 (Connolly), the Land Management Workforce 
Flexibility Act:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    8) H.R. 651 (Cicilline), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 820 Elmwood Avenue in 
Providence, Rhode Island, as the ``Sister Ann Keefe Post 
Office'':
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.

April 21, 2015

    1) H.J. Res. 43, Disapproving the action of the District of 
Columbia Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non-
Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014:
    The resolution was ordered favorably reported to the House 
by a record vote of 20 ayes to 16 nays:
    Voting Aye: Chaffetz, Mica, Duncan, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, 
Gosar, Gowdy, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, DeSantis, Mulvaney, 
Buck, Walker, Blum, Hice, Russell, Carter, Palmer. Voting Nay: 
Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Cartwright, 
Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Lieu, Watson Coleman, DeSaulnier, 
Boyle, Welch, Lujan Grisham.

May 19, 2015

    1) H.R. 2395 (Chaffetz), the Inspector General Empowerment 
Act of 2015:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    2) H.R. 1777 (Chaffetz), the Presidential Allowance 
Modernization Act:
    Mr. Meadows offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS);
    The Meadows ANS was agreed to by voice vote. The bill, as 
amended, was ordered favorably reported to the House by voice 
vote.
    3) H.R. 1831 (Ryan (WI)), the Evidence-Based Policymaking 
Commission Act of 2015:
    Mr. Meadows offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS);
    The Meadows ANS was agreed to by voice vote. The bill, as 
amended, was ordered favorably reported to the House by voice 
vote.
    4) H.R. 451 (Fleischmann), the Safe and Secure Federal 
Websites Act of 2015:
    Ms. Kelly offered an amendment to require agencies to 
encrypt, mask, or otherwise protect personally identifiable 
information (PII) collected by the federal government through 
its websites, and to limit the number of personnel with access 
to PII. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    5) H.R. 1759 (Ratcliffe), the All Economic Regulations Are 
Transparent (ALERT) Act of 2015:
    Mr. Lynch offered an amendment to require the reporting of 
benefits in the monthly and annual reports in addition to the 
costs, which the bill requires;
    Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to strike the six-month 
provision in the underlying bill;
    The Lynch amendment was defeated by a record vote of 17 
ayes to 18 nays:
    Voting Aye: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Lieu, Watson 
Coleman, Plaskett, DeSaulnier, Welch, Lujan Grisham;
    Voting Nay: Duncan, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, Gosar, 
DesJarlais, Gowdy, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, Mulvaney, Walker, 
Blum, Hice, Carter, Grothman, Hurd, Palmer;
    The Cummings amendment was defeated by a record vote of 18 
ayes to 19 nays:
    Voting Aye: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Lieu, Watson 
Coleman, Plaskett, DeSaulnier, Welch, and Lujan Grisham;
    Voting Nay: Jordan, Walberg, Amash, Gosar, DesJarlais, 
Gowdy, Farenthold, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, DeSantis, Mulvaney, 
Walker, Blum, Hice, Carter, Grothman, Hurd, Palmer;
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by a 
record vote of 20 ayes to 17 nays:
    Voting Aye: Duncan, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, Gosar, 
DesJarlais, Gowdy, Farenthold, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, 
DeSantis, Mulvaney, Walker, Blum, Hice, Carter, Grothman, Hurd, 
Palmer;
    Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Lieu, Watson 
Coleman, Plaskett, DeSaulnier, Welch, Lujan Grisham.
    The following bills were ordered favorably reported to the 
House by unanimous consent:
    6) H.R. 728, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 7050 Highway BB in Cedar Hill, 
Missouri, as the ``Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. 
Post Office'';
    7) H.R. 891, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 141 Paloma Drive in Floresville, 
Texas, as the ``Floresville Veterans Post Office Building'';
    8) H.R. 1326, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 2000 Mulford Road in Mulberry, 
Florida, as the ``Sergeant First Class Daniel M. Ferguson Post 
Office'';
    9) H.R. 1350, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 442 East 167th Street in 
Bronx, New York, as the ``Herman Badillo Post Office 
Building'';
    10) H.R. 1442, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in Kingston, 
New York, as the ``Staff Sergeant Robert H. Dietz Post Office 
Building''; and
    11) H.R. 1524, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 1 Walter Hammond Place in 
Waldwick, New Jersey, as the ``Staff Sergeant Joseph 
D'Augustine Post Office Building''.

July 22, 2015

    1) H.R. 598 (Walberg), the Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act:
    Mr. Walberg offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The Walberg ANS was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    2) H.R. 2320 (Mulvaney), the Federal Improper Payments 
Coordination Act of 2015:
    Mr. Mulvaney offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The Mulvaney ANS was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    3) H.R. 3089 (Walberg), the Grants Oversight and New 
Efficiency (GONE) Act:
    Mr. Walberg offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The Walberg ANS was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    4) H.R. 1613 (Huizenga), the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost 
Savings Act of 2015:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    5) S. 136, the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    6) H.R. 3116 (Lieu), the Quarterly Financial Report 
Reauthorization Act:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    The following bills were ordered favorably reported to the 
House by unanimous consent:
    7) H.R. 322, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 16105 Swingley Ridge Road in 
Chesterfield, Missouri, as the ``Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher Post 
Office'';
    8) H.R. 323, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 55 Grasso Plaza in St. Louis, 
Missouri, as the ``Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office'';
    9) H.R. 324, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 11662 Gravois Road in St. Louis, 
Missouri, as the ``Lt. Daniel P. Riordan Post Office'';
    10) H.R. 558, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 55 South Pioneer Boulevard in 
Springboro, Ohio, as the ``Richard `Dick' Chenault Post 
Office'';
    11) H.R. 1884, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 206 West Commercial Street in 
East Rochester, New York, as the ``Officer Daryl R. Pierson 
Memorial Post Office''; and
    12) H.R. 3059, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 4500 SE 28th Street, Del City, 
Oklahoma, as the ``James Robert Kalsu Post Office''.

October 9, 2015

    1) H.R. 10 (Boehner), the Scholarships for Opportunity and 
Results Reauthorization Act:
    Mr. Chaffetz offered a manager's amendment to strengthen 
the accreditation standards for participating schools; clarify 
how rollover funds are to be used for the OSP; ensure the 
Department of Education evaluates student satisfaction in its 
review (as it had previously); make technical changes to 
clarify certain terminology; and ensure that the evaluators 
have access to necessary data to conduct the study. The 
amendment was agreed to by voice vote;
    Ms. Norton offered an amendment to cap OSP students to 50% 
of a school's enrollment, without affecting current voucher 
students or siblings, and restore the randomized control study 
requirement. The amendment was defeated by voice vote;
    Mr. Meadows offered an amendment to ensure that the 
required evaluation includes performance data of currently 
evaluated OSP students to ensure a more comprehensive review of 
the program. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by a record vote of 16 ayes to 14 nays:
    Voting Aye: Chaffetz, Mica, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, Gosar, 
DesJarlais, Lummis, Meadows, DeSantis, Mulvaney, Walker, Hice, 
Russell, Carter, Hurd;
    Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Watson Coleman, 
Plaskett, DeSaulnier, Welch.
    The following bills were ordered favorably reported to the 
House by unanimous consent:
    2) H.R. 2347 (Clay), the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
Amendments of 2015;
    3) H.R. 3231 (Cummings), the Federal Intern Protection Act 
of 2015 (as amended by an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute offered by Mr. Cummings);
    4) S. 1172 (Carper), the Edward ``Ted'' Kaufman and Michael 
Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015 (as 
amended by an amendment in the nature of a substitute offered 
by Mr. Chaffetz and Mr. Cummings);
    5) S. 1576 (Lankford), the Representative Payee Fraud 
Prevention Act of 2015;
    6) S. 1580 (Tester), the Competitive Service Act of 2015;
    7) S. 1629 (Johnson), the District of Columbia Courts, 
Public Defender Service, and Court Services and Offender 
Supervision Agency Act of 2015;
    8) H.R. 136, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 1103 USPS Building 1103 in Camp 
Pendleton, California, as the ``Camp Pendleton Medal of Honor 
Post Office'';
    9) H.R. 2928, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 201 B Street in Perryville, 
Arkansas, as the ``Harold George Bennett Post Office'';
    10) H.R. 3082, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in 
New Orleans, Louisiana, as the ``Daryle Holloway Post Office 
Building'';
    11) H.R. 3274, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 4567 Rockbridge Road in Pine 
Lake, Georgia, as the ``Francis Manuel Ortega Post Office'';
    12) H.R. 3601, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 7715 Post Road, North 
Kingstown, Rhode Island, as the ``Melvoid J. Benson Post Office 
Building'';
    13) S. 1596, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 2082 Stringtown Road in Grove City, 
Ohio, as the ``Specialist Joseph W. Riley Post Office 
Building''; and
    14) S. 1826, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 99 West 2nd Street in Fond du Lac, 
Wisconsin, as the ``Lieutenant Colonel James `Maggie' Megellas 
Post Office.''

December 9, 2015

    Committee report: United States Secret Service: An Agency 
in Crisis:
    The report was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    The following bills were ordered favorably reported to the 
House by unanimous consent:
    1) H.R. 4180 (Meadows), the Fraud Reduction and Data 
Analytics Act of 2015;
    2) S. 1698 (Tillis), the Treatment of Certain Payments in 
Eugenics Compensation Act;
    3) H.R. 1132 (McNerney), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1048 West Robinhood 
Drive in Stockton, California, as the ``W. Ronald Coale 
Memorial Post Office Building'';
    4) H.R. 2458 (Richmond), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 5351 Lapalco Boulevard 
in Marrero, Louisiana, as the ``Lionel R. Collins, Sr. Post 
Office Building'';
    5) H.R. 3735 (Adams), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 200 Town Run Lane in 
Winston Salem, North Carolina, as the ``Maya Angelou Memorial 
Post Office''; and
    6) H.R. 4046 (Duffy), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 220 East Oak Street, 
Glenwood City, Wisconsin, as the Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth 
Memorial Post Office.

January 12, 2016

    1) H.R. 1671 (Mulvaney), the Government Neutrality in 
Contracting Act:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    2) H.R. 3023 (Buck), To amend title 5, United States Code, 
to modify probationary periods with respect to positions within 
the competitive service and the Senior Executive Service, and 
for other purposes:
    Ms. Lawrence offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The Lawrence ANS was defeated by voice vote;
    Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to require the 
Comptroller General to conduct a study on the length of the 
probationary period. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 14 
ayes to 20 nays:
    Voting Aye: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Kelly, Lawrence, Lieu, Watson Coleman, 
DeSaulnier, Boyle, Lujan Grisham;
    Voting Nay: Chaffetz, Mica, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, 
DesJarlais, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, DeSantis, Mulvaney, Buck, 
Walker, Blum, Hice, Russell, Carter, Grothman, Hurd, Palmer;
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by a 
record vote of 20 ayes to 16 nays:
    Voting Aye: Chaffetz, Mica, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, 
DesJarlais, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, DeSantis, Mulvaney, Buck, 
Walker, Blum, Hice, Russell, Carter, Grothman, Hurd, Palmer;
    Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Lieu, Watson 
Coleman, Plaskett, DeSaulnier, Boyle, Lujan Grisham.
    3) H.R. 4358 (Walberg), the Senior Executive Service 
Accountability Act:
    Ms. Norton offered an amendment to strike sections 3, 6(b), 
7, 8 and 9 of the bill. The amendment was defeated by voice 
vote;
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by a 
record vote of 21 ayes to 16 nays:
    Voting Aye: Chaffetz, Mica, Duncan, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, 
DesJarlais, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, DeSantis, Mulvaney, Buck, 
Walker, Blum, Hice, Russell, Carter, Grothman, Hurd, Palmer;
    Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Lieu, Watson 
Coleman, Plaskett, DeSaulnier, Boyle, Lujan Grisham.
    4) H.R. 4360 (Chaffetz), the Official Personnel File 
Enhancement Act:
    Mr. Connolly offered an amendment. The amendment was agreed 
to by voice vote;
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.

March 1, 2016

    1) H.R. 4359 (Chaffetz), the Administrative Leave Reform 
Act:
    Mr. Lynch offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The Lynch ANS was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    2) H.R. 4639 (Blum), To reauthorize the Office of Special 
Counsel, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide 
modifications to authorities relating to the Office of Special 
Counsel, and for other purposes:
    Mr. Meadows offered an amendment to require that the Office 
of Special Counsel adopt regulations surrounding its prohibited 
personnel practice investigations and its whistleblower 
disclosure program. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    3) H.R. 4392 (Ross), To amend title 5, United States Code, 
to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an 
annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time 
by Federal employees:
    Mr. Hice offered an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
(ANS). The Hice ANS was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    4) H.R. 4612 (Walberg), the Midnight Rule Relief Act of 
2016:
    Ms. Norton offered an amendment to strike the word 
``imminent'' from Sec. 4(a)(1) of the bill. The amendment was 
withdrawn;
    Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to create an exception to 
the moratorium for rules published in the regulatory 
flexibility agenda and the Unified Regulatory Agenda for at 
least a year. The amendment was defeated by a record vote of 16 
ayes to 20 nays:
    Voting Aye: Cummings, Maloney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, 
Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Lieu, Watson Coleman, 
Plaskett, DeSaulnier, Boyle, Welch, Lujan Grisham;
    Voting Nay: Chaffetz, Mica, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, Gosar, 
DesJarlais, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, DeSantis, Buck, Walker, 
Blum, Hice, Russell, Carter, Grothman, Hurd, Palmer;
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by a 
record vote of 20 ayes to 17 nays:
    Voting Aye: Chaffetz, Mica, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, Gosar, 
DesJarlais, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, DeSantis, Buck, Walker, 
Blum, Hice, Russell, Carter, Grothman, Hurd, Palmer;
    Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, 
Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Lieu, Watson Coleman, 
Plaskett, DeSaulnier, Boyle, Welch, Lujan Grisham.
    5) H.R. 4361 (Palmer), the Federal Information Systems 
Safeguards Act of 2016:
    Mr. Palmer offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The Palmer ANS was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by a record vote of 21 ayes to 16 nays:
    Voting Aye: Chaffetz, Mica, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, Gosar, 
DesJarlais, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, DeSantis, Buck, Walker, 
Blum, Hice, Russell, Carter, Grothman, Hurd, Palmer, Lieu;
    Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, 
Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Watson Coleman, 
Plaskett, DeSaulnier, Boyle, Welch, Lujan Grisham.
    The following bills were ordered favorably reported to the 
House by unanimous consent:
    6) H.R. 2615 (Plaskett), the Virgin Islands of the United 
States Centennial Commission Act (as amended by an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute offered by Ms. Plaskett);
    7) H.R. 2908 (Clay), the National Bison Legacy Act (as 
amended by an amendment in the nature of a substitute offered 
by Ms. Lummis);
    8) S. 1109 (Warren), the Truth in Settlements Act of 2015;
    9) H.R. 3866 (Norcross), to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1265 Hurffville Road in 
Deptford Township, New Jersey, as the ``First Lieutenant 
Salvatore S. Corma II Post Office Building'';
    10) H.R. 4372 (Collins), to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 15 Rochester Street, 
Bergen, New York, as the ``Barry G. Miller Post Office''; and
    11) H.R. 4605 (Blum), to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the ``Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker 
Post Office Building''.

April 14, 2016

    1) H.R. 4901 (Chaffetz), the Scholarships for Opportunity 
and Results Reauthorization Act:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    2) H.R. 4921 (Walker), the Ditto Act of 2016:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    3) H.R. 4465 (Denham), the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer 
Act of 2016:
    Mr. Chaffetz offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS);
    Ms. Lujan Grisham offered an amendment to the ANS to add a 
requirement to consider whether public access to agency 
services is maintained or enhanced in the standards and 
criteria the Board used to develop its recommendations. The 
Lujan Grisham amendment to the ANS was agreed to by voice vote;
    The Chaffetz ANS, as amended, was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    4) H.R. 4902 (Hurd), To amend title 5, United States Code, 
to expand law enforcement availability pay to employees of U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    5) H.R. 4906 (Connolly), To amend title 5, United States 
Code, to clarify the eligibility of employees of a land 
management agency in a time-limited appointment to compete for 
a permanent appointment at any federal agency:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    6) H.R. 4904 (Cartwright), the Making Electronic Government 
Accountable by Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act of 
2016:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.

May 17, 2016

    1) H.R. 5233 (Meadows), the Clarifying Congressional Intent 
in Providing for DC Home Rule Act of 2016:
    Ms. Norton offered an amendment to strike the text of the 
bill and replace it with language that would grant budget 
autonomy to the District. The amendment was defeated by a 
record vote of 12 ayes to 22 nays:
    Voting Aye: Cummings, Norton, Clay, Connolly, Cartwright, 
Duckworth, Lawrence, Watson Coleman, DeSaulnier, Boyle, Welch, 
Lujan Grisham;
    Voting Nay: Chaffetz, Mica, Turner, Duncan, Jordan, 
Walberg, Amash, DesJarlais, Gowdy, Farenthold, Lummis, Massie, 
Meadows, DeSantis, Mulvaney, Buck, Walker, Blum, Russell, 
Carter, Grothman, Hurd;
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by a 
record vote of 22 ayes to 14 nays:
    Voting Aye: Chaffetz, Mica, Turner, Duncan, Jordan, 
Walberg, Amash, DesJarlais, Gowdy, Farenthold, Lummis, Massie, 
Meadows, DeSantis, Mulvaney, Buck, Walker, Blum, Russell, 
Carter, Grothman, Hurd;
    Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Cooper, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Duckworth, Lawrence, Watson Coleman, 
DeSaulnier, Boyle, Welch, Lujan Grisham.
    2) H.R. 5226 (Walberg), the Regulatory Integrity Act of 
2016:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by a 
record vote of 22 ayes to 14 nays:
    Voting Aye: Chaffetz, Mica, Turner, Duncan, Jordan, 
Walberg, Amash, DesJarlais, Gowdy, Farenthold, Lummis, Massie, 
Meadows, DeSantis, Mulvaney, Buck, Walker, Blum, Russell, 
Carter, Grothman, Hurd;
    Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Cooper, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Duckworth, Lawrence, Watson Coleman, 
DeSaulnier, Boyle, Welch, Lujan Grisham.
    3) H.R. 24 (Massie), the Federal Reserve Transparency Act 
of 2015:
    Mr. Massie offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The Massie ANS was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    4) H.R. 5199 (Meadows), the Construction Consensus 
Procurement Improvement Act of 2016:
    Mr. Cummings offered an amendment (on behalf of Mr. Lynch) 
to raise the contract value threshold from $750,000 to $3 
million on the requirement to use two-phase selection 
procedures for design and construction contracts. The amendment 
was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    5) S. 1550 (Ernst), the Program Management Improvement 
Accountability Act:
    Mr. Chaffetz offered an amendment to clarify the potential 
members of the Program Management Policy Council by limiting 
the pool of persons the Chairman could appoint to federal 
employees and removing the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
provision, which would not apply to purely interagency 
councils. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    The following bills were ordered favorably reported to the 
House by unanimous consent:
    6) H.R. 433 (Thompson (PA)), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 523 East Railroad 
Street in Knox, Pennsylvania, as the ``Specialist Ross A. 
McGinnis Memorial Post Office'';
    7) H.R. 2607 (Crowley), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 7802 37th Avenue in 
Jackson Heights, New York, as the ``Jeanne and Jules Manford 
Post Office Building'';
    8) H.R. 3218 (Capps), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 836 Anacapa Street, 
Santa Barbara, California as the ``Special Warfare Operator 
Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis `Lou' J. Langlais Post 
Office Building'' (as amended by an amendment in the nature of 
a substitute offered by Mr. Chaffetz);
    9) H.R. 3931 (Westerman), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 620 Central Avenue 
Suite 1A in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, as the ``Chief 
Petty Officer Adam Brown United States Post Office'';
    10) H.R. 3953 (Bilirakis), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 4122 Madison Street, 
Elfers, Florida, as the ``Private First Class Felton Roger 
Fussell Memorial Post Office'';
    11) H.R. 4010 (Gallego), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 522 North Central 
Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona, as the ``Ed Pastor Post Office'';
    12) H.R. 4425 (Emmer), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 110 East Powerhouse 
Road in Collegeville, Minnesota, as the ``Eugene J. McCarthy 
Post Office'';
    13) H.R. 4747 (Scott (GA)), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 6691 Church Street 
in Riverdale, Georgia, as the ``Major Gregory E. Barney Post 
Office Building'';
    14) H.R. 4761 (Chu), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 61 South Baldwin Avenue 
in Sierra Madre, California, as the ``Louis Van Iersel Post 
Office'';
    15) H.R. 4777 (Sewell), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1301 Alabama Avenue in 
Selma, Alabama as the ``Amelia Boynton Robinson Post Office 
Building'';
    16) H.R. 4877 (Olson), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 3130 Grants Lake 
Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, as the ``LCpl Garrett W. 
Gamble, USMC Post Office Building'';
    17) H.R. 4925 (Latta), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 229 West Main Cross 
Street, in Findlay, Ohio, as the ``Michael Garver Oxley 
Memorial Post Office Building'';
    18) H.R. 4960 (Foster), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 525 N. Broadway in 
Aurora, Illinois, as the ``Kenneth M. Christy Post Office 
Building'';
    19) H.R. 4975 (Ashford), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 5720 South 142nd Street 
in Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb A. 
Nelson Post Office Building'';
    20) H.R. 4987 (Miller (FL)), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 3957 2nd Avenue in 
Laurel Hill, Florida, as the ``Sergeant First Class William 
`Kelly' Lacey Post Office''; and
    21) H.R. 5028 (Lawrence), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 10721 E Jefferson Ave 
in Detroit, Michigan, as the ``Mary Eleanora McCoy Post Office 
Building'' (as amended by an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute offered by Ms. Lawrence).

June 15, 2016

    1) H. Res. 737 (Chaffetz), Condemning and Censuring John A. 
Koskinen, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue:
    Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to make corrections to 
the resolution;
    Mr. Chaffetz offered a second degree amendment to the 
Cummings amendment. The Chaffetz amendment was agreed to by 
voice vote;
    The Cummings amendment, as amended, was agreed to by voice 
vote;
    Mr. Cartwright offered an amendment to strike the entire 
resolution and insert language related to J. Russell George, 
the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) 
and reports issued by his office in 2013 and 2015. The 
amendment was defeated by a record vote of 15 ayes to 21 nays:
    Voting Aye: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Watson 
Coleman, DeSaulnier, Boyle, Lujan Grisham;
    Voting Nay: Chaffetz, Turner, Duncan, Jordan, Walberg, 
Amash, Gosar, DesJarlais, Farenthold, Massie, Meadows, 
DeSantis, Mulvaney, Buck, Walker, Blum, Hice, Russell, Carter, 
Hurd, Palmer;
    The resolution, as amended, was ordered favorably reported 
to the House by a record vote of 23 ayes to 15 nays:
    Voting Aye: Chaffetz, Turner, Duncan, Jordan, Walberg, 
Amash, Gosar, DesJarlais, Gowdy, Farenthold, Massie, Meadows, 
DeSantis, Mulvaney, Buck, Walker, Blum, Hice, Russell, Carter, 
Grothman, Hurd, Palmer;
    Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, 
Connolly, Cartwright, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Watson 
Coleman, DeSaulnier, Boyle, Lujan Grisham.

July 12, 2016

    1) H.R. 5714 (Chaffetz), the Postal Service Reform Act of 
2016:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    2) H.R. 5707 (Lynch), the Postal Service Financial 
Improvement Act of 2016:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    3) H.R. 2319 (Cummings), the Electronic Message 
Preservation Act of 2015:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    4) H.R. 4419 (Norton), the District of Columbia Judicial 
Financial Transparency Act:
    Ms. Norton offered an amendment to add sections that are in 
the Senate companion bill, including provisions to give 
authority to magistrate judges to serve in the probate 
division, to allow courts to accept payments by credit card and 
check, to increase the maximum amount in controversy for small 
claims court to $10,000, and to authorize judges to delegate 
their authority to approve reimbursement to court-appointed 
attorneys. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    5) H.R. 5033 (Duckworth), the Getting Results through 
Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016:
    Ms. Duckworth offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The Duckworth ANS was agreed to by voice 
vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    6) H.R. 5037 (Norton), the District of Columbia Courts and 
Public Defender Service Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments 
Act:
    Ms. Norton offered an amendment to clarify the wording of 
the bill regarding capped voluntary incentive payments at 
$25,000. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    7) H.R. 5687 (Hice), the GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2016:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    8) H.R. 5690 (Carter), the GAO Access and Oversight Act of 
2016:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    9) H.R. 5341 (Mica), To amend title 5, United States Code, 
to recalculate annuity benefits for certain air traffic 
controllers, and for other purposes:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    10) H.R. 5709 (Meadows), the Federal Records Modernization 
Act:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    The following bills were ordered favorably reported to the 
House by unanimous consent:
    11) H.R. 4887, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road in Shelby, 
Indiana, as the ``Richard Allen Cable Post Office'';
    12) H.R. 5356, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 14231 TX-150 in Coldspring, 
Texas, as the ``E. Marie Youngblood Post Office''; and
    13) H.R. 5612, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in 
Marietta, Georgia, as the ``Marine Lance Corporal Squire `Skip' 
Wells Post Office Building''.

September 15, 2016

    1) H.R. 2532 (Fleischmann), the EASY Savings Act of 2015:
    Mr. Chaffetz offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The Chaffetz ANS was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    2) H.R. 6004 (Hurd), the Modernizing Government Technology 
Act of 2016:
    Mr. Hurd offered an amendment to clarify the role of GSA in 
administering the ITMF and reassert the primacy under FITARA of 
agency CIO's being fully in charge of the IT budgets at their 
agencies. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    The following bills were ordered favorably reported to the 
House by unanimous consent:
    3) H.R. 5995 (Meadows), the GAO Civilian Task and Delivery 
Order Protest Authority Act of 2016;
    4) H.R. 6008 (Meadows), the Transit Benefits Modernization 
Act, as amended by an amendment offered by Mr. Clay;
    5) H.R. 6009 (Russell), the Federal Agency Mail Management 
Act of 2016;
    6) H.R. 3779 (Valadao), To restrict the inclusion of social 
security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the 
Federal Government, and for other purposes;
    7) H.R. 5625 (Moulton), the Modernizing Government Travel 
Act, as amended by an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
offered by Mr. Hurd;
    8) H.R. 5920 (Cummings), the Whistleblower Protections for 
Contractors Act;
    9) H.R. 5785 (Russell), to amend title 5, United States 
Code, to provide for an annuity supplement for certain air 
traffic controllers;
    10) H.R. 5790 (Chaffetz), the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016;
    11) H.R. 5150 (Donovan), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 3031 Veterans Road West 
in Staten Island, New York, as the ``Leonard Montalto Post 
Office Building'';
    12) H.R. 5309 (Kelly (MS)), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 401 McElroy Drive 
in Oxford, Mississippi, as the ``Army First Lieutenant Donald 
C. Carwile Post Office Building'';
    13) H.R. 5591 (Cuellar), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 810 N. US Highway 83 in 
Zapata, Texas, as the ``Zapata Veterans Post Office'';
    14) H.R. 5676 (Quigley), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 6300 N. Northwest 
Highway in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``Officer Joseph P. Cali 
Post Office Building'';
    15) H.R. 5798 (Schakowsky), To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Davis Street 
in Evanston, Illinois, as the ``Abner J. Mikva Post Office 
Building''; and
    16) H.R. 5889 (Sablan), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 1 Chalan Kanoa VLG in 
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, as the ``Segundo T. Sablan 
and CNMI Fallen Military Heroes Post Office Building''.

September 22, 2016

    1) Resolution and report recommending that the House of 
Representatives find Bryan Pagliano in contempt of Congress for 
refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee 
on Oversight and Government Reform:
    Mr. Chaffetz offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The Chaffetz ANS was agreed to by a voice 
vote;
    The resolution, as amended, was agreed to by a record vote 
of 19 ayes to 15 nays:
    Voting Aye: Chaffetz, Mica, Duncan, Jordan, Walberg, Amash, 
DesJarlais, Gowdy, Farenthold, Lummis, Massie, Meadows, 
DeSantis, Walker, Blum, Hice, Grothman, Hurd, Palmer;
    Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Clay, Lynch, 
Connolly, Duckworth, Kelly, Lawrence, Watson Coleman, Plaskett, 
DeSaulnier, Boyle, Welch, Lujan Grisham.

November 16, 2016

    1) H.R. 6302 (Chaffetz), the Overtime Pay for Secret 
Service Agents Act of 2016:
    Mr. Cummings offered an amendment. The amendment was 
withdrawn;
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    2) H.R. 3387 (Norton), the Open and Transparent Smithsonian 
Act of 2015:
    Mr. Hurd offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The Norton ANS was agreed to by voice vote;
    The bill, as amended, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House by voice vote.
    3) H.R. 6186 (Duffy), the Follow the Rules Act:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    4) H.R. 6303 (Chaffetz), To designate facilities of the 
United States Postal Service, to establish new ZIP Codes, and 
for other purposes:
    The bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by 
voice vote.
    The following bills were ordered favorably reported to the 
House by unanimous consent:
    5) H.R. 5384 (Russell), the Federal Register Printing 
Savings Act of 2016;
    6) H.R. 5948 (Davis (CA)), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 830 Kuhn Drive in Chula 
Vista, California, as the ``Jonathan `J.D.' De Guzman Post 
Office Building'';
    7) H.R. 6138 (Brownley), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 560 East Pleasant 
Valley Road, Port Hueneme, California, as the ``U.S. Naval 
Construction Battalion `Seabees' Fallen Heroes Post Office 
Building'';
    8) H.R. 6282 (Serrano), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 2024 Jerome Avenue, in 
Bronx, New York, as the ``Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Post Office 
Building''; and
    9) H.R. 6304 (Gosar), To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 501 North Main Street 
in Florence, Arizona, as the ``Adolfo `Harpo' Celaya Post 
Office''.

                III. Summary of Committee Oversight Plan

    Pursuant to Rule X, Clause 2(d) of the Rules of the House, 
the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform adopted the 
following plan to guide the work of its subcommittees and full 
committee during the 114th Congress.
    This oversight plan contained a detailed list of matters 
for oversight and investigation that will advance the 
Committee's mission to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, 
and accountability of the federal government and all its 
agencies.
    The Committee's adopted plan indicates oversight in several 
sectors, including:
           Waste, Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement
           Open Government and Transparency
           Homeland Security
           National Security and Foreign Operations
           Transportation and Infrastructure
           Transportation Safety and Security
           Federal Real Property Disposal
           Public Housing
           Technology Policy
           Cybersecurity
           Federal Regulation and the Regulatory 
        Process
           Health Care and Entitlements
           Drug Policy and Safety
           The Government Accountability Office
           Financial Sector and Consumer Protection
           Inspectors General
           Federal Financial Management
           Government Contracting
           Grant Reform
           Suspension and Debarment Programs
           District of Columbia
           Census
           National Archives and Federal Records
           Government Management and the Federal 
        Workforce
           United States Postal Service
           Energy and Environment
           Public Lands & Public Land Agencies

 IV. Summary of Actions Taken and Recommendations Made With Respect to 
                           the Oversight Plan


                         GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Open Government and Transparency

    The Committee's activities to ensure transparency in the 
federal government focused on the Freedom of Information Act 
(FOIA) and the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act 
(DATA Act). Concerning FOIA, the Committee issued an oversight 
report in January 2016 and developed legislative reforms which 
were enacted into law on the 50th anniversary of the Act. 
Concerning the DATA Act, the Committee primarily focused on 
oversight of the Administration's implementation of the law, 
the effectiveness of which is critical to the Act's future 
success to modernize federal spending data.
            Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
    In the 114th Congress, the Committee held two full 
committee hearings and one subcommittee hearing on the current 
state of FOIA. On June 2 and 3, 2015, 15 witnesses from federal 
agencies, media outlets, independent journalists, and 
transparency advocates testified to FOIA-related challenges, 
such as insufficient resources, increasing FOIA request 
backlogs, poor communication from agencies, extensive delays, 
and inappropriate withholdings.
    On February 27, 2015, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations held a hearing titled ``Ensuring Government 
Transparency Through FOIA Reform.'' A panel of expert witnesses 
discussed FOIA access under current law. Former Director of the 
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) Miriam Nesbit 
testified on the White House review of agency policy 
recommendations and the value of OGIS independence.
    The Committee also sought to understand the experiences of 
FOIA requesters. In May 2015, the Committee solicited 
information directly from requesters by leveraging media 
contacts, partnering with transparency advocates, and 
soliciting public input. The Committee received numerous 
stories on the challenges associated with FOIA, which were 
ultimately analyzed and released by the Committee in a majority 
staff report titled ``FOIA is Broken: A Report'' on January 11, 
2016.
    The Committee has also conducted oversight of multiple 
agencies' FOIA processes by sending letters and meeting with 
agency officials responsible for FOIA operations. On January 
19, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the Department of 
State inquiring about FOIA processing in the Office of the 
Executive Secretariat and requesting documents about FOIA cases 
processed during the past 15 years. The Committee has received 
a partial response in a rolling production. The Committee is 
continuing to work with State to receive a complete production.
    On June 13, 2016, the Committee requested information from 
the Department of Interior regarding coordination with the 
Office of Government Information Services. Interior briefed 
Committee staff and explained that management has corrected the 
problem and established new paths of communication.
    On June 16, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
Department of Commerce about reporting exorbitant FOIA response 
costs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA). NOAA reviewed their reports and identified the error 
that led to inaccurate reporting.
            Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act)
    The Committee conducted robust oversight of the executive 
branch's implementation of the DATA Act in the 114th Congress. 
Enacted in 2014, the DATA Act is designed to modernize federal 
spending data by requiring agencies to report detailed, program 
level financial data in standard form. In furtherance of this 
commitment, the Committee sent letters of inquiry and 
recommendations to the agencies leading the government-wide 
implementation of the DATA Act and held multiple hearings 
examining the effectiveness and timeliness of implementation.
    On April 2, 2015, the Committee sent a letter to Treasury 
inquiring about reduced functionality of the website 
USASpending.gov and requesting a staff briefing addressing the 
website's reliability concerns. Proper functioning of the 
website is critical because the DATA Act requires Treasury and 
OMB to publish spending information for free access and 
download on the government's USASpending.gov by May 9, 2017. 
Treasury provided a briefing to Committee staff on April 10, 
2015 and made a commitment to consult with the Committee on any 
further improvements to the website.
    On July 16, 2015, the Committee sent another letter to 
Treasury inquiring whether the agency was properly utilizing 
the authority granted to it under the DATA Act to preserve data 
analytics capabilities essential for preventing fraud and 
reducing improper payments. The letter requested a staff 
briefing on the subject in order to fully understand Treasury's 
failure to preserve certain data analytics. In response, 
Treasury restored functionality and committed to keeping the 
Committee informed about further updates to USASpending.gov.
    On January 29, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to OMB 
requesting a report on its status in implementing the DATA Act. 
The information requested included data element definitions and 
technical guidelines, as well as mandatory reporting 
information showing their diligence in ensuring effective 
implementation. OMB responded to the letter on April 29, 2016, 
providing an update on the progress made in finalizing guidance 
documents.
    On July 29, 2015 and April 19, 2016, the Subcommittees on 
Government Operations and Information Technology held joint 
hearings entitled ``DATA Act Implementation'' and ``DATA Act: 
Monitoring Implementation Progress'' respectively. The hearings 
examined the Administration's ongoing efforts to implement the 
DATA Act and specifically examined actions taken by the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Department of 
Treasury (Treasury) to implement prior recommendations by the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Treasury inspector 
general to improve the Act's implementation. These hearings 
enabled the Subcommittees to seek further clarification on 
stakeholder assessments of the adequacy and timeliness of the 
Section 5 pilot designed to standardize award recipient 
reporting. The hearings also aired stakeholder concerns on 
whether OMB and Treasury's project management approach and 
governance structure will be effective over time.
    On December 8, 2016, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations held a hearing titled ``DATA Act Implementation 
Check-in.'' The Subcommittee explored compliance with the DATA 
Act at the agency level from the Small Business Administration 
and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. OMB also 
reported on the delay in the contractor portion of the Section 
5 pilot program, but assured the Subcommittee that the pilot 
program will meet all other statutory requirements, including 
duration of the data collection and the incorporation of the 
findings into the government-wide guidance issued to agencies.

Financial Management

    The Committee has responsibility for overseeing agency 
compliance with federal improper payment laws. In the 114th 
Congress, the Committee held agencies accountable through 
rigorous oversight while making necessary improvements to 
governing statutes.
    On September 22, 2016, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations held a hearing to discuss improper payments entitled 
``Examining Billion Dollar Waste Through Improper Payments.'' 
The Subcommittee heard testimony about the state of improper 
payments at three agencies: the Department of Health and Human 
Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Social 
Security Administration. In addition, the Subcommittee learned 
about the progress of implementing improper payment laws at 
Treasury's Do Not Pay Initiative and at OMB.
    The Committee also worked to hold agencies accountable for 
their improper payment reporting whenever agency personnel 
testified before the Committee. For example, on November 18, 
2015, the Subcommittee on Government Operations held a joint 
hearing with the Committee on Education and the Workforce's 
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training 
entitled ``Federal Student Aid: Performance-Based Organization 
Review.'' At that hearing, members pressed agency officials for 
an explanation about its action to deviate from OMB-approved 
metrics in order to mask the agency's increasing improper 
payment rates.
    On October 20, 2016, the Committee issued a staff report 
entitled ``The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act: 
An Analysis of Five Years of Data.'' The report discussed the 
current state of improper payments at the 24 agencies subject 
to the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act, as well as those 
agencies' compliance with legal requirements over the past five 
years. In that report, the Committee found the federal 
government reported nearly $600 billion in improper payments in 
the past five years. The report made six recommendations for 
the Administration to better comply with improper payment laws, 
including: agencies must comply with requirements in the law 
and use reliable data to ensure effective estimates; Treasury 
should increase access to data through the Do Not Pay Center; 
and OMB should update paymentaccuracy.gov to increase 
transparency.
    The Committee also helped enact legislation designed to 
deter improper payments and to create more efficiently managed 
programs. On July 22, 2015, the Committee reported H.R. 2320, 
the Federal Improper Payments Coordination Act of 2015 
sponsored by Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), and an 
identical Senate companion was enacted on December 18, 2015 and 
assigned Public Law 114-109. The legislation will provide 
better access to and use of information by federal agencies in 
order to reduce improper payments.
    Believing effective use of data creates more transparent 
and effectively managed government, the Committee favorably 
reported H.R. 1831, the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission 
Act on July 16, 2015, sponsored by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-
WI). The bill provides for a temporary, 15-member Commission 
appointed by the President and congressional leaders, with 
consideration given to individuals with expertise in economics, 
statistics, program evaluation, data security, confidentiality, 
or database management. The Commission will examine ways to 
better utilize data to improve program management and reduce 
unnecessary spending that results from such mismanagement. H.R. 
1831 was enacted into law on March 30, 2016 and assigned Public 
Law Number 114-140.
    The Committee also worked to enact other key reforms of 
federal program management. On June 21, 2016, the Committee 
reported S. 1550, the Program Management Improvement 
Accountability Act. Sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), the 
bill requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to 
establish standards for program and project management and 
establish an interagency council to advise on program 
management issues. The bill also requires each Chief Financial 
Officer (CFO) Act agency to designate a Program Management 
Improvement Officer (PMIO), to serve on the Council and develop 
a strategy to improve program management at the agency. On 
September 22, 2015, the House approved S. 1550 passed by a 404-
11 margin. The Senate agreed to resolving differences on 
November 30, 2016, and S. 1550 was subsequently presented to 
the president and assigned Public Law Number 114-264.

Federal Grantmaking Reform

    The Committee examined the efficiency, fairness, and 
transparency of agency grantmaking processes by examining 
agency-specific grantmaking.
    On May 8, 2015, the Committee sent a letter to the 
Comptroller General of the United States asking GAO to review 
the effectiveness of the Corporation for National and Community 
Service's (CNCS) grant monitoring and IT modernization plans. 
According to the CNCS Office of Inspector General (OIG), CNCS 
was contemplating a new plan for improving its grant monitoring 
and modernizing its IT infrastructure. The OIG raised serious 
concerns about CNCS's grants management, monitoring, and 
oversight functions, as well as the ability of its staff to 
oversee CNCS's grants programs effectively. The requested GAO 
review is underway, and the Committee will continue to monitor 
its progress and results.
    On January 11, 2016, Representative Tim Walberg (R-WI) 
introduced H.R. 3089, the ``Grants Oversight and New Efficiency 
Act of 2016'', or the GONE Act. The GONE Act will require OMB 
and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to direct 
agencies to provide reports detailing federal grant awards and 
the challenges leading to delays in grant closeout. Each agency 
will be required to provide notice to HHS specifying whether 
each has closed out the federal grant awards in the report 
after one year. The Committee reported H.R. 3089 on July 22, 
2016 and identical Senate companion (S. 1115) was enacted on 
January 28, 2016 and assigned Public Law number 114-117.
    On July 15, 2016, the Committee held a hearing on 
mismanagement in Department of Justice Office of Justice 
Program (OJP) grantmaking. The Committee highlighted apparent 
waste, poor planning, or outright misuse of funds in programs 
that had obtained over $370 million in grants. OJP committed to 
additional disclosures on the controversial grants and 
increased cooperation with the Department of Justice Inspector 
General.

Drug Control Policy

    The Committee began examining specific pressing federal 
drug policy issues and the federal agencies that play a role in 
enforcing and overseeing federal drug policy. In early 2015, 
the Office of National Drug Control Policy, or ``ONDCP,'' sent 
a letter to Chairman Chaffetz, Ranking Member Cummings, and 
their counterparts in the Senate proposing language for its 
reauthorization. On December 2, 2015, the Subcommittee on 
Government Operations held a hearing to examine ONDCP's 
proposal. The hearing provided insight into ONDCP, particularly 
since its last reauthorization, which expired at the end of 
fiscal year 2010. The hearing provided an opportunity to 
conduct early oversight of whether ONDCP's proposals for 
reauthorization would ensure that it had developed an effective 
strategy and budget to meet evolving substance abuse 
challenges.
    The Committee also examined recent reports detailing how 
drug traffickers frequently utilize the U.S. Postal Service to 
ship illegal drugs into the United States. Chairman Chaffetz 
sent letters on May 24, 2016 and September 12, 2016 to the 
Postal Service to help the Committee better understand the 
initiatives the Postal Service intends to implement to improve 
the security and screening standards for international mail.

Regulations and the Regulatory Process

    In the 114th Congress, the Committee focused regulatory 
oversight efforts on the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Reform (OIRA). On March 3, 2015, the Subcommittees on 
Government Operations and on Health Care, Benefits, and 
Administrative Rules held a joint subcommittee hearing titled 
``Challenges Facing OIRA in Ensuring Transparency and Effective 
Rulemaking.'' OIRA Administrator Howard Shelanski testified 
about OIRA processes, including inter-agency coordination, 
economic analysis, and transparency efforts at OIRA.
    On March 15, 2016, the Subcommittees on Government 
Operations and on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative 
Rules held another joint subcommittee hearing on OIRA titled 
``Accountability and Transparency Reform at the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs.'' Witnesses included 
Administrator Shelanksi, Sam Batkins from the American Action 
Forum, Richard Williams from the Mercatus Center, and Michelle 
Sager from the Government Accountability Office. The witnesses 
discussed OIRA progress on transparency efforts and the 
additional work needed to improve transparency and 
accountability at OIRA.

Government Management and Federal Civilian Workforce

    The Committee held six hearings to examine key issues 
impacting government management and the federal civilian 
workforce.
    On March 18, 2015, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations held a hearing entitled, ``Federal Workforce Tax 
Accountability.'' The hearing continued the work of the 
Committee in previous Congresses to address the issue of tax 
delinquency among federal employees, retirees, and contractors. 
Members were given the opportunity to question witnesses 
regarding ways to ensure federal workers are paying tax debts 
in a timely fashion. Chairman Chaffetz introduced the bill H.R. 
1563 shortly thereafter to remove federal employees who have 
serious delinquent tax debts.
    On April 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations held a hearing entitled, ``The Worst Places to Work 
in the Federal Government.'' The hearing focused on the 2014 
results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), an 
annual survey designed to gauge how federal workers feel about 
engagement, motivation, job satisfaction, agency leadership, 
and other employment-related topics. Members questioned 
representatives from the National Archives and Records 
Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 
two agencies which scored poorly on the Best Places to Work 
agency rankings, on ways in which the agencies could improve 
employee morale. Members also questioned a representative from 
the U.S. Government Accountability Office, an agency that 
ranked highly on the Best Places to Work agency rankings, on 
best practices that could be replicated elsewhere.
    On December 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations held a hearing entitled, ``Merit Systems Protection 
Board, Office of Government Ethics, and Office of Special 
Counsel Reauthorization.'' In line with the Committee's 
oversight plan for the 114th Congress, the hearing allowed 
Members to understand potential legislative changes needed at 
these agencies.
    On April 27, 2016, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations held a hearing entitled, ``The Best and Worst Places 
to Work in the Federal Government.'' Similar to the hearing 
held in April 2015, this hearing focused on the 2015 results of 
the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), an annual survey 
designed to gauge how federal workers feel about engagement, 
motivation, job satisfaction, agency leadership, and other 
employment-related topics. Members questioned representatives 
from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 
Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, and 
Department of Housing and Urban Development on their respective 
finishes in the Best Places to Work agency rankings, as well as 
ways to increase employee morale and corresponding government 
efficiency. Members also heard from Max Stier, President and 
CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, on legislative 
changes Congress can enact to continue to make the FEVS a 
powerful tool for improving the federal workforce.
    The Committee also worked to advance key workforce reforms 
pertaining to how misconduct is handled within the federal 
workforce as part of the S. 2943, the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 2017 NDAA). The 
FY2017 NDAA included H.R. 4359, the Administrative Leave Reform 
Act. Sponsored by Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), 
this legislation caps the use of administrative leave for cases 
of misconduct or performance at 10 days per calendar year and 
allows agencies to use investigative leave in extraordinary 
circumstances in 30 day increments. For any extensions of 
investigative leave after 90 days, a detailed report must be 
submitted to Congress every 30 days. Further, the bill 
prohibits agencies from leaving individuals on administrative 
leave indefinitely after all investigations are complete.
    The FY2017 NDAA also included H.R. 4360, the Official 
Personnel File Enhancement Act. Also sponsored by Committee 
Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), this legislation provides that 
an agency must record any adverse findings from a resolved 
investigation in a separated employee's official personnel 
file.

Holding Commissioner John Koskinen Accountable

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen offered false testimony to 
Congress regarding the preservation of Lois Lerner emails and 
failed to adhere to the terms of two validly issued Committee 
subpoenas.
    On February 26, 2015, the Committee held a hearing entitled 
``IRS: TIGTA Update'' where the Treasury Inspector General for 
Tax Administration (TIGTA) J. Russell George and his deputy 
Timothy Camus testified regarding its investigation of the IRS. 
The Committee held a second hearing on that topic on June 25, 
2015. The TIGTA officials offered testimony on the IRS's 
failure to conduct a thorough search for Lois Lerner emails.
    In July 2015, Chairman Chaffetz sent a letter co-signed by 
51 members of Congress to President Obama calling for the 
removal of Koskinen. The White House did not respond to that 
letter.
    On October 27, 2015, the Committee issued a 41-page staff 
report regarding Commissioner Koskinen's conduct during the 
Committee's investigation. That same day, Chairman Chaffetz 
introduced H.J. Res. 494 to initiate impeachment proceedings in 
the U.S House of Representatives against Koskinen. That 
resolution was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. 
Subsequently, Chairman Chaffetz and Rep. DeSantis testified 
before the House Judiciary Committee on May 24, 2016 regarding 
Koskinen's conduct in failing to preserve documents subject to 
a Committee subpoena, as well as false testimony offered to the 
Committee.
    On June 15, 2016, the Committee approved H. Res. 737, 
condemning and censuring Koskinen. The resolution expressed the 
sense of the House that Koskinen had behaved inconsistently 
with the trust and confidence placed in him as an Officer of 
the United States. The resolution also called for Koskinen's 
resignation or removal, as well as the forfeiture of his 
federal pension.

National Archives and Federal Records (NARA)

    The Committee continued oversight of implementation of the 
Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 (P.L. 
113-187), legislation signed into law on November 26, 2014 to 
narrow the acceptable use of non-official electronic messaging 
accounts in the creation or transmission of federal records. In 
July 2015, the Committee reviewed Bulletin 2015-02 from the 
National Archives and Records Administration offering guidance 
to federal agencies on implementing P.L. 113-287.
    On December 18, 2015, the Committee wrote to Secretary of 
Defense Ashton Carter to request a briefing on his use of his 
personal email account in conducting official business, in 
violation of P.L. 113-187, and Department of Defense policies 
related to personal email use. The Committee reiterated its 
request in a March 18, 2016 letter, and received a briefing 
from Department of Defense staff on March 30, 2016. Following 
the release of the redacted version of Secretary Carter's 
official business emails from his personal account, on April 5, 
2016 the Committee requested unredacted copies of those emails 
and restated its request again on May 24, 2016. As a result of 
these requests, on August 5, 2016 committee staff reviewed all 
emails Secretary Carter sent from his personal account for 
official business and without the redaction of senders or 
recipients. Reviewing these documents enabled the Committee to 
understand and ensure both the Secretary and Department of 
Defense were fully compliance with the requirements of P.L. 
113-187.
    On July 12, 2016, the Committee considered two bills 
designed to improve the Federal Records Act (FRA). H.R. 2319, 
the Electronic Message Preservation Act, introduced by Ranking 
Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) would require the National 
Archives to issue regulations mandating agencies electronically 
capture and preserve messages that were created electronically, 
such as email, no later than December 31, 2016, codifying 
current OMB guidance. On July 7, 2016, the Committee ordered 
both H.R. 2319 favorably reported by voice vote.
    H.R. 5709, the Federal Records Modernization Act, 
introduced by Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark 
Meadows (R-NC), legislation to update the Federal Records Act 
to provide and enhance penalties for improper record 
destruction and ensure internal agency instant message system 
transcripts must be preserved when they include Federal 
Records. H.R. 5709 would also enhance the reporting 
transparency by agencies when records are lost, require 
agencies to designate a ``Senior Agency Official for Records 
Management,'' and make amendments to modernize the publication 
of the Federal Register. On July 7, 2016, the Committee ordered 
H.R. 5709 favorably reported by voice vote.
    Additionally, on September 15, 2016, the Committee 
considered H.R. 6009, the Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 
2016, introduced by Representative Russell. H.R. 6009 would 
make a technical correction to P.L. 113-187 to clarify that the 
General Services Administration, not the National Archives is 
responsible for mail management at federal agencies. The 
Committee ordered H.R. 6009 favorably reported by voice vote.

Use of a Private Email Server by Former Secretary of State Hillary 
        Clinton, Oversight of the FBI's Investigation, and the Clinton 
        Foundation

    On July 7, 2016, the Committee continued a previous hearing 
on ``Oversight of the State Department.'' At that hearing, 
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director James Comey 
testified on the Bureau's decision not to recommend charges as 
a result of its year-long investigation of Secretary Clinton's 
use of a private email server and the transmission and storage 
of classified information on that server. At that hearing, 
Comey testified that Secretary Clinton and her aides had been 
``extremely careless'' in their handling of classified 
information.
    On July 11, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to Director 
Comey requesting its investigation files regarding Secretary 
Clinton. The Committee subsequently received unredacted 
summaries of the FBI's interviews, as well as a production of 
Secretary Clinton's classified emails.
    On July 19, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
Department of Defense requesting information on mishandling of 
classified information by members of the military.
    On August 22, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to Director 
Comey requesting information on potential access to classified 
information within Secretary Clinton's emails by lawyers or 
aides to Secretary Clinton who lacked the appropriate security 
clearance.
    On August 25, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
State Department requesting information relating to its 
interactions with the Clinton Foundation. The State Department 
subsequently made a production to the Committee. The Committee 
also sent a letter to the Clinton Foundation on September 8, 
2016 seeking further information on those interactions, as well 
as a follow-up letter on October 21, 2016.
    On September 6, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips 
requesting that he investigate why records were destroyed after 
Secretary Clinton and her agents were on notice to preserve her 
emails.
    On September 6, 2016, the Committee also sent a letter to 
Platte River Networks requesting documents relating to its 
preservation and management of Secretary Clinton's emails.
    On September 8, 2016, the Committee held a hearing on FOIA 
Compliance at the State Department, and questioned Department 
witnesses at length on how they complied with FOIA despite 
lacking access to Secretary Clinton's emails.
    On September 12, 2016, the Committee held a hearing on 
Classifications and Redactions in FBI's Investigative file. The 
FBI and congressional affairs representatives from the 
intelligence community subsequently offered a classified 
briefing on those redactions.
    On September 13, 2016, the Committee held a hearing titled 
``Examining Preservation of State Department Federal Records.'' 
At that hearing, Clinton aide Justin Cooper testified on his 
experience setting up Secretary Clinton's server. Paul Combetta 
and William Thornton of Platte River Networks refused to 
testify based on their Fifth Amendment privilege against self-
incrimination. Bryan Pagliano, another Clinton aide, declined 
to appear, stating that he planned to assert his Fifth 
Amendment privilege. On September 8, 2016, the Committee sent a 
subpoena for Mr. Pagliano's appearance at the September 13 
hearing. That hearing continued on September 22, 2016, giving 
Mr. Pagliano another opportunity to testify, and once again he 
did not appear.
    Consequently, on September 22, 2016, the Committee passed a 
contempt resolution against Mr. Pagliano. That resolution is 
currently awaiting a vote in the full House of Representatives.
    On September 11, 2016, the Committee issued a subpoena to 
Paul Combetta for the production of documents and 
communications referring or relating to his immunity or proffer 
agreement with the Department of Justice.
    On September 20, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
State Department requesting calendars used by Secretary Clinton 
during her tenure as Secretary of State. That day, the 
Committee also sent a letter to the Department of Justice 
requesting access to immunity agreements in the Clinton 
investigation. Subsequently, the Department of Justice agreed 
to allow the Committee to review immunity agreements for Paul 
Combetta, William Thornton, Bryan Pagliano, and immunity 
agreements for the contents of Cheryl Mills and Heather 
Samuelson's laptops. On October 5, 2016, the Committee sent an 
additional letter to the Department of Justice seeking 
information relating to the FBI's agreement with Mills and 
Samuelson.
    On October 11, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
Inspector Generals for the Department of Justice and the 
Department of State requesting an investigation into Secretary 
Clinton's attorneys and their interaction with the FBI 
investigation.
    On October 17, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to 
Secretary Kerry requesting that he remove Under Secretary for 
Management Patrick Kennedy pending a review of his actions in 
negotiating a potential quid pro quo deal relating to the FBI 
investigation of Secretary Clinton, as well as his pressuring 
State Department employees not to classify Clinton's emails. 
That same day, the Committee sent a letter to the Department of 
State Inspector General requesting that he examine Kennedy and 
the Clinton document review process.

Government Contracting

    The Committee conducted federal government contract 
oversight with the overall objectives of reducing waste, fraud, 
and abuse, as well as increasing efficiencies and reducing 
federal government contract costs. From the beginning of the 
114th Congress, the Committee focused on Information Technology 
(IT) acquisition and specifically implementation of the Federal 
Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA).

IT Acquisition

    On February 11, 2015 the Committee held a hearing on the 
2015 GAO Biannual High Risk Report. For the first time GAO 
added ``Improving the Management of IT Acquisitions and 
Operations'' to its biannual high risk list. GAO found the 
government spent billions on failed and poorly performing IT 
investments and designated this area as high risk due to 
vulnerability to waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement. As a 
follow up to this designation, the Government Operations and IT 
Subcommittee held a joint hearing on June 10, 2015, entitled 
``The Federal Information Technology Reform Act's (FITARA) Role 
in Reducing IT Acquisition Risk.''
    Specifically, this hearing highlighted FITARA requirements 
and FITARA's potential role in reducing IT acquisition risk. 
The witnesses included, Tony Scott, Administrator for E-
Government and IT at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
and the federal Chief Information Officer (CIO); Anne Rung, 
Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at 
OMB; David Powner, Director IT Management Issues, GAO; and 
Richard Spires, former CIO at several federal agencies. The 
witnesses testified on the high risk factors in IT acquisition 
identified by GAO, how FITARA implementation could reduce these 
risks and how agencies should be held accountable for IT 
acquisition outcomes.
    On November 4, 2015, the Committee released its first 
FITARA Scorecard to measure agencies' implementation of FITARA 
requirements and hold agency CIOs accountable for IT management 
and acquisition. The Scorecard relied on agency self-reported 
data and highlighted the importance of four FITARA areas: (1) 
data center consolidation; (2) IT portfolio review savings; (3) 
incremental development in IT acquisitions; and (4) risk 
assessment transparency of IT investments.
    The Government Operations and IT Subcommittees held a 
hearing on the same day to discuss the FITARA Scorecard and 
FITARA implementation. The witnesses included CIOs from the 
Departments of Treasury and Transportation and General Services 
Administration as well as the federal CIO Tony Scott and David 
Powner from GAO. Chairman Chaffetz said at the Subcommittee 
hearing, ``FITARA is an effort to ensure that agencies are 
buying and developing technologies in an efficient way that is 
transparent and gives agencies the tools they need to do the 
work for the American people.''
    On May 18, 2016, the Committee released the FITARA 
Scorecard 2.0 and again the Government Operations and IT 
Subcommittees held a hearing to hear testimony from CIOs and 
discuss the importance of FITARA implementation to improving IT 
acquisition. The agency CIO witnesses were from the departments 
of Commerce, Energy, and Labor; and the National Aeronautics 
and Space Agency. IT Subcommittee Chairman Hurd said at the 
hearing, ``FITARA can play a key role in ensuring broader 
authorities for agency CIOs and a reduction of waste, fraud, 
and abuse'' and added that the FITARA grades are the 
Committee's effort ``to provide an objective measurement of 
progress and challenges.''
    The Committee plans to continue the FITARA Scorecard 
activity in the 115th Congress and continue to issue a 
Scorecard every six months because vigorous oversight of 
agencies' FITARA implementation should improve IT acquisition 
outcomes.
    The 2015 GAO High Risk Report designated IT acquisition as 
high risk and also acknowledged the problem was due in part to 
the increasing share of IT spending on Operations and 
Maintenance (O&M;) on legacy IT. This is an acquisition risk 
because as the costs of maintaining legacy systems increases, 
less funding is available for development. In December 2015, in 
an effort to understand the extent of the legacy IT challenge, 
the Committee sent a letter to all 24 agencies covered by the 
CFO Act requesting information on their legacy IT systems and 
applications.
    On May 25, 2016, the Committee held a hearing entitled, 
``Federal Agencies' Reliance on Outdated and Unsupported 
Information Technology: A Ticking Time Bomb.'' During this 
hearing, the Committee reviewed the information agencies 
provided in response the December 2015 letter and the findings 
of a GAO Report entitled ``Federal Agencies Need to Address 
Aging Legacy Systems.'' GAO reported that the federal 
government spent about 75 percent of the over $80 billion 
annual IT spend on legacy IT.
    Responses to the Committee's December 2015 oversight letter 
on legacy IT demonstrated agencies: (1) had mission critical 
systems in need of modernization; (2) used over 930 million 
lines of code using more than 70 legacy programming languages; 
and (3) had unsupported software and operating systems. The 
witnesses at the May 25 hearing included Tony Scott, 
Administrator for E-Government and IT, OMB; David Powner, 
Director IT Management Issues, GAO; and the CIOs from the 
departments of Defense, Treasury, Health and Human Services and 
the Internal Revenue Service. Testimony focused on the state of 
legacy IT in federal agencies and potential solutions to 
incentivize modernization of federal IT.
    On September 22, 2016, the Committee favorably reported 
H.R. 6004, the Modernizing Government Technology Act, and on 
September 26 the House approved the bill by voice vote under 
suspension of the rules. The bill would establish a centralized 
IT modernization fund as well as specific IT modernization 
funds at CFO Act agencies to incentivize the modernization of 
federal IT systems. Agencies would be authorized to reinvest IT 
savings in modernization projects.

General Contracting Oversight

    In the 113th Congress the Committee received a GAO report 
entitled ``Employing People with Blindness or Severe 
Disabilities: Enhanced Oversight of the AbilityOne Program 
Needed.'' In the 114th Congress, the Committee conducted 
oversight and promoted legislation in accordance with the 
report recommendations. Among the recommendations of the GAO 
report were creating an inspector general for the AbilityOne 
program and establishing cooperative agreements between the 
AbilityOne Commission and the two Central Nonprofit Agencies 
(CNAs).
    CNAs manage day to day operations of the AbilityOne program 
and assist the nonprofit affiliates that perform the AbilityOne 
contract work for the federal government. The AbilityOne 
program seeks to employ people who are blind or have severe 
disabilities by requiring federal agencies to obtain certain 
designated products and services by contracting with the 
AbilityOne nonprofit affiliates. By virtue of the Committee's 
continued oversight and in coordination with the Appropriations 
Committee, a new AbilityOne Inspector General and new reporting 
requirements were established in December 2015 through the FY 
2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act. In June 2016, the two CNAs 
signed cooperative agreements with the AbilityOne Commission. 
The creation of the IG and the new cooperative agreements 
satisfy two of the 2013 GAO report's recommendations.
    On March 18, 2015, the Government Operations Subcommittee 
held a hearing entitled, ``Federal Workforce Tax 
Accountability,'' to study potential reforms to ensure federal 
employees and contractors satisfy in good faith their financial 
obligations, including compliance with federal tax laws. The 
hearing examined GAO reporting that thousands of government 
contractors had substantial amounts of unpaid federal taxes. 
Subsequent to this hearing, Chairman Chaffetz introduced H.R. 
1562, the Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2015. H.R. 
1562 was designed to ensure federal contracts are only awarded 
to federal tax-compliant businesses and individuals. On April 
15, 2015, the House approved H.R. 1562 by a recorded vote of 
424-0.
    On January 26, 2015, USAID took action to suspend a federal 
contractor, International Relief and Development (IRD). In a 
statement, USAID said there were areas of serious financial 
misconduct, performance problems, mismanagement, and lack of 
internal controls. Between 2006 and 2014, USAID awarded 
contracts to IRD in Afghanistan ($1 billion) and in Iraq ($85 
million). The Committee commended USAID's actions and conducted 
oversight of this suspension action.
    The Committee has also conducted oversight of contracting 
at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In 
2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that 
HUD should use procurement contracts to administer the project-
based Section 8 program instead of cooperative agreements. HUD 
abruptly shifted from using federal contracts to cooperative 
agreements to acquire these services, thereby avoiding the 
competition requirements in federal contracting, but the 
contractors challenged HUD's action. In 2015, the Supreme Court 
declined to hear HUD's appeal, effectively requiring HUD to 
comply with competition requirements by using federal 
contracts.
    In January 2016, Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) of the 
Government Operations Subcommittee wrote HUD Secretary to 
ensure timely implementation of the Court of Appeals' decision. 
This oversight continues.
    The Committee has also conducted oversight and approved 
legislation to promote economy and efficiency in federal 
contracting. Since 2009, there have been 12 executive orders 
instituting new compliance requirements, resulting in 16 new 
regulations for government contractors. On July 15, 2015, the 
Committee sent a letter to the Secretary of Labor and the 
Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy 
requesting withdrawal of the proposed rule and guidance 
implementing Executive Order 13673 due to the duplicative and 
complex new labor compliance system proposed for federal 
contractors.
    On January 12, 2016, the Committee favorably reported H.R. 
1671, the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act in response 
to Executive Order 13502, which established a preference for 
project labor agreements (PLA) in federally funded or federal 
construction projects. Mandated PLAs can often drive up the 
cost and delay federal or federally-assisted construction 
projects and further discourage small businesses from 
participating in this marketplace. This bill would require that 
federal agencies neither prohibit nor promote PLAs, thereby 
promoting robust competition through equal treatment of union 
and non-union contractors and ensuring the federal government 
receives the best possible value with these contracts.
    On July 8, 2016, in the interest of exploring opportunities 
for efficiencies and cost savings in federal contracting, the 
Government Operations Subcommittee held a hearing entitled 
``Contracting Fairness.'' The objectives of the hearing were 
to: (1) identify the impact of the current moratorium on OMB 
Circular A-76 competitions between the private sector and the 
government to provide services; (2) discuss the increased 
reliance on insourcing of such services by executive branch 
agencies; and (3) examine best practices for increasing the use 
of A-76 competitions and other efforts to obtain the 
efficiencies and cost savings that result from leveraging the 
private sector for non-inherently governmental services. 
Witnesses included: Angela Styles, former Administrator for the 
Office of Federal Procurement Policy at OMB; Donald Kettl, 
Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; 
Maurice McTigue, Vice President of Outreach at the Mercatus 
Center at George Mason University; and John Palatiello, 
President of the Business Coalition for Fair Competition.
    In the 113th Congress, the Subcommittee on the Federal 
Workforce held a hearing entitled ``Assessing the Government's 
Use of Design-Build Contracts.'' In follow-up activity related 
to this hearing, the Committee in this Congress took 
legislative action aimed at increasing competition for federal 
design-build construction services contracts.
    On May 17, 2016, the Committee favorably reported H.R. 
5199, Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act. This 
bill is designed to encourage competition and reduce the costs 
of bidding for federal construction contracts by encouraging 
the use of the two-step bid and proposal process for design-
build construction contracts. In phase one of the two-step 
process, applicants submit information related to their 
experience and past performance. Then, if deemed qualified, 
applicants make the substantial investment in creating and 
submitting detailed price and technical proposals that an 
agency evaluates for purposes of making an award decision. The 
bill would increase the opportunity for small businesses to 
compete by reducing the cost of competing and reducing the time 
contracting officers must spend reviewing numerous complicated 
design proposals in the one-step proposal process.
    Finally, the Committee took action to continue GAO's 
existing authority to hear certain protests of government 
contract awards. Beginning in FY 2008, the GAO was authorized 
to hear challenges to civilian agency contract awards of large 
task or delivery orders valued over $10 million. Originally, 
this authority was enacted to respond to concerns that agencies 
were circumventing federal procurement competition requirements 
by using this particular contract vehicle and in an effort to 
increase transparency of agency task or delivery order contract 
award decisions. The original grant of this authority was 
extended until September 30, 2016. In an effort to further 
extend this transparency and accountability in contracting 
mechanism, the Committee ordered reported, H.R. 5995 to 
permanently extend the authority on September 15, 2016. The 
House approved H.R. 5995 on September 21, 2016. The Senate 
approved H.R. 5995 by unanimous consent on November 30, 2016. 
The president signed H.R. 5995 into law on December 14, 2016 
and it was assigned Public Law Number 114-260.

The Government Accountability Office

    The Committee has authorizing responsibilities over the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO), and made concerted 
efforts this year to enact legislative reforms to strengthen 
the work of the GAO and to also highlight and support its 
signature work products.
            GAO Authorizing Activities
    On July 12, 2016, the Committee approved by voice vote H.R. 
5687, the GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2016, sponsored by Rep. 
Jody Hice (R-GA). The bill helps make the Government 
Accountability Office more efficient by eliminating or reducing 
its obligation to conduct eight statutorily-required audits 
that GAO and the relevant Congressional committees believe are 
either no longer necessary or necessary on a less frequent 
basis. By reducing or eliminating these reports, this 
legislation puts GAO in a better position to respond to 
Congressional requests for assistance in matters of greater 
importance. On September 20, 2016, the House approved H.R. 5687 
under suspension of the rules. On December 10, 2016, the Senate 
approved H.R. 5687 by Unanimous Consent, and it was presented 
to the president for signature.
    Also on July 12, 2016, the Committee also approved by voice 
vote H.R. 5690, the GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2016, 
sponsored by Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA). The bill clarifies GAO's 
authority to access federal records, including the National 
Database of New Hires. The bill also strengthens GAO's ability 
to bring a civil action in the event an agency refuses to 
disclose information that GAO needs to fulfill its audit, 
evaluation, and investigation duties. The bill also requires 
GAO to keep congressional committees of jurisdiction apprised 
of GAO recommendations related to agencies they oversee. On 
September 20, 2016, the House approved H.R. 5687 under 
suspension of the rules.
            GAO High Risk List and Related Oversight
    On February 11, 2015, the Committee held a hearing on the 
Government Accountability Office's (GAO) high risk list 
entitled ``GAO's High Risk Report: 25 Years of Problematic 
Practices.'' The hearing reviewed GAO's biannual high risk 
list, which in 2015 identified the 32 areas of government most 
susceptible to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. 
Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified about the high risk 
areas, two of which--(1) managing risks and improving Veterans 
Affairs health care, and (2) improving the management of 
information technology acquisitions and operations--were new in 
2015.
    On November 18, 2016, the Chair and Ranking Member sent a 
letter to the five agencies that testified at the February 2015 
hearing--Department of Defense, Centers for Medicare and 
Medicaid Studies, Department of Energy, National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration, and Internal Revenue Service--seeking 
a progress report on the agency's efforts to address high-risk 
areas. Specifically, the Committee requested the performance 
goals, performance measures, planned actions, and milestones 
the agency is using to ensure progress is being made, as well 
as the agency official responsible.
            GAO Duplication Report and Oversight
    On April 14, 2015, the Committee held a hearing on GAO's 
fifth annual report on duplication, overlap, fragmentation, and 
opportunities for cost saving in government. The hearing was 
entitled: ``GAO's Duplication Report at Five Years: 
Recommendations Remain Unaddressed.'' The report identified 66 
new actions that executive branch agencies and Congress could 
take to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government 
in 24 areas. Comptroller General Dodaro testified that 
addressing fragmentation, overlap, and duplication within the 
federal government is challenging due to, among other things, 
the lack of reliable budget and performance information. He 
stated that if fully and effectively implemented, the GPRA 
Modernization Act of 2010 and the Digital Accountability and 
Transparency Act of 2014 could help to improve performance and 
financial information.
    The following year, on April 13, 2016, the Committee held a 
hearing on GAO's sixth annual report on duplication, overlap, 
fragmentation, and opportunities for cost saving in government. 
The hearing was entitled: ``Waste and Inefficiency in the 
Federal Government: GAO's 2016 Duplication Report,'' and 
Comptroller General Dodaro testified. The report identified 92 
new actions that Congress and executive branch agencies could 
take to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government 
in 37 areas. In addition, the report identified 12 areas in 
which there is evidence of fragmentation, overlap, or 
duplication. Mr. Dodaro testified that tens of billions of 
additional dollars would be saved should Congress and executive 
branch agencies fully address actions that are currently 
partially addressed or not addressed, including the new actions 
GAO identified in 2016. A substantial number of GAO's actions 
from the 2011-2016 annual reports fall within the areas of 
health care, defense, and revenues, and these areas have 
significant opportunities for cost savings or other financial 
benefits.

Federal Firearm Practices

    During the 114th Congress, the Committee undertook a review 
of federal agency inventory and control practices of firearms, 
ammunition, and tactical/military-style equipment. The 
oversight of agency munition practices began following an audit 
report by the General Service's Administration (GSA) Office of 
the Inspector General highlighting flaws in GSA's 
administration of a surplus firearm donation program. The 
Committee's oversight efforts have reviewed a number of 
instances where federal agency personnel had misplaced 
firearms, at times resulting in harm to innocent civilians. The 
Committee remains focused on ensuring that federal agencies are 
acting as good stewards of taxpayer dollars in how they procure 
and account for munitions. The Committee intends to continue 
its oversight of federal agency munition practices in the 115th 
Congress.
    On March 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Government Operations 
held a hearing on GSA's administration of the surplus firearms 
donation program. The hearing, entitled ``Firearms Lost: GSA's 
Administration of the Surplus Firearm Donation Program,'' 
reviewed GSA's inventory management procedures for the nearly 
10,000 firearms donated to local law enforcement agencies 
across the country. The Committee's review of documents 
uncovered that a large number of firearms had been lost or 
improperly sold, in some cases years before GSA became aware of 
the firearm's absence from inventory. In at least one instance, 
a pair of 40 mm grenade launchers were illegally sold and 
discovered to have been placed into circulation in the civilian 
market. The Committee's review also found that the system GSA 
was using to manage the firearms donated through program was 
woefully outdated, and relied heavily on paper. As a result of 
the Committee's efforts, as well as those by the Inspector 
General, GSA committed to reforming the processes and 
procedures used for administering and managing the firearms 
donation program.
    Following the Committee's March 2 hearing, the Committee 
expanded its oversight of federal firearms practices. The 
Committee sent letters to more than 30 agencies that have 
personnel with firearms authority. The Committee requested that 
these agencies provide documents on each agencies firearms 
inventory, the accounting procedures used, and documentation of 
lost, stolen, or missing firearms.
    On July 6, 2016 the Committee held a hearing on firearms 
and munition control practices at the Bureau of Prisons, the 
Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Homeland 
Security. The hearing, entitled ``Firearms and Munitions at 
Risk: Examining Inadequate Safeguards,'' revealed that the 
inventory controls at these agencies is woefully inadequate. 
The hearing uncovered that the Department of Homeland Security 
lost more than 500 firearms in eight years. The hearing also 
revealed that the agencies were not abiding by the firearms 
control practices required by the state and local jurisdictions 
where agents were operating. The Committee's oversight 
highlighted that the Bureau of Prisons was relying on paper 
forms to track the use of ammunition, creating discrepancies in 
inventory accounting, and increasing the risk of theft or loss. 
The hearing showed that in addition to inadequate accounting 
for inventory, agencies were inaccurately accounting for the 
procurement of firearms related products by miscoding 
purchases.
    On October 17, 2016 the Committee sent a letter to 
Administrator Gene Dodaro of the Government Accountability 
Office, requesting a review of federal agency firearm, 
ammunition, and military-style equipment. The letter requested 
that GAO review inventory procurement practices at all agencies 
with 250 or more law enforcement personnel, as well as 
inventory accounting and control procedures.

                      FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Real Property Management and Disposal

    On February 4, 2016, Representative Jeff Denham introduced 
H.R. 4465, the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016. 
Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings are 
original cosponsors of the bill. On April 14, 2016, the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform by voice vote 
ordered H.R. 4465 to be reported with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute, as amended. H.R. 4465 passed the House 
by voice vote under suspension of the rules on May 23, 2016. On 
December 10, 2016, H.R. 4465 passed the Senate by Unanimous 
Consent. H.R. 4465 was signed into law on December 16, 2016 and 
became Public Law 114-287.
    Public Law 114-287 establishes the Public Buildings Reform 
Board, a six-year board for identifying opportunities for cost 
savings and deficit reduction by reducing the federal 
government's inventory of civilian real property. Additionally, 
P.L. 114-287 creates agency data submission requirements to 
inform the Board's recommended actions, a process for approval 
of the Board's recommendations, and requirements for 
implementation of approved recommendations. P.L. 114-287 
reforms the existing federal real property disposal process 
through streamlining and updating the McKinney-Vento Homeless 
Assistance Act, creates a statutory requirement for a federal 
real property database that is publicly accessible, and 
incentivizes additional reduction and savings efforts by 
allowing agency retention of sales proceeds for specific 
disposal related purposes.
    Also on February 4, 2016, Senator Tom Carper introduced S. 
2509, the Federal Property Management Reform Act of 2016. On 
February 10, 2016 the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs ordered S. 2509 reported with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute. On December 7, 2016, 
Representative Jeff Denham introduced a modified House version 
of the Federal Property Management Reform Act of 2016, H.R. 
6451. Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah 
Cummings are original cosponsors of the bill. The bill passed 
the House on December 8, 2016, and it passed the Senate on 
December 10, 2016. H.R. 6451 was signed into law on December 
16, 2016 and became Public Law 114-318.
    Public Law 114-318 codifies the Federal Real Property 
Council and increases reporting requirements related to real 
property for federal agencies. P.L. 114-318 requires the U.S. 
Postal Service to better manage and account for property. P.L. 
114-318 also encourages increased collocation of federal agency 
field offices with U.S. Postal Service facilities.
    The Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets, led 
by Chairman John Mica, held a hearing on September 23, 2016 
titled, ``Vacant Federal Properties.'' The hearing discussed 
factors that hinder agencies from disposing of excess real 
property, such as statutory disposal requirements, costs of 
preparing properties for disposal, conflicts with stakeholders, 
and other constraints. The hearing examined particular issues 
faced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in disposing of 
unneeded federal real property.

Personal Property Management

    The Committee also conducted oversight activities with 
regard to personal property owned by the federal government. On 
May 21, 2015, the Subcommittee on Government Operations held a 
hearing titled, ``Issues Facing Civilian and Postal Service 
Vehicle Fleet Procurement.'' The hearing examined government-
wide fleet procurement processes, with a particular focus on 
special purpose vehicle fleets. The hearing included 
significant focus on the Postal Service's fleet acquisition 
plans; however, the hearing also discussed vehicle leasing 
through the General Services Administration (GSA), including 
testimony from the Director of GSA's Office of Motor Vehicle 
Management.

United States Postal Service

    The Committee conducted extensive oversight of the United 
States Postal Service's current operations to inform 
congressional reforms. To help better understand the Postal 
Service's competitive product operations, on May 13, 2015 the 
Committee made the first of three written requests to the 
Postal Service requesting information regarding the accounting 
for competitive product revenue and expenses. Documents 
obtained from those requests subsequently informed the 
inclusion of a provision in the Committee's Postal Service 
reform bill regarding a Postal Regulatory Commission review of 
Postal Service costing methodologies. The Committee also 
received quarterly financial briefings from the Postal Service 
to ensure the Committee had an accurate understanding of the 
agency's current financial situation.
    On May 21, 2015, the Subcommittee on Government Operations 
held a hearing titled, ``Issues Facing Civilian and Postal 
Service Vehicle Fleet Procurement.'' The hearing examined 
government-wide fleet procurement processes, with a particular 
focus on the Postal Service's plans to replace the majority of 
its light-duty carrier route vehicles--many of which have 
reached the end of their expected operational lives--with the 
Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV). During the hearing, 
Members expressed serious concerns about the Request for 
Information the Postal Service issued on January 20, 2015. 
Following the hearing, the Postal Service reevaluated its 
approach to the NGDV acquisition and made significant 
adjustments, which were reflected in the Request for Proposal 
and subsequent management decisions.
    On June 16, 2015, the Subcommittee on Government Operations 
held a hearing titled, ``Fair Competition in International 
Shipping.'' The hearing examined the rate-setting mechanisms 
for the international exchange of mail and discussed potential 
reforms to improve the ability of the United States to secure 
equitable terms with other nations. As a result of this 
hearing, the Committee obtained documents from the Postal 
Service to provide greater detail on how the treaties governing 
mail exchange work in practice and how the security of 
international mail could be improved. Additionally, on August 
31, 2016, the Committee wrote to Postal Regulatory Commission 
Chairman Robert Taub requesting that the Commission consider 
the concerns raised at the June 15 hearing when providing views 
to the Secretary of State on the terms of the proposed 
international mail treaty, which if approved, will be in effect 
during the 2018-2021 timeframe.
    On May 11, 2016 the Committee held a hearing titled, 
``Reforming the Postal Service: Finding a Viable Solution.'' 
The hearing examined the ongoing financial challenges facing 
the agency as a result of diminishing demand for mail and 
growing legacy benefit costs. The hearing also discussed 
various avenues for potential legislative reform of the agency 
and included witnesses from the Postal Service, the Postal 
Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Government Accountability 
Office, postal unions, and private industry.
    The May hearing provided the Committee with valuable 
additional insight as it worked to finalize a bipartisan postal 
reform proposal. Shortly after the hearing, on July 11, 2016 
Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah E. 
Cummings (D-MD), along with Government Operations Subcommittee 
Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC), Ranking Member Gerald Connolly 
(D-VA), and Representative Stephen E. Lynch introduced H.R. 
5714, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016. The legislation, 
informally released on June 15, 2016 for public comment, was 
the result of more than a year of negotiation among the Members 
and represented a bipartisan effort to restore the Postal 
Service's solvency.
    While H.R. 5714 included provisions found in previous 
Committee-backed postal reform bills, such as H.R. 2748 in the 
113th Congress, the bill also included a number of new 
provisions. Under the most significant of these new provisions, 
the Postal Service employees and retirees would be required to 
fully enroll in Medicare benefits, if they are eligible, in 
order to maintain their access to Federal Employee Health 
Benefits Plan coverage in retirement. This change will address 
the Postal Service's unfunded liability for retiree health care 
benefits and allows the agency to operate more like a private 
sector business, in line with its self-funding mandate.
    On July 12, 2016, the Committee considered and ordered H.R. 
5714 favorably reported by voice vote.

District of Columbia

    In the 114th Congress, the Committee worked to promote and 
protect educational resources for children in the District of 
Columbia. In addition, the Committee, has undertaken efforts to 
protect Congress's status as the plenary authority in the 
District. The Committee has actively addressed situations where 
the District has acted contrary to Congressional intent, such 
as the passage of the Budget Autonomy Act.
            Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act
    On April 21, 2015, the Committee considered House Joint 
Resolution 43. The resolution was a disapproval of the Council 
of the District of Columbia's Reproductive Health Non-
Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014. The Act, amended the D.C. 
Human Rights Amendment Act of 1977 to include reproductive 
health decisions as a protected class. On April 13, 2015, the 
Joint Resolution of Disapproval was introduced in the House. 
The Committee favorably reported the Resolution on April 21. 
The House agreed to the joint resolution on April 30, 2015.

D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP)

    The Committee worked to ensure the Scholarships for 
Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act is reauthorized. SOAR would 
provide reauthorization for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship 
Program, which provides funds to low-income students to attend 
a D.C. private school of their parents' choice. On October 16, 
2015, the Committee considered, and favorably reported, H.R. 
10, the SOAR Act. H.R. 10 was passed in the House on October 
21, 2015.
    Following passage of H.R. 10, the Committee became aware of 
the Department of Education's failure to provide access to 
carryover funds to the OSP administrator. These funds are 
necessary for the administrator to provide increased access for 
educational opportunities to a greater number of D.C. students. 
The decision by the Department required the Committee to add 
additional provisions to the SOAR Act. As a result, on April 
12, 2016, the Chairman introduced a new version of the SOAR 
Act, H.R. 4901. H.R. 4901 provided the administrator with 
access to the carryover funds. The Act was reported favorably 
by the Committee on April 25, 2016, and was passed by the House 
on April 29, 2016.
    On December 6, 2016, Chairman Hal Rodgers introduced H.R. 
2028, a short-term Continuing Resolution. H.R. 2028 included 
language from the SOAR Act mandating that the carryover funds 
accumulated during previous appropriations cycles, and 
currently held by the Department of Education, be released to 
the Opportunity Scholarship Program administrator. On December 
8, 2016 the House passed H.R. 2028, including the SOAR 
carryover funding language. On December 9, 2016, the Senate 
passed H.R. 2028, and presented it to the President on December 
10, 2016. The Continuing Resolution, which included the 
mandated release of carryover funds held by the Department of 
Education, was signed into law as Public Law No. 114-254 on 
December 10, 2016.
            D.C. Budget Autonomy
    On March 18, 2016, the D.C. Superior Court upheld the 
legality of the D.C. Budget Autonomy Act, which had passed by 
referendum in 2013. The Act purported to provide authority for 
the District to pass a local budget without a Congressional 
appropriation. This assertion stands in clear contradiction to 
the intent of Congress in the Home Rule Act of 1973, to 
maintain its role in the appropriations process. In response, 
the Committee took action to reassert the intent of Congress 
and clarify that the D.C. Budget Autonomy Act was contrary to 
that intent.
    On May 12, 2016, the Subcommittee on Government Operations 
held a hearing entitled ``D.C. Home Rule: Examining the Intent 
of Congress in the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 
1973.'' The hearing included witnesses involved in the drafting 
of the Home Rule Act, the Former Attorney General for the 
District of Columbia, the Chairman of the Council of the 
District of Columbia, the Government Accountability Office, and 
an attorney who argued in favor of the Budget Autonomy Act 
during court proceedings. At the hearing, witnesses testified 
that the original drafting of the legislation, as well as the 
activity involved in the passage of the Home Rule Act, 
expressly excluded language that would have granted budget 
autonomy to the District. The witnesses testified that the Home 
Rule Act's passage was dependent on the reservation of the 
appropriations power for Congress. In addition, the hearing 
showed that the District's actions under the Budget Autonomy 
Act would potentially subject District government employees to 
sanctions under the Antideficiency Act.
    On May 17, 2016, the Committee considered H.R. 5233, the 
Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for DC Home Rule 
Act of 2016. The Act, expressly repealed the Budget Autonomy 
Act and reasserted Congressional intent in requiring that the 
D.C. budget be created through an appropriation by Congress. In 
addition, the Act created additional safeguards in the Home 
Rule Act, to prevent misinterpretation of Congressional intent 
in the future. H.R. 5233 was reported favorably by the 
Committee on May 17, and passed the House on May 25, 2016.
    On July 7, 2016, the Committee considered two bills related 
to District. The first, H.R. 5037, created a program to allow 
for the District of Columbia Court System and the Public 
Defender System to provide voluntary separation incentive 
payments. The second, H.R. 4419, created additional disclosure 
requirements for judges in the District of Columbia in order to 
bring the required disclosures more in line with federal 
judicial transparency requirements. Both bills were reported 
favorably by the Committee, and passed the House on September 
22, 2016.

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

    The Committee conducted oversight of the Washington 
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) efforts to 
address continuing safety and maintenance related issues. The 
Committee's oversight has included reviews of WMATA's response 
to the January 2015 L'Enfant Plaza incident, the March shutdown 
of WMATA rail service, and the SafeTrack program implemented to 
bring the system to a state of good repair.
    On February 13, 2015, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Public 
Assets held a joint hearing entitled ``D.C. Metro: Is There a 
Safety Gap?''. The hearing examined WMATA's coordination with 
regional first responders in preparing for, and addressing 
emergency situations. Specifically, the Committee reviewed 
WMATA's response in two fatal rail emergencies--the 2009 Fort 
Totten crash and the January 2015 L'Enfant Plaza smoke 
incident. Witnesses included: Christopher Hart, the acting 
Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); 
Mortimer Downey, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Edward Mills, 
Assistant Fire Chief for Operations of the District of Columbia 
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department; Jackie Jeter, 
President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689; and 
Jonathan Rogers, a passenger on the 2016 L'Enfant Plaza smoke 
incident train.
    On July 21, 2015, the subcommittees on Government 
Operations and Transportation and Public Assets held a joint 
hearing entitled ``D.C. Metro: Update.'' The hearing reviewed 
WMATA's progress in implementing the safety recommendations 
made in the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal 
Transit Administration's reports on the L'Enfant Plaza fatal 
smoke incident. The hearing also addressed several longstanding 
issues, including WMATA's financial difficulties and the need 
to expand available passenger communication access through the 
use of wireless technologies in stations and tunnels.
    On April 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Public 
Assets held a joint hearing on WMATA's safety and service 
entitled, Examining the Safety and Service of D.C. Metro. The 
hearing examined the spate of electrical fires that occurred on 
the WMATA system during the first several months of 2016, 
culminating in the March 16, 2016 full day emergency shutdown. 
The hearing reviewed the National Transportation Safety Board's 
review of the L'Enfant Plaza smoke incident, as well as the 
McPherson Square fire that precipitated the extended system 
shutdown.
    On December 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Public 
Assets held a joint hearing on WMATA's safety and maintenance 
record since the inception of the SafeTrack program. The 
hearing, entitled A SafeTrack?: Examining WMATA's Safety and 
Maintenance, reviewed the findings of the NTSB investigation of 
the East Falls Church derailment. NTSB testified during the 
hearing that the cause of the derailment, excessing track 
gauge, should have been identified by WMATA inspectors, and 
repaired by maintenance crews. The hearing highlighted that 
track inspectors were falsifying reports and not properly 
conducting the track inspections that are necessary to identify 
and repair these types of rail infrastructure defects. The 
hearing also revealed that the FTA was at least partially 
responsible for the lack of a strong safety culture at WMATA 
and the failure of rail safety standards that led to the East 
Falls Church derailment.
    In addition to hearings, the Committee held periodic 
briefings with WMATA personnel on issues of safety, finances, 
and maintenance. The Committee also conducted oversight of 
WMATA's hiring practices following revelations that a WMATA 
Transit Police Officer was arrested on charges of attempting to 
provide material support to ISIS. The Committee also requested 
that the Government Accountability Office undertake a review of 
WMATA's SafeTrack program which is rapid maintenance surge 
designed to bring the system into a state of good repair.

Security Clearance Reform

    The Committee worked to hold the Obama administration 
accountable for progress on security clearance reform. On 
February 25, 2016, the Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Security Clearance Reform: The Performance Accountability 
Council's Path Forward.'' In the days preceding that hearing, 
the Office of Personnel Management announced the creation of a 
National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) that will take 
responsibility for conducting security clearance 
investigations. The Committee learned important details about 
the new agency, including the fact that the information 
technology (IT) systems at NBIB will be handled by the 
Department of Defense. In that hearing, Members also closely 
questioned the Office of the Director of National Intelligence 
(ODNI) Director of National Counterintelligence and Security 
Center William Evanina regarding ODNI's ongoing failure to 
issue a policy allowing security clearance investigations to 
take into account publicly available social media information.
    The Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing on 
May 13, 2016 entitled, ``Incorporating Social Media into 
Federal Background Investigations.'' The day before the 
hearing, ODNI announced that it would issue a policy that would 
henceforth allow investigators to examine publicly available 
social media data.
    The Committee continues to engage in oversight of ODNI and 
the Office of Personnel Management regarding security clearance 
reform, as well as the integration of social media into the 
investigations process.
    On August 25, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the IRS 
requesting information on the agency's progress in implementing 
an electronic system to allow security clearance investigators 
to check on the tax delinquency status of individuals seeking a 
security clearance.
    The Committee also sent a bipartisan letter on November 21, 
2016 recommending that the House Armed Services Committee 
refrain from including a provision in the National Defense 
Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 that would transfer 
responsibility for conducting background investigations from 
OPM to the Department of Defense. That provision could disrupt 
ongoing reforms of the security clearance process.

Inspectors General; Whistleblower Protections

            Inspectors General
    On February 3, 2015, the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform held its first hearing of the 114th Congress. 
That hearing, titled, ``Inspector General: Independence, 
Access, and Authority,'' highlighted the fundamental need for 
inspectors general (IGs) to receive unfettered access to 
information and materials from their respective agencies. The 
hearing discussed the continued challenges to access and 
independence faced by certain IGs.
    On May 18, 2015, Chairman Jason Chaffetz introduced a bill 
aimed at addressing many of the issues highlighted in the 
hearing. The bill, H.R. 2395, the Inspector General Empowerment 
Act of 2015, enhances the toolkit available to IGs for 
obtaining evidence to support their investigations and 
accessing information and materials necessary to identify 
waste, fraud, and abuse at the agency they oversee. For 
example, H.R. 2395 authorizes IGs to issue testimonial 
subpoenas for federal government contractors and former federal 
employees. The bill also exempts IGs in the course of their 
duties from both the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection 
Act and the Paperwork Reduction Act, which will enhance their 
ability to identify and prevent improper or fraudulent payments 
and better facilitate efficient oversight. The Committee 
ordered reported H.R. 2395 by voice vote on May 19, 2015.
    In July 2015, the Department of Justice's Office of Legal 
Counsel (OLC) issued an opinion that attempted to limit IGs' 
authority to access certain information, including grand jury 
materials. Therefore, prior to bringing H.R. 2395 to the House 
floor for consideration, the Committee added language to the 
bill to clarify the intent of Congress for IGs to have complete 
access to the information and materials necessary to identify 
waste, fraud, and abuse. H.R. 2395 clarifies that the only laws 
that can prevent an IG from accessing information are those 
that expressly prohibit such access to the information or 
materials in question. On June 21, 2016, the House passed H.R. 
2395 under suspension.
    On December 7, 2016, Chairman Jason Chaffetz introduced a 
version of the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016 that 
reflects language agreed upon with the Senate prior to 
introduction. The updated version of the bill, H.R. 6450, 
passed the House on December 8, 2016. The Senate passed H.R. 
6450 by Unanimous Consent on December 10, 2016. H.R. 6450 was 
signed into law on December 16, 2016 and became Public Law 114-
317.
    The Committee also obtained information from agencies that 
attempted to stymie IG access, and responded to provided 
assistance. On April 11, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to 
the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 
questioning the determination to terminate the agency's Acting 
IG. While the termination memorandum was subsequently 
withdrawn, the Committee questioned NEA's apparent lack of 
adherence to the statutory process for removing an IG. The 
Committee's efforts helped to bring about significant 
improvements with regard to the position and role of the NEA 
IG.
    The Committee also intervened in a similarly problematic 
case where Department of Commerce officials refused to provide 
access to records from the International Trade Administration's 
Enforcement and Compliance division to the Office of Inspector 
General. On April 26, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
Secretary of Commerce expressing concern and requesting 
documents and communications surrounding the decision to refuse 
access. Following the Committee's letter, the Department of 
Commerce Office of General Counsel reversed its decision and 
advised the International Trade Administration to provide the 
OIG with access to the business proprietary information 
previously withheld.
    The Committee also continued to conduct an annual survey of 
the IG community for information related to the volume of their 
open and unimplemented recommendations, and related cost 
savings. In early 2015 and again in early 2016, the Committee 
wrote every federal inspector general and requested the current 
number of recommendations that are open or unimplemented; the 
cumulative estimated cost savings associated with the current 
number of open and unimplemented recommendations; and some 
additional details for those recommendations that would result 
in cost savings if implemented. The survey also requested that 
every IG describe any instances where the agency refused to 
provide, or otherwise delayed or restricted your access to, 
records or other information. The survey responses yielded 
valuable information that guided the Committee's oversight 
efforts throughout the 114th Congress.
            Whistleblower Protections
    The Committee worked to strengthen the protections afforded 
to whistleblowers by enacting two key reform bills.
    On September 15, 2016, the Committee approved by unanimous 
consent H.R. 5790, the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016, sponsored by 
Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). H.R. 5790 addresses 
concerns about insufficient protections for whistleblowers in 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Specifically, the 
bill broadens the categories of people who can receive a 
protected disclosure from whistleblowers. H.R. 5790 was 
approved by the House on December 7, 2016 by unanimous consent. 
The Senate approved H.R. 5790 on December 10, 2017. H.R. 5790 
was presented to the president and was assigned Public Law 
Number 114-302.
    Also on September 15, 2016, the Committee approved by 
unanimous consent H.R. 5920, the Whistleblower Protections for 
Contractors Act, sponsored by Committee Ranking Member Elijah 
Cummings (D-MD). H.R. 5290 would make permanent an expiring 
pilot program of whistleblower protections for civilian 
contractors with the federal government. It would also make 
protections for both civilian and defense contractor 
whistleblowers uniform so as to cover contractors and 
subcontractors, grantees and subgrantees, and personal services 
contractors. Finally, the bill expands an existing limitation 
on defense and civilian contractors being reimbursed by the 
government for legal costs incurred in proceedings which relate 
to categories for which a protected whistleblower disclosure 
can be made. These limitations are also expanded to 
subcontractors and personal services contractors. The House 
approved companion legislation, S. 795, on December 5, 2016 
sponsored by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). The Senate approved 
S. 795 by unanimous consent on June 23, 2016. S. 795 was 
presented to the president and was assigned Public Law Number 
114-261.

Oversight of the Decennial Census

    The Committee is committed to maintaining a strong and 
constant oversight presence in the buildup for the 2020 
decennial census. This oversight role is particularly important 
given the extent to which the Census Bureau is altering the 
processes and systems used in administering the Census. During 
the 114th Congress, the Committee held a number of hearings 
focused on the procurement schedule for the numerous 
information technology systems necessary to successfully 
modernize Census administration. The Committee has also worked 
to maintain constant communication with the Bureau to ensure 
that the 2020 Census is carried out in an efficient and 
effective manner. Continued oversight of the Bureau and the 
2020 Census will be critical to prevent cost overruns and 
delays.
    On November 3, 2015, the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Information Technology held 
a joint hearing entitled ``Preparing for the 2020 Census: Will 
the Technology be Ready?''. The hearing examined the Bureau's 
2020 operational plan, which laid out the schedule for Census 
testing and preparations. The hearing also examined GAO 
findings related to the readiness of the Bureau to undertake 
the 2020 modernization effort. Of particular focus in this 
hearing was the need for the Bureau to establish hard deadlines 
for, and reduce the scope of, the modernization effort in order 
to ensure the system was ready by 2020.
    On June 9, 2016, the Committee held a hearing on the status 
of the Bureau's efforts to procure the necessary IT products, 
and the GAO's recent report on 2020 Census preparations. The 
hearing, entitled ``Census 2020: Examining the Readiness of Key 
Aspects of the Census Bureau's 2020 Census Preparation,'' 
revealed that the Bureau was in danger of failing to meet key 
milestones in its 2020 Census preparation. The GAO witness 
testified to the potential that given the short window of time 
remaining before the critical 2018 end-to-end testing, the 
Bureau may not be able to acquire all of the necessary IT 
systems for the modernization effort. The hearing also 
underscored the need for the Bureau to reduce the scope of its 
modernization efforts, and consider jettisoning some of the 
noncritical and more ambitious efforts, such as non-ID 
processing for internet self-response.
    On November 16, 2016, the Committee held a hearing 
reviewing the Bureau's 2016 site tests, and the Bureau's 
delivery schedule for the 50 plus information technology 
systems necessary for the 2018 end-to-end test and 2020 Census. 
The hearing, entitled ``2020 Census: Outcomes of 2016 Site 
Test,'' highlighted findings by GAO that the Bureau's 
enumeration efforts during the 2016 site tests resulted in non-
interview rates, where no information was gathered from a 
household, of 25 percent, roughly 20 percent greater than 
anticipated. In addition, the hearing revealed that the half of 
the Bureau's 50 systems to be tested in the 2018 end-to-end 
tests were not going to be delivered in time for the start of 
testing. The hearing reasserted the Committee's prior concerns 
that the Bureau's delivery schedule was inadequate, the 
potential that information technology systems to be used in the 
2020 Census will go untested prior to Census day, and that it 
was critical for the Bureau to address outstanding issues 
before the new administration takes over responsibility for the 
2020 Census.
    In addition to the aforementioned hearings, the Committee 
has held numerous briefings with key Census Bureau personnel. 
These meetings have focused on issues related to cybersecurity 
and procurement schedules. The Committee has also utilized 
official letters to successfully encourage the Bureau to take 
necessary steps in its 2020 Census preparations. For example, 
on May 10, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to Director John 
Thompson of the Bureau requesting an update on the delayed 
hiring of a permanent Chief Information Officer. Less than one 
month after receiving this letter, the Bureau officially 
announced the new CIO. Given the importance of the 2020 Census, 
the Committee intends to continue to perform vigorous oversight 
of the Bureau's efforts.

             HEALTH CARE, BENEFITS AND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

Health Care and Entitlements

    During the 114th Congress the Committee's Subcommittee on 
Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules (HCBAR) focused 
daily on the disastrous effects the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act was having on American families. On June 
20, 2015, the Subcommittee released its findings that advisors 
to the White House were far more involved in the development of 
the PPACA than had been previously known. These findings and 
the documents and communications supporting them led to a 
renewed nationwide focus on the secretive and deceptive way the 
PPACA was drafted and forced upon American families.
    The HCBAR Subcommittee routinely focused on the cost 
increases faced by many Americans as a result of the PPACA. 
Beginning in February 2015 the Committee held a series of 
hearings throughout the Congress on the effects of the PPACA. 
``From Health Care Enrollment to Tax Filing: A PPACA Update'' 
the Committee began a public review of all aspects of the 
health care law, including the tax burdens it created, the lack 
of oversight over enrollment and technological functions, and 
the massive premium increases facing many consumers. Our 
continued focus on cost increases were particularly successful: 
before the summer recess in 2016 the Subcommittee's hearing on 
the PPACA resulted in even a minority member of the Committee 
questioning administration claims that the law was lowering 
premiums. In September of 2016 the Committee heard from members 
of the health insurance industry to discuss rising premiums. 
The Committee's suspicions were confirmed a few weeks later 
when the administration finally admitted the premiums under the 
PPACA would be going up.
    The Committee's review of the technological problems of the 
PPACA revealed that the problems with the health care law were 
not limited to the federal health insurance web portal. In May 
of 2016 the Committee released a massive report on the state of 
Oregon's health insurance exchange, a debacle which cost 
taxpayers $305 million. This report was based on a year's worth 
of investigation, including many depositions and the review of 
over 170,000 pages of emails and reports. The Committee's 
findings were so troubling that we referred the matter to the 
United States Department of Justice and the Oregon State 
Attorney for further review.
    The Committee also uncovered serious problems with a 
significant aspect of the PPACA: the law's creation of Consumer 
Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs). Beginning in November 
2015 the Committee began a thorough review of the CO-OP program 
and learned that many of the CO-OPs were facing severe 
financial difficulties. The Committee held several hearings on 
this matter and held the administration to account for failing 
to responsibly supervise $2.4 billion in taxpayer loans. As a 
result of the Committee's work we were able to effectively warn 
the public to think before enrolling in such financially 
troubled programs, while pressing the administration to recoup 
these taxpayer dollars.
    Because of the PPACA the public has grown increasingly 
outraged by news reports of increasing pharmaceutical costs. In 
2016 the Committee held two high-profile hearings on this 
issue. First, the Committee called the executive of a drug 
company that had increased the cost of a life-saving drug 
nearly 4,000 percent. In the fall the Committee heard from the 
executive responsible for increasing the price of the EpiPen 
substantially. As a result of these hearings the Committee was 
able to demand increased transparency and efficiency from the 
Food and Drug Administration. While we continue to work on this 
issue it appears the Committee's efforts are already leading to 
improved processes at the FDA.
    The Subcommittee also routinely reviewed the activities of 
the Export-Import Bank of the United States. This work was a 
continuation of the oversight the Committee has routinely 
directed towards the Bank to guarantee that taxpayer money is 
not wasted or tainted with corruption. The Committee will 
continue to review the Bank and ways to better protect taxpayer 
backed loans across the globe.

Federal Regulation and the Regulatory Process

    The Committee's federal regulation and regulatory process 
activities in the 114th Congress included: passing regulatory 
reform legislation out of the Committee; sending letters of 
inquiry and recommendations to agencies on topics such as drone 
regulations, federal acquisition regulations, changes to 
environmental policies, and to ensure compliance with the 
regulatory process under the Administrative Procedure Act 
(APA); and an investigation into the Waters of the United 
States (WOTUS) rulemaking process which culminated in a report 
demonstrating a failure of the executive branch to follow 
appropriate rulemaking procedures. The Committee also requested 
that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examine the 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and rulemaking process 
which resulted in a September 2016 GAO report titled Regulatory 
Guidance Processes: Treasury and OMB Need to Reevaluate Long-
standing Exemptions of Tax Regulations and Guidance.
    Over this Congress the Committee dealt with three 
regulatory bills primarily which will be discussed in turn. 
First, the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016, H.R. 5226, was 
reported out of Committee on Sept. 8, 2016, and passed the 
House on Sept. 14, 2016. The bill seeks to provide transparency 
into the proposed rule process by requiring federal agencies to 
post, in a central location, all public comments the agency 
makes about a proposed rule during a proposed rule stage. The 
bill also prohibits agencies from actively soliciting support 
for a proposed rule during the phase that is meant to gather 
public input on possible regulatory action. Second, the 
Midnight Rule Relief Act of 2016, H.R. 4612, was reported out 
of Committee on June 10, 2016. This prohibits federal agencies 
from proposing or finalizing significant rules during a 
moratorium period that falls between the day after a 
presidential election and Inauguration Day in years when the 
serving president will leave office on Inauguration Day. Third, 
the All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act of 
2015, H.R. 1759, was reported out of Committee on July 29, 
2015, and requires agencies to submit monthly regulatory 
updates to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
(OIRA) for all rules expected to be proposed or released in the 
upcoming year. OIRA is then required to make the monthly 
regulatory updates publicly available on the Internet. The 
regulatory updates will include a summary, the objective of 
each rule, its legal basis, and other information. If a notice 
of proposed rulemaking has been issued for a rule, the update 
must include a schedule for completing the rulemaking, an 
estimate of the cost, and the economic effects considered. A 
rule must be noticed for at least six months before it can 
become effective.
    On March 3, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn 
House Office Building, the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and 
Administrative Rules and the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations will held a joint hearing titled, ``Challenges 
Facing OIRA in Ensuring Transparency and Effective 
Rulemaking.'' The hearing examined the current state of the 
federal regulatory review process. The sole witness was Howard 
Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs (OIRA).
    On June 10, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn 
House Office Building, the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior held a hearing 
titled, ``The Impact of Executive Order 13658 on Public Land 
Guides and Outfitters.'' The hearing examined the Department of 
Labor's implementation of the President issued Executive Order 
13658, which establishes a new minimum wage for contractors 
with the Federal Government at $10.10 per hour and the 
regulatory burden on the guide and outfitting industry. The 
witnesses for the hearing were Chris Stewart, Representative, 
Congressional Second District, Utah; David Brown, Executive 
Director, America Outdoors Association; Mike Cottingham, Owner, 
Wildness Ventures; and Mike Lazerri, Assistant Administrator 
for Government Contracts, Wage and Hour Division, United States 
Department of Labor.
    On March 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn 
House Office Building, the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations held a 
hearing titled, ``Accountability and Transparency at the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs.'' The hearing examined 
OIRA's role in ensuring regulatory transparency and 
accountability. The sole witness was Howard Shelanski, 
Administrator, OIRA.

                                INTERIOR

Energy

    On April 22, 2015, the Subcommittee on the Interior held a 
hearing on the Department of Energy's (DOE) inventory of excess 
uranium decommissioned from military use which represents a 
significant taxpayer asset. The U.S. Government Accountability 
Office (GAO) conducted a study of DOE's management of this 
stockpile, finding areas of concern. Witnesses included the 
head of DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy and a GAO representative 
speaking to its findings on the issue.
    In the 114th Congress, the Oversight and Government Reform 
Committee continued its work overseeing the Renewable Fuel 
Standard program at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 
The Subcommittees on the Interior and on Healthcare, Benefits, 
and Administrative Rules held a joint hearing examining the 
program on March 16, 2016. The hearing featured testimony on 
the management of the program from the Director of EPA's Office 
of Transportation and Air Quality, in addition to testimony 
provided by academics and non-governmental organizations 
discussing the effects of the program.
    On December 8, 2015, in another joint Interior and 
Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules hearing, the 
Committee focused on the Department of Interior's (DOI) Stream 
Protection Rule (SPR). In the summer of 2015, the Office of 
Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) within DOI 
announced the proposed SPR that revises and expands existing 
regulations for surface mining close to streams under the 
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. The Subcommittees 
heard testimony from Janice Schneider, the Assistant Secretary 
for Land and Minerals Management at DOI, and discussed the 
development and substance of the proposed SPR, with a focus on 
the rule's effects and the Administration's interaction with 
state partners.

Environment

    In February 2015, the Subcommittee held its first hearing, 
which examined upcoming Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
regulations. Specifically discussed were the Clean Power Plan, 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone, and 
Waters of the U.S. rule. The Subcommittee heard from 
economists, along with the attorneys general from Montana and 
Arkansas about the impacts these rules would have on the states 
and the American people.
    The Committee continued its oversight of the Chemical 
Safety Board (CSB). On March 4, 2015, the Committee held a 
hearing titled ``Rebuilding the Chemical Safety Board: Finding 
a Solution to the CSB's Governance and Management Challenges.'' 
The Committee heard testimony from all CSB board members, 
including Chairman Raphael Moure-Eraso, and also from the head 
of investigations of the EPA Office of Inspector General. The 
Committee learned about dysfunction in the CSB under Chairman 
Moure-Eraso's tenure. After Chairman Moure-Eraso resigned as 
result of issues discussed at the hearing, the Committee sent a 
bipartisan letter to the Department of Justice requesting an 
investigation into false statements he made in his testimony to 
the Committee.
    The Committee continued to conduct oversight over employee 
misconduct and management response at EPA. The Committee held a 
series of hearings--on April 30, 2015, July 29, 2015, and May 
18, 2016--on this subject. During these hearings, the Committee 
examined a variety of issues, ranging from employees viewing 
pornography at work, to allegations of retaliation for 
reporting sexual harassment, to the promotion of an employee to 
a high-level position in the Office of the Administrator with 
access to national security-related information despite a long 
history of inappropriate conduct towards female employees. At 
different times during the hearings, the Committee heard 
testimony from the Administrator of EPA, the Acting Deputy 
Administrator, and head of investigations at the Office of 
Inspector General. Additionally, the Committee received 
testimony from employees with first-hand experience of some of 
these incidents.
    On November 4, 2015, the Committee published a staff report 
titled ``The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 
Unprecedented 404(C) Action in Bristol Bay, Alaska.'' The 
report discusses EPA's decision to pursue an extraordinary 
``preemptive veto'' of a project under the Clean Water Act, 
prior to a project application being submitted. The report 
outlined areas of concern regarding EPA's pursuit of this 
policy action.
    On December 1, 2015, the Subcommittee on the Interior held 
a hearing entitled ``Examining Invasive Species Policy.'' This 
hearing focused on the threats that non-native species 
introduced into the country's ecosystems pose to the 
environment in general and endangered species in particular. 
Testifying was the Executive Director of the National Invasive 
Species Council housed at the Department of the Interior, along 
with academic and subject matter experts on the issue.
    The Committee released its investigative findings related 
to the Administration's Waters of the United States (WOTUS) 
rule in a Staff Report on October 27, 2016. This report 
highlighted areas of concern in the promulgation of this 
regulation, such as adherence to required regulatory guidelines 
and exclusion of agencies from its development.

Public Lands and Public Lands Agencies

    Two hearings were conducted at the Committee on oversight 
of the Endangered Species Act. The first, on April 20, 2016, 
was held by the Interior Subcommittee and the second, occurring 
the next day, was held jointly by the Subcommittee on the 
Interior and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and 
Administrative Rules. The first day, testimony was provided by 
subject matter experts, and on the second, the Administrator of 
the Fish and Wildlife Service appeared as a witness. The 
hearings examined the current state of the Act and what could 
be done to help it more efficiently achieve its goal of 
protecting imperiled species.
    On March 23, 2016, the Subcommittee on the Interior held a 
hearing titled, ``Examining BLM Public Lands Leasing.'' 
Appearing as a witness was the Director of the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) at the Department of the Interior. BLM has 
authority under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 to sell leases 
for the development of fossil fuels on federal lands. The 
hearing explored logistical, and other challenges, facing BLM's 
leasing process, which may necessitate a change in how it 
conducts these sales.
    In July of 2015, the Subcommittee on the Interior held a 
hearing titled ``Modernizing the National Park Service 
Concession Program.'' The hearing examined current National 
Park Service concession policies and looked at potential 
solutions for increasing revenue and attendance at national 
parks. Witnesses were the Chief Financial Officer of the 
National Park Service, and representatives of concessionaires 
operating at the parks.
    On September 13, 2016, the Subcommittee on the Interior 
held a hearing titled ``21st Century Conservation Practices.'' 
This hearing explored the idea of conservation grazing, a 
method of conservation which relies on grazing animals' natural 
historical presence to promote healthy and biologically diverse 
grasslands and heathlands. Witnesses at the hearing discussed 
how this method of constructive grazing can be used to maintain 
the environmental health of lands owned by the federal 
government.

New Items

    On September 17, 2015, the Committees on Oversight and 
Government Reform and Natural Resources held a joint hearing 
titled ``Joint Oversight Hearing on the EPA Animas Spill.'' In 
August of 2015, three million gallons of toxic mine waste that 
contained arsenic, lead, zinc and cadmium was released into the 
Animas River in San Juan County, Colorado, as a result of work 
performed by EPA and a contractor it retained. The hearing 
examined EPA's role in the incident and its immediate and long 
term response to the discharge and remediation efforts. The 
hearing also examined the potential long term impacts of the 
discharge to the nearby communities and the environment. The 
Committees heard testimony from representatives of the state of 
New Mexico and the Navajo Nation and Southern Ute Indian Tribe, 
in addition to the Administrator of the EPA.
    During the first half of 2016, the Committee held three 
hearings dealing with the Flint, Michigan contaminated drinking 
water crisis. The first occurred on February 3, 2016, the 
second on March 15, 2016, and the third two days later. In the 
hearings, the Committee explored the role of the federal 
government, specifically the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency, 
and the state of Michigan in the incident. Over the course of 
these hearings, testimony was provided by EPA officials, 
including the Administrator of the Agency, the state of 
Michigan, including the Governor, the former Mayor of Flint, 
and water quality experts and area residents.
    In 2016, the Committee held two hearings examining employee 
misconduct at the National Park Service. The first hearing, 
titled ``Oversight of the National Park Service,'' was held on 
June 14, 2016, and the second, ``Examining Misconduct and 
Mismanagement at the National Park Service,'' occurred on 
September 22, 2016. The first hearing discussed findings by the 
DOI's Office of Inspector General showing incidents of 
misconduct and unethical behavior. Providing testimony were the 
Inspector General and the Director of the National Park 
Service. The second hearing provided more detailed examination 
of the instances of concern discussed at the previous hearing. 
The Committee heard from the Deputy Director for Operations at 
the National Park Service and from management officials at 
Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Parks, who provided 
testimony in a whistleblower capacity.

                         INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

IT Acquisition

    From the beginning of 114th Congress, the Committee focused 
on Information Technology (IT) acquisition and specifically 
implementation of the Federal Information Technology 
Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA).
    On February 11, 2015 the Committee held a hearing on the 
2015 GAO Biannual High Risk Report and for the first time GAO 
added ``Improving the Management of IT Acquisitions and 
Operations'' to its biannual high risk list. GAO found the 
government spent billions on failed and poorly performing IT 
investments and designated this area as high risk due to 
vulnerability to waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement.
    As a follow up to this designation, the Government 
Operations and IT Subcommittee held a joint hearing on June 10, 
2015, entitled, ``The Federal Information Technology Reform 
Act's (FITARA) Role in Reducing IT Acquisition Risk.'' 
Specifically, this hearing highlighted FITARA requirements and 
its potential role in reducing IT acquisition risk. The 
witnesses included, Tony Scott, Administrator for E-Government 
and IT at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the 
federal Chief Information Officer (CIO); Anne Rung, 
Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at 
OMB; David Powner, Director IT Management Issues, GAO; and 
Richard Spires, former CIO at federal agencies. The witnesses 
testified on the high risk factors in IT acquisition identified 
by GAO, how FITARA implementation could reduce these risks and 
how agencies should be held accountable for IT acquisition 
outcomes.
    On November 4, 2015, the Committee released its first 
FITARA Scorecard to measure agencies' implementation of FITARA 
requirements and hold agency CIOs accountable for IT management 
and acquisition. The Scorecard relied on agency self-reported 
data and highlighted the importance of four FITARA areas: (1) 
data center consolidation; (2) IT Portfolio Review Savings; (3) 
Incremental development in IT acquisitions; and (4) Risk 
Assessment transparency of IT investments. The Government 
Operations and IT Subcommittees held a hearing on the same day 
to discuss the FITARA Scorecard and FITARA implementation. The 
witnesses included CIOs from the Departments of Treasury and 
Transportation and General Services Administration as well as 
the federal CIO Tony Scott and David Powner from GAO. Chairman 
Chaffetz said at the Subcommittee hearing, ``FITARA is an 
effort to ensure that agencies are buying and developing 
technologies in an efficient way that is transparent and gives 
agencies the tools they need to do the work for the American 
people.''
    On May 18, 2016, the Committee released the FITARA 
Scorecard 2.0 and again the Government Operations and IT 
Subcommittees held a hearing to hear testimony from CIOs and 
discuss the importance of FITARA implementation to improving IT 
acquisition. The agency CIO witnesses were from the Departments 
of Commerce, Energy, and Labor; and the National Aeronautics 
and Space Agency. IT Subcommittee Chairman Hurd said at the 
hearing, ``FITARA can play a key role in ensuring broader 
authorities for agency CIOs and a reduction of waste, fraud, 
and abuse'' and added that the FITARA grades are the 
Committee's effort ``to provide an objective measurement of 
progress and challenges.''
    On December 6, 2016 the Committee released the FITARA 
Scorecard 3.0 and again the Government Operations and IT 
Subcommittees held a hearing to hear testimony from CIOs and 
discuss the importance of FITARA implementation to improving IT 
acquisition. The agency CIO witnesses were from the Departments 
of State and Homeland Security. They were joined by DHS CFO 
Chip Fulghum, Dep't of State Director of the Bureau of Budget 
and Planning Douglas Pitkin, and David Powner from GAO. IT 
Subcommittee Chairman Hurd said at the hearing, ``We have a 
long way to go to get where we should be. The new 
administration must prioritize IT management and cybersecurity 
and will face disastrous consequences if it allows the 
government to remain in the horse and buggy days of technology 
implementation.''
    The Committee plans to continue the FITARA Scorecard 
activity in the 115th Congress and continue to issue a 
Scorecard every six months because vigorous oversight of 
agencies' FITARA implementation should improve IT acquisition 
outcomes.
    The 2015 GAO High Risk Report designated IT acquisition as 
high risk and also acknowledged the problem was due in part to 
the increasing share of IT spending on Operations and 
Maintenance (O&M;) or legacy IT. This is an acquisition risk 
because as the costs of maintaining legacy systems increases, 
this results in less funding available for development. In 
December, 2015, in an effort to understand the extent of the 
legacy IT challenge, the Committee sent a letter to all 24 CFO 
Act agencies requesting information on their legacy IT systems 
and applications.
    On May 25, 2016, the Committee held a hearing entitled, 
``Federal Agencies' Reliance on Outdated and Unsupported 
Information Technology: A Ticking Time Bomb.'' During this 
hearing, the Committee reviewed the information agencies 
provided in response to the December 2015 letter and the 
findings of a GAO Report entitled, ``Federal Agencies Need to 
Address Aging Legacy Systems.'' GAO reported that the federal 
government spent about 75 percent of the over $80 billion 
annual IT spend on legacy IT. The responses to the Committee's 
December 2015 oversight letter on legacy IT demonstrated 
agencies: (1) had mission critical systems in need of 
modernization, (2) used over 930 million lines of code using 
more than 70 legacy programming languages; and (3) had 
unsupported software and operating systems. The witnesses at 
the hearing included Tony Scott, Administrator for E-Government 
and IT, OMB, David Powner, Director IT Management Issues, GAO 
and the CIOs from the Departments of Defense, Treasury, Health 
and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service. Testimony 
focused on the state of legacy IT in federal agencies and 
potential solutions to incentivize modernization of federal IT.
    On September 22, 2016, the Committee reported H.R. 6004, 
the Modernizing Government Technology Act and on September 26 
the House approved the bill by voice vote under suspension of 
the rules. The bill would establish a centralized IT 
modernization fund and IT modernization funds at CFO Act 
agencies to incentivize the modernization of federal IT 
systems. Agencies would be authorized to reinvest IT savings in 
modernization projects.

Cybersecurity

    The Committee conducted oversight of the cybersecurity 
posture of federal agencies, as well as government policies, 
practices, and regulations that impacted the cybersecurity of 
the private sector. In addition to the public policy aspects of 
cybersecurity, the Committee also conducted a year-long 
investigation into the 2014-2015 data breaches at the Office of 
Personnel Management, which resulted in a report detailing the 
Committee's findings as well as a series of recommendations.

Information Security at Federal Agencies

    On November 17, 2015 the Committee held a hearing entitled, 
``U.S. Department of Education: Information Security 
Oversight.'' The U.S. Department of Education is responsible 
for managing the portfolio of over 40 million federal student 
loan borrowers holding over $1.18 trillion in outstanding debt 
obligations. During testimony it was discovered that the 
Department also is responsible for securing at least 139 
million unique social security numbers in its Central 
Processing System. Successful penetration tests conducted 
against the Department's, repeat findings on information 
technology by the inspector general, and negative scores on the 
CyberSprint lead to additional oversight of the Department's IT 
security and management.
    On March 16, 2015 the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled, 
``VA IT and Cybersecurity Oversight.'' The Subcommittee heard 
testimony from the Assistant Secretary for IT and CIO, LaVerne 
Council and the VA Deputy Assistant Inspector General Brent 
Arronte. The hearing covered broad aspects of the Departments 
IT and information security management, as well as specific 
modernization efforts including the Veterans Health Information 
System and Technology Architecture (VISTA) evolution program, 
the development of an interoperable electronic health record, 
and the Department's scheduling software. As a result of the 
Subcommittee's oversight of the VA, the Chairman and Ranking 
member sent a letter on May 27, 2016 to the GAO requesting an 
extensive review of the Department's work on modernizing VISTA.
    On January 20, 2016, the Committee sent a bipartisan letter 
to the twenty-four CFO Act agencies to determine the impact and 
remediation of a vulnerability discovered in several 
generations of Juniper ScreenOS products. In connection with 
this letter, the Subcommittee on Information Technology held a 
hearing on the broader subject of vulnerability and patch 
management at federal agencies entitled, ``Federal 
Cybersecurity Detection, Response, and Mitigation.'' The CIO of 
the Department of Treasury, Sanjeev Bhagowalia; the Chief 
Information Security Officer of the Department of State Steven 
Taylor; and Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for 
Cybersecurity and Communications Andy Ozment testified on the 
effectiveness of the government's threat intelligence sharing, 
the specifics of the Juniper ScreenOS vulnerability, and 
agencies patching practices. While testimony from Richard 
Barger, Chief Intelligence Officer at ThreatConnect, Inc. 
highlighted the best practices in vulnerability management from 
the private sector's perspective.
    On May 26, 2016 the Committee held a hearing reviewing the 
findings and recommendations of the Social Security 
Administration (SSA) and the results of two penetration tests 
conducted against SSA's networks. The hearing was entitled 
``Social Security Administration: Information Security 
Review.'' Members heard testimony from Acting Commissioner 
Carolyn Colvin, SSA CIO Robert Klopp, SSA CISO Marti Eckert, 
and Acting IG Gale Stallworth Stone. Testimony found that SSA 
twice failed to detect penetration tests, leaving global access 
privileges, sensitive information, and personally identifiable 
information susceptible to unauthorized access.
    On June 20, 2016 the Subcommittee traveled to Chicago, 
Illinois for a field briefing on ``Federal Efforts to Improve 
Cybersecurity.'' The Subcommittee heard testimony from Dr. 
Eunice Santos, Chair of the Department of Computer Science at 
the Illinois Institute of Technology, Mr. Michael Carano, 
Executive Director of ChicagoFIRST, Mr. Gary Horn, Vice 
President and CTO of Advocate Health Care, and Ms. Patty 
Hatter, Vice President Intel Security Group. Testimony from the 
panel highlighted the challenge of attracting and developing a 
federal cybersecurity workforce and proposed the creation of a 
``Cyber National Guard'' to fill the cyber talent gap.

Investigation Into the Data Breaches at OPM

    On April 22, 2015 the Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Enhancing Cybersecurity of Third-Party Contractors and 
Vendors.'' During the hearing witnesses discussed the rising 
number of cybersecurity incidents reported by federal agencies, 
as well as a range of best cybersecurity practices including 
clarity on government contracting language, security of mobile 
devices, and reported data breaches. The witnesses included 
federal CIO Tony Scott, Gregory C. Wilshusen from GAO, Eric 
Fischer of the Congressional Research Service, and OPM CIO 
Donna Seymour. Ms. Seymour's testimony included a discussion of 
the lessons learned from a data breach at OPM discovered in 
2014, as well as information security breaches at two OPM 
contractors. Ms. Seymour's testimony on the facts of the OPM 
data breaches in 2014, as well as those of the OPM contractors, 
would become relevant after the 2015 discovery and announcement 
that OPM had suffered two additional data breaches.
    The Committee held two hearings on the OPM data breaches, 
the first on June 16, 2015 and the second on June 24, 2015. The 
hearings examined the nature and extent of the intrusions into 
OPM's systems, the number of individuals whose records were 
stolen, and the longstanding concerns of the OPM inspector 
general as to the adequacy of the agencies information 
technology. The Committee also arranged a classified briefing 
for members. Witnesses from OPM included then-Director 
Katherine Archuleta and then-CIO Donna Seymour, both of whom 
testified as to the aging nature of OPM's information 
technology and OPM's modernization efforts. Open questions 
about the sufficiency of OPM's information security posture, 
specifically regarding the encryption of data and 
implementation of access controls through the use of 
multifactor authentication, led to a year-long investigation 
into the data breaches OPM suffered in 2014 and 2015.
    As part of the investigation, a total of nine letters were 
sent to public and private sector entities to gather 
information related to the data breaches at OPM, as well as a 
preservation order and a subpoena. The Committee also held six 
transcribed interviews in connection with the investigation. 
Ultimately, the Committee found that the breaches resulted in 
the exfiltration by hackers of personal identifiable 
information (PII) on 4.2 million former and current government 
employees and the security clearance background investigation 
information on 21.5 million individuals, could have been 
significantly delayed or mitigated.
    The Committee's investigation brought to light troubling 
information security policies and practices at OPM. The 
Committee's investigation further found connections between the 
data breaches announced in 2015 and the data breach announced 
in 2014, uncovered a deteriorating relationship between OPM 
senior leadership, and the OPM inspector general, and 
questionable contracting practices.
    The Committee's investigation produced a series of 
recommendations aimed at rectifying some of the conditions that 
led to the data breach at OPM and better responding to 
cybersecurity incidents. The Committee's recommendations 
included the adoption of a zero trust model for federal 
cybersecurity, reduction in the use of social security numbers 
by federal agencies to mitigate the risk of identity theft, and 
establishing a government-wide contracting vehicle for cyber 
incident response services.
    On July 15, 2015, in conjunction with the Committee's 
hearings on the data breaches at OPM, the Subcommittee on 
Information Technology and Interior held a hearing entitled 
``Cybersecurity: The Department of Interior.'' The Subcommittee 
hearing was, in part, to determine the sufficiency of DOI's 
information security posture, specifically their compliance 
with the requirements of the Federal Information Security 
Management Act (FISMA), given the Department's share data 
center was implicated in the data breaches at OPM. Witnesses 
included the CIO Sylvia Burns and Mary Kendall from the DOI 
Inspector General's office.

Federal Law, Regulations, and Policy

    On March 18, 2015 the Information Technology (IT) 
Subcommittee held a hearing entitled ``Cybersecurity: The 
Evolving Nature of Cyber Threats Facing the Private Sector'' to 
examine the cyber-threats facing the financial, retail, and 
healthcare industries. The Subcommittee heard testimony from 
Mr. Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Strategiest at FireEye; 
Inc, Mr. David French, Senior Vice President at the National 
Retail Federation; Mr. Daniel Nutkis, CEO of Health Information 
Trust Alliance; Mr. Doug Johnson, Senior Vice President of the 
American Bankers Association; and Mr. Ed Mierzwinksi, Consumer 
Program Director at the US Public Interest Research Group.
    On April 29, 2015 the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled 
``Encryption Technology and Potential U.S. Policy Responses.'' 
The Subcommittee examined the law enforcement concerns, 
specifically voiced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
over the announcements by Apple and Google, the largest mobile 
phone system operators in the United States, that they would 
implement increased security measures on their products in an 
attempt to strengthen privacy and data security. Invited to 
testify were Amy Hess of the FBI's Science and Technology 
Branch, Mr. Daniel Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney 
from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Policy Director for New 
America's Open Technology Institute Kevin Bankston, President 
of the Application Developers Alliance Jon Potter, and 
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at the 
University of Pennsylvania, Matthew Blaze, Ph.D.
    On January 12, 2016 the Subcommittee on Information 
Technology held a joint hearing with the Committee on Homeland 
Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure 
Protection and Security Technologies entitled ``Wassenaar: 
Cybersecurity & Export Controls.'' In 2013 the State Department 
agreed to a proposal to make intrusion and surveillance 
software and technology subject to multilateral export controls 
under the Wassenaar Arrangement. The Department of Commerce's 
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a proposed rule 
implementing State's agreement and received 264 public comments 
overwhelmingly in opposition to the proposed rule. Testimony 
from State and Commerce witnesses alongside private sector 
witnesses revealed a substantial division over the BIS proposed 
rule and its deleterious impacts on the private sector. As a 
result of Congressional pressure the State Department reentered 
negotiations with the Wassenaar Arrangement over the intrusion 
and surveillance software and technology agreement.
    On July 13, 2016 the Subcommittee's on Information 
Technology and National Security held a hearing entitled 
``Digital Acts of War: Evolving the Cybersecurity 
Conversation.'' The hearing examined the strategies and 
policies--both domestic and international--of the 
administration's response to cybersecurity incidents. The 
hearing considered the inherent technical challenges of making 
real-time attribution of cyberattacks, as well as the 
increasing sophistication of tools and technologies used by 
nonstate actors, terrorist organizations, and criminal groups. 
The panel of witnesses included representatives from the 
Departments of Defense and State, as well as former U.S. 
intelligence officials Sean Kanuck and General Keith Alexander.
    On September 28, 2016 the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
the information security to the nation's election 
infrastructure, entitled, ``Cybersecurity: Ensuring the 
Integrity of the Ballot Box.'' Elections are administered on a 
state-by-state or county-by-county basis, however the 
Department of Homeland Security offered a variety of 
information security services and resources on a voluntary 
basis. Testimony from Mr. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary for 
Cybersecurity and Communications at DHS, stated that the 
Department had confidence in the election system and there was 
no indication that adversaries of the U.S. were planning a 
cyber-operation capable of impacting the outcome of the 
November election.

Privacy and Technology

    On October 21, 2015 the Subcommittee on Information 
Technology held a hearing titled ``Examining Law Enforcement 
Use of Cell Phone Tracking Devices.'' The hearing examined law 
enforcement's use of devices that simulate cell towers. These 
devices allow law enforcement to collect information from 
cellular devices that are within the devices' range. These 
cell-site simulators are frequently used to track a particular 
device to its current location. Documents and information 
obtained by the Committee confirmed varying standards for 
employing cell-site simulation devices among federal, state, 
and local law enforcement. The documents also revealed federal 
law enforcement entities could obtain a court's authorization 
to use cell-site simulators by meeting a standard lower than 
probable cause--the standard to obtain a warrant. In September 
2015, five months into the Committee's investigation and with a 
hearing upcoming, DOJ announced a new policy for its use of 
cell-site simulation devices. DHS followed suit shortly 
thereafter. These new policies substantially changed how the 
agencies obtain authorization to deploy cell-site simulation 
technology. The policies also introduced a measure of 
uniformity to how the various component agencies of each 
department use cell-site simulators, and importantly required 
the agencies to obtain a warrant supported by probable cause in 
the majority of situations.
    The Committee also investigated whether other federal 
agencies were also using cell site simulators. The Committee 
learned that both the IRS and Treasury's Inspector General 
possessed cell site simulators.
    In addition to federal agencies, the Committee also sent 
letters to 6 state and local law enforcement agencies to 
examine use of these devices at the state and local level. 
Additionally, the Committee learned that DHS grant money was 
being used by state and local law enforcement to purchase these 
devices.
    The Committee's investigation culminated in a report to be 
released on government's use of cell site simulation 
technology. The report detailed the substantive change in DOJ 
and DHS cell-site simulator policy, the need for a federal 
standard to prevent abuse at the state and local level, and 
revealed the number and the amount of money spent on these 
devices.
    On January 7, 2016 the Committee held a hearing titled 
``Document Production Status Update.'' At a February 2012 
University of San Francisco Law Review Symposium, FBI General 
Counsel Andrew Weissman revealed that in light of the Jones 
decision the DOJ had generated two memoranda to be provided to 
component agencies: 1) guidance to the field specifically on 
the use of GPS and 2) guidance on what Jones means for other 
types of geolocation techniques beyond GPS. DOJ, in response to 
a FOIA request from the ACLU, released two heavily redacted 
Guidance memoranda. DOJ was also resisting requests by both the 
Committee and a bicameral, bipartisan request by individual 
Congressmen.
    On March 2, 2016 the Committee held a hearing titled 
``Geolocation Technology and Privacy.'' The hearing examined 
what level of protection people should have over their 
geolocation data, and what rules and processes should govern 
law enforcements access to that data. Technological advances 
such as smart phones have made tracking people's movements 
easier and less expensive for law enforcement. The hearing 
built on the bipartisan geolocation related work the Committee 
had done including the Stingray investigation and hearing, as 
well as the Committee's efforts to obtain the Jones memos. As a 
result of the hearing, Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member 
Cummings as well as staff for each were able to review the 
Jones memos. The memos are summarized in the Committee's report 
on cell-site simulators.

Emerging Technology

    The Committee tasked with general oversight for the whole 
House is uniquely jurisdictionally situated to bring together 
at a hearing various federal agencies who have (or claim to 
have) regulatory authority over a particular field or 
technology. The Committee focused its oversight efforts on 
ensuring that regulators do not place undue or impractical 
burdens on new technologies and that the private sector is 
given the regulatory space and freedom necessary for innovation 
to thrive. A common theme of these hearings is scrutinizing the 
20th Century regulatory state and structure to identify 
potential ways of either adjusting or abandoning outdated laws 
and regulations.
    On June 17, 2015 the Committee held a hearing entitled, 
``Drones: The Next Generation of Commerce?'' The purpose of the 
hearing was to discuss the challenges and economic impact of 
regulating emerging technology for personal and commercial 
uses, as well as the privacy concerns inherent with the 
proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles. The Committee heard 
testimony from Michael Whitaker, Deputy Administrator of the 
FAA, John Cavolowsky, Ph.D., Director of the Airspace Systems 
Program Office at NASA, as well as from private sector experts 
Brian Wynne, President & CEO of the Association for Unmanned 
Vehicle Systems, Paul E. Misener, Vice President of Global 
Public Policy at Amazon, Inc., and Harley Geiger, Advocacy 
Director and Senior Counsel for the Center for Democracy and 
Technology.
    On November 18, 2015 the IT Subcommittee and the 
Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets held a joint 
hearing entitled, ``The Internet of Cars.'' The hearing 
highlighted how the automotive industry is tackling important 
issues around cybersecurity, spectrum, and privacy as the age 
of the connected vehicle rapidly approaches, and gave members 
of the Subcommittee's an opportunity to learn about vehicle-to-
vehicle communications technology and what it means for our 
future economy. Once again the Committee heard testimony from a 
panel of both private and public sector witnesses. The 
witnesses were Mr. Nat Beuse, Associate Administrator, Vehicle 
Safety Research at NHTSA, Mr. Harry Lightsey, the Executive 
Director, Global Connected Customer Experience--Global Public 
Policy for the General Motors Company (GM), Mr. Sandy 
Lobenstein, Vice President, Connected Services and Product 
Planning for Toyota, Mr. Diarmuid O'Connell, Vice President of 
Corporate and Business Development at Tesla Motors, Mr. Dean C. 
Garfield, the President and CEO of the Information Technology 
Industry Council, and Ms. Khaliah Barnes Associate Director and 
Administrative Law Counsel at the Electronic Privacy 
Information Center.
    On March 22, 2016 the Committee held a hearing entitled, 
``Opportunities and Challenges in Advancing Health Information 
Technology.'' The hearing examined the opportunities and 
challenges in healthcare delivery in the information technology 
age and explored ways toleverage technology to improve 
healthcare. Members again heard from both public and private sector 
witnesses including officials from HHS, the FTC, and the National 
Partnership for Woman and Families.

                           NATIONAL SECURITY

Homeland Security--Criminal and Illegal Immigration

    On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced changes to 
the nation's immigration laws, potentially allowing millions of 
illegal aliens to stay in the United States without 
Congressional action. During December 2014, numerous states, 
led by the State of Texas, filed a lawsuit in federal court 
challenging what they believed to be the President's executive 
overreach on immigration. On February 17, 2015, a Federal judge 
temporarily blocked President Obama's immigration actions. On 
November 10, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld 
the injunction preventing President Obama's executive overreach 
on immigration from being implemented. Following this decision, 
the Supreme Court announced that it would take up the case. On 
June 23, 2016, in a 4-4 decision, the Supreme Court effectively 
blocked President Obama's executive actions on immigration from 
being implemented for the remainder of the Obama 
Administration, allowing a lower court ruling to stand.
    In response to the immigration actions taken by the 
President, the Committee conducted robust oversight. From 
February to June of 2015, the Committee held numerous joint 
oversight hearings on the President's executive actions led by 
the National Security Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on 
Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules. These hearings 
were titled, ``The President's Executive Actions on Immigration 
and Their Impact on Federal and State Elections;'' ``The Fiscal 
Costs of the President's Executive Actions on Immigration;'' 
and ``A Review of the President's Executive Actions on 
Immigration.'' These hearings examined the Department of 
Homeland Security's (DHS) implementation of the President's 
executive actions on immigration and further reviewed the 
approval of benefits to aliens unlawfully present in the United 
States. Numerous private sector and local government officials 
testified at these hearings.
    Further, a series of joint subcommittee and full committee 
hearings were held based on the Committee's investigation into 
DHS's policies and procedures for the apprehension, detention, 
and release of non-citizens unlawfully present in the United 
States related to these executive actions. Based on this 
investigation, the Committee held hearings titled, ``A Review 
of the Department of Homeland Security's Policies and 
Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-
Citizens Unlawfully Present in the United States'' (Feb. 25, 
2015); ``The Fiscal Costs of the President's Executive Actions 
on Immigration'' (Mar. 17, 2015); and ``Criminal Aliens 
Released by the Department of Homeland Security'' (Apr. 28, 
2016). These hearings focused on the Committee's investigation 
into decisions made by DHS to release tens of thousands of 
criminal aliens who were removable from the United States. The 
Committee also reviewed new restrictions on immigration 
enforcement stemming from the President's executive actions, as 
well as previously apprehended aliens who were released and 
went on to commit new crimes. As part of the investigation, the 
Committee reached out to families and friends of victims of 
crimes committed by criminal aliens. These individuals also 
testified at hearings. Senior Administration officials, 
including the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 
also testified.

Homeland Security--Immigration and National Security

    The Committee investigated national security threats posed 
by those seeking to enter the United States by varying means. 
The Committee reviewed the screening process for foreign 
nationals entering the United States, assessed the likelihood 
of foreign nationals exploiting our immigration system, and 
examined vulnerabilities identified by recent terrorist 
attacks.
    The Committee examined threats posed by ``other than 
Mexicans'' and third-country nationals seeking to enter the 
United States. The Committee also addressed the role of 
individuals seeking to enter the United States under the Visa 
Waiver Program (VWP) who may be threats to our national 
security and examined exceptions to the VWP created by the 
Administration. A series of hearings were held on these topics 
to include: ``Terrorism and the Visa Waiver Program'' (Dec. 10, 
2015); ``Terrorist Travel: Vetting for National Security 
Concerns'' (Dec. 17, 2015); ``The President's Waiver of 
Restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program'' (Feb. 10, 2016); and 
``National Security: Threats at Our Borders'' (March 23, 2016).

Homeland Security--Radicalization

    The National Security Subcommittee evaluated the scope of 
radicalization in the United States and abroad and assessed 
what steps can be taken in order to mitigate the rise of terror 
via social media. On October 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on 
National Security held a bipartisan hearing titled, 
``Radicalization: Social Media and the Rise of Terrorism.'' At 
this hearing, the Committee heard from private sector witnesses 
with expertise on the topic. The Subcommittee also investigated 
the manner in which Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs) can be 
recruited, radicalized, and mobilized for terror attacks as 
lone wolves and by terrorist organizations. A hearing was also 
held on that topic on September 14, 2016, titled 
``Radicalization in the U.S. and the Rise of Terrorism''.

Homeland Security--Recalcitrant Countries

    The Committee conducted an investigation into tens of 
thousands of deportable aliens released back onto U.S. streets 
because their home countries refuse to repatriate them. Many of 
these aliens are criminals who have served time in our federal, 
state, and local jails. Pursuant to the Supreme Court's 
decision in Zadvydas v. Davis and its progeny, after 180 days, 
if the home country steadfastly refuses to repatriate an alien, 
the alien must be released, even if the alien is a violent 
criminal with no legal right to remain in the United States. 
However, section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(INA) specifically provides that DHS and Department of State 
(State) shall discontinue granting visas to citizens, subjects, 
nationals, and residents of that country until the country 
accepts the alien. Although enacted in 1952, this provision has 
been seldom invoked. Prior to the Committee beginning oversight 
on the matter, the only instance in which it was utilized was 
in 2001.
    The Committee addressed this topic at a hearing on April 
28, 2016, titled ``Criminal Aliens Released by the Department 
of Homeland Security,'' and at hearing on July 14, 2016, 
``Recalcitrant Countries: Denying Visas to Countries that 
Refuse to Take Back their Deported Nationals'' where officials 
from DHS and State were held accountable. Following this 
investigation and after nearly 15 years of not using this 
statutory authority, on October 1, 2016, DHS and State decided 
to discontinue issuing visas to the Gambia resulting in the 
issuance of travel documents and repatriation of all Gambians 
ordered removed from the U.S. The Committee continues to review 
the manner in which it is being implemented in Gambia.

Secret Service

    On December 19, 2015, the Committee released a bipartisan 
report that was unanimously approved by the Committee, titled 
United States Secret Service: An Agency in Crisis. This report 
was the culmination of a year-long investigation into the 
United States Secret Service (USSS). The investigation began 
after and continued while a series of high-profile security 
failures and incidents of misconduct plagued the agency. The 
investigation consisted of 4 hearings, 17 bipartisan letters, 3 
subpoenas, and 8 depositions and transcribed interviews. The 
report identified 60 factual findings and made 29 
recommendations, concerning a comprehensive range of topics, 
including staffing, attrition, culture and accountability, 
previous security incidents, budget, leadership, and mission. 
The Committee sounded the alarm on USSS' staffing levels and 
found that ``USSS is experiencing a staffing crisis that 
threatens to jeopardize its critical mission.''
    Committee staff met with USSS after the report was released 
to discuss USSS' implementation of the recommendations. USSS is 
taking positive steps to implement the Committee's 
recommendations and has empowered the Chief Strategy Officer, 
Tom Dougherty, to oversee this effort. Dougherty reports on a 
monthly basis to USSS Director Joseph Clancy regarding the 
implementation of the Committee's recommendations and the Blue-
Ribbon Panel's recommendations. USSS' efforts to address the 
Committee's recommendations include implementing new retention 
initiatives to stem attrition (such as childcare benefits, 
hiring bonuses, and change-of-station payments), including 
whistleblower rights statements in appropriate documents, 
changing their Table of Penalties to reflect Committee findings 
on reporting misconduct and candidness, publicizing discipline 
information, increasing civilian leadership, and instituting 
ethics training.
    The Committee continues to provide oversight of misconduct 
at the highest ranks of the agency in order for the rank-and-
file USSS officers and agents to regain trust in their 
leadership. To that end, on September 2, 2016, the Committee 
subpoenaed misconduct records after the USSS refused to comply 
with a May 20, 2016 request. The USSS has not yet fully 
complied with that subpoena.
    While the United States Secret Service (USSS) continues to 
make reforms recommended by the Committee the agency still 
suffers from staffing shortages, low morale, and mismanagement. 
The agency remains plagued by low staffing levels, high 
attrition rates, and an inability to compensate for overtime 
worked on protective missions. A hearing was held on this topic 
on November 15, 2016, titled ``Oversight of the Secret 
Service.'' The hearing also addressed a legislative proposal 
that ensures agents would be compensated for overtime they 
worked. That proposal, H.R. 6302, passed through the Committee 
on November 16, 2016 with bipartisan support.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

    The Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant program, 
which was authorized in Fiscal Year (FY) 2003, ``provides 
financial assistance to address the planning activities, 
organizational resources, equipment, training, and exercise 
needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas.'' Between 
FY2005 and FY2016, UASI grants totaled over $8.2 billion.
    On June 12, 2016, Orlando, Florida was the site of one of 
the deadliest terrorist attack on United States soil since the 
September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, the Pentagon, and 
Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In Orlando, 49 people were shot and 
killed, and 53 additional individuals were injured by an 
Islamic terrorist at the Pulse nightclub. In FY2015 and FY2016, 
Orlando received no funding as part of the UASI grant awards, 
which awarded over a billion dollars to other cities during 
that time. Orlando had received $45.5 million in the preceding 
years.
    In order to determine whether the formula by which FEMA 
awards UASI grants is effective and appropriate, the Committee 
met with FEMA leadership and held a hearing on July 15, 2016 
titled, ``Oversight of the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant 
Program.'' As a result of the Committee's oversight, FEMA 
adjusted its risk formula to reflect areas that have previously 
and recently been subject to terrorist attacks, as determined 
by FBI data.
    Additionally, the Committee conducted oversight of FEMA's 
response to the August 11-13, 2016 floods in Baton Rouge, 
including both a CODEL by Representative John Mica to the 
affected area and a hearing titled ``Oversight of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency's Response to the Baton Rouge Flood 
Disaster'' (Sept. 9, 2016). The hearing allowed local mayor and 
the Governor of Louisiana to discuss the response publicly and 
in real time with FEMA officials. Members of Congress were able 
to inquire about investigative information obtained by the 
Committee related to the inadequate deployment of modular 
housing units and the lack of communication between FEMA 
officials and Louisianans.

National Security and Foreign Operations--Embassy Construction and 
        Security Investigation

    The Committee conducted oversight into the Department of 
State (State) processes for constructing and securing 
diplomatic facilities abroad. The Committee sent 19 letters to 
State, seeking information about State's policies generally, as 
well as information related to specific facilities. There were 
four full Committee hearings focused on the security of 
diplomatic facilities in the 114th Congress: ``Construction 
Costs and Delays at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul'' (July 9, 2015); 
``Violence on the Border: Keeping U.S. Personnel Safe'' (Sept. 
9, 2015); and a ``Review of the New London Embassy Project'' 
(Dec. 8, 2015).
    Much of the Committee's work focused on State's change to 
the manner in which they build embassies from a standard 
embassy design, which stresses security and functionality, to 
``design excellence,'' which stresses openness and innovation. 
As part of that investigation, the Committee received 
information on facilities in the United Kingdom, Indonesia, 
Mexico, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Saudi 
Arabia, among others. The Committee's investigation resulted in 
a lengthy staff report detailing State's shortcomings in 
constructing facilities.

National Security and Foreign Operations--Joint Intelligence Analysis 
        Center

    The Committee, along with the House Permanent Select 
Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), engaged in a review of the 
Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to relocate the Joint 
Intelligence Analysis Center from one military base in the 
United Kingdom to another. The committees reviewed the process 
by which DOD made the decision, as well as whether DOD 
considered appropriate alternative sites. In addition to the 
review of the merits of the selection, the Committee is 
reviewing the accuracy and completeness of the information 
provided by DOD to Congress. The Committee and HPSCI conducted 
a number of joint transcribed interviews, as well as two trips 
to the sites in the U.K. and one of the potential sites in the 
Azores.

National Security and Foreign Operations--Iran and the Joint 
        Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Nuclear Agreement)

    The Subcommittee on National Security examined Iran's 
current capability to project power by reviewing Iran's own 
military arsenal, as well as its financing, training, and 
arming of proxy groups in the region. Accordingly, the 
Subcommittee held a hearing on November 5, 2015, titled, 
``Iran's Power Projection Capabilities.'' This review exposed 
how Iran's capabilities may advance as a result of increased 
funding from sanctions relief. It also answered critical 
questions about how the United States should be prepared to 
defend national security interests in the Middle East and at 
home against Iran's advancement in power projection as a result 
of sanctions relief.
    The Committee investigated the process by which the 
President and State reached and implemented the Joint 
Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). On May 17, 2016, the full 
Committee held a hearing titled, ``White House Narratives on 
the Iran Nuclear Deal,'' at which the Committee discussed the 
Administration's representations to the American public about 
the benefits of the JCPOA.
    The Committee also investigated State's deletion of eight 
minutes of footage from records of a December 2, 2013 press 
briefing and compliance with a Committee investigation thereof. 
The deleted content was related to communications about the 
details surrounding the JCPOA. State's internal review did not 
find ``any evidence to support a conclusion that the video was 
edited to hide any content,'' despite contradictory statements 
in its own report. On June 6, 2016, the Committee requested 
that the State Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigate 
the matter. State OIG conducted a ``preliminary inquiry'' that 
resulted in inconclusive and contradicting facts. On September 
7, 2016, the Committee subpoenaed documents and communications 
related to the deletion of the video. State did not fully 
comply with the subpoena.
    The Committee also investigated the State, Justice, and 
Treasury's cash payment of $1.4 billion to the Iranian 
government. There are concerns that the payment was to secure 
the release of American citizens held in Iran. The Departments 
contended the payments were to settle claims for military sales 
that never occurred.

National Security and Foreign Operations--State Department Danger Pay

    The Committee followed the changes to the method by which 
State calculated supplemental pay to diplomats serving in 
hazardous locations. Chairman Chaffetz and Committee staff met 
with personnel in affected locations, as well as the union 
representing foreign-service officers, to ensure those serving 
in dangerous locations would not have their pay adversely 
affected.

National Security and Foreign Operations--Overseas Private Investment 
        Corporation

    The Committee reviewed the operations of the Overseas 
Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to examine how OPIC 
carries out its mission while safeguarding taxpayer funds. The 
Committee's review examined OPIC's risk-management mechanisms, 
monitoring of completed deals, and compliance with Congress's 
directives for greater internal oversight.
    The Subcommittee reviewed the BDS Movement, which is the 
campaign for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel. 
The hearing focused on the targeting of American and Israeli 
companies operating in the West Bank by the BDS Movement and 
the negative consequence those actions have had on the economy, 
businesses, and their employees. Subsequently, on July 28, 
2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing titled, ``Impact of the 
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement.''

National Security and Foreign Operations--Afghanistan

    The Committee continues to work with the Special Inspector 
General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to perform 
oversight of U.S. operations in the country. Additionally, 
Committee staff conducted a fact finding mission in December 
2015 via a staff delegation to the country. While there, the 
Committee met with U.S. and Afghani leaders and performed 
inspections of certain facilities.
    As of March 31, 2015, approximately $110 billion had been 
appropriated for Afghanistan relief and reconstruction since 
2002. These funds were used to build the Afghan National 
Security Forces (ANSF), promote good governance, conduct 
development assistance, and engage in counter-narcotics and 
anti-corruption efforts. Since 2009, SIGAR has issued more than 
35 inspection reports examining DOD reconstruction projects in 
Afghanistan. A report issued on February 11, 2016 addressed the 
recently occupied Afghan Ministry of Defense Headquarters, 
which was inspected by the bipartisan Committee Staff 
Delegation in December 2015.
    The Committee examined the findings of SIGAR's inspection 
of DOD's reconstruction projects, reviewed SIGAR's conclusions 
with respect to those projects, and assessed its 
recommendations to improve DOD's performance on reconstruction 
projects in the future. The Committee also reviewed the impact 
of the coalition troop drawdown and its implications for 
ensuring adequateoversight of the U.S.-funded reconstruction 
effort in Afghanistan. A full committee hearing was held on March 16, 
2016, titled, ``Rebuilding Afghanistan: Oversight of Defense Department 
Infrastructure Projects.''

Drug Enforcement Administration

    The Committee investigated the Drug Enforcement 
Administration's (DEA) joint aviation operations with the 
Department of Defense (DOD) in Afghanistan, specifically with 
regard to DEA's involvement in the Global Discovery Program. 
The Global Discovery program is a joint project between DOD and 
the DEA to modify a DEA transport plane and outfit it with 
advanced surveillance capabilities for use within the combat 
environment of Afghanistan.
    In September 2008, DEA spent nearly $8.6 million to 
purchase the plane, an ATR 42-500, which was $3 million more 
than anticipated, according to the Department of Justice Office 
of Inspector General (OIG). The ATR 42-500 was supposed to be 
fully outfitted and ready for operations by 2012 at a projected 
cost of $22 million. Instead, DEA and DOD spent more than $86 
million on the Global Discovery Program, and the ATR 42-500 has 
never conducted an operation in Afghanistan and remains in non-
flyable condition in the United States. The Global Discovery 
Program has missed every single intended delivery date.
    The Committee requested information from and met with DEA 
Administrator Rosenberg. The Administrator discussed plans for 
the airplane, which in May 2016 was scheduled to be ready to 
fly in June 2016. The Committee later learned that it would not 
be ready until June 2017. The Committee requested that DOD OIG 
conduct its own audit into the program, since DOD maintains 
custody of the plane. The Committee also raised concerns with 
Rosenberg regarding the opioid epidemic, specifically with 
regard to the increased presence of fentanyl.

Department of Justice--Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas 
        Terrorism

    The Committee investigated the Department of Justice, 
Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT). OVT 
was established on May 6, 2005 by the Department of Justice 
Appropriations Act in December 2004. The accompanying 
conference report directed DOJ to establish OVT ``as 
recommended by the Koby Mandell Act of 2003, to ensure that the 
investigation and prosecution of [those who caused] deaths of 
American citizens overseas are a high priority within the 
Department of Justice.'' OVT has not prosecuted a single 
terrorist that killed or wounded an American in Israel or was 
indicted or tried in the United States. The Committee also 
discovered issues related to OVT's communications with victims 
and their families. As a result of the Committee's oversight, 
OVT is issuing updated guidance on how to communicate with 
victims and their families and is making other enhancements.

Department of Justice--Guantanamo Bay

    The Committee performed oversight of the process by which 
the Administration approves the transfer of detainees from 
Guantanamo Bay through the Periodic Review Board (PRB). The 
Committee attended a PRB hearing and later solicited testimony 
from officials who had been involved in the process. In doing 
so, the Committee demonstrated that the PRB process, and the 
Administration's agreements with countries to which detainees 
were being transferred, were not in the country's national 
security interest.

                    TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC ASSETS

Transportation and Infrastructure

    On June 8, 2015, the Subcommittee on Transportation and 
Public Assets held a field briefing entitled, ``Oversight of 
Major Transportation and Infrastructure Projects in New York 
City,'' at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New 
York, New York. The briefing examined the cost and status of 
the East Side Access, the 2nd Avenue Subway, and the Moynihan 
Station to ensure they remained on budget and on schedule. 
Statements were provided by Matthew Welbes, Executive Director 
of the Federal Transit Administration, Joseph Como, Deputy 
Principal Assistant Inspector General for the Department of 
Transportation, and William Goldstein, City of New York Senior 
Advisor to the Mayor for Recovery, Resiliency, and 
Infrastructure.
    On September 30, 2015, the Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets held a hearing entitled ``Status of Toll 
Interoperability'' to examine progress in meeting the Moving 
Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act's (MAP-21) 
requirement for national electronic toll collection 
interoperability by October 2016. Witnesses included Jeffrey 
Lindley, Associate Administrator of the Federal Highway 
Administration; Patrick Jones, Executive Director and CEO of 
the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association; 
James Eden, President of the Alliance for Toll 
Interoperability; and Thomas S. Knuckey, Volunteer Member of 
the Interoperability Steering Committee, International Bridge 
Tunnel and Turnpike Association.
    On December 8, 2015, the Subcommittee on Transportation and 
Public Assets held a hearing entitled ``MAP-21 Oversight: 
Provisions to Consolidate Programs and Expedite Projects.'' The 
hearing examined the Department of Transportation's progress in 
implementing provisions of MAP-21 intended to afford 
administrative efficiencies by consolidating programs, 
implementing performance based management, and expediting state 
project approval and completion. Witnesses included Thomas 
Echikson, Chief Counsel of the Federal Highway Administration 
(accompanied by Brian Bezio, Chief Financial Officer, Federal 
Highway Administration and Peter Stephanos, Director of the 
Office of Transportation Performance Management, Federal 
Highway Administration); David Zachry, Chairman of the American 
Road and Transportation Builders Association; and Carlos 
Swonke, Director of Environmental Affairs at the Texas 
Department of Transportation.
    On July 14, 2016, the Subcommittee on Transportation and 
Public Assets held a hearing entitled ``Lagging Behind: The 
State of High Speed Rail in the U.S.'' Witnesses included Sarah 
Feinberg, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration; 
Baruch Feigenbaum, Assistant Director of the Reason Foundation; 
Thomas Hart, Jr., President of Rail Forward; and the Honorable 
Chris Koos, Mayor of Normal, Illinois. The hearing examined the 
status and the Federal Railroad Administration's management of 
the President's High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) 
Program.

Transportation Safety and Security

    On February 25, 2015, the Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets held a hearing entitled, ``Preventing Another 
MH370: Setting International Standards for Airline Flight 
Tracking.'' Witnesses included Christopher A. Hart, Acting 
Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Kevin L. 
Hiatt, Senior Vice President of Safety and Flight Operations 
for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and 
Michael A. Lawson, U.S. Representative to the International 
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The hearing examined 
progress made by ICAO, IATA, and other stakeholders to improve 
tracking of international air traffic, as well as the 
technological gaps that still remain for tracking aircraft over 
the oceans.
    On May 13, 2015, the Committee held a hearing entitled, 
``Transportation Security: Are Our Airports Safe?'' The hearing 
examined transportation security and airport safety issues 
raised since the inception of the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA). Witnesses included John Roth, DHS 
Inspector General; Jennifer Grover, Acting Director, Homeland 
Security and Justice, GAO; and Rafi Ron, President & CEO of New 
Age Security Solutions. Witnesses raised concerns about what 
TSA considered to be allowable risks. TSA Acting Administrator 
Melvin Carraway ultimately did not attend the hearing despite 
receiving an invitation.
    On February 3, 2016, the Subcommittee on Transportation and 
Public Assets held a hearing entitled, ``Securing our Skies: 
Oversight of Aviation Credentials.'' The hearing examined the 
adequacy of safeguards required by TSA and FAA with respect to 
certificates and credentials, as well as their delayed 
implementation of relevant rules required by statute. Witnesses 
included Darby LaJoye, Assistant Administrator for the Office 
of Security Operations from TSA; Margaret ``Peggy'' Gilligan, 
Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety from FAA; John 
Roth, DHS Inspector General; and Kathleen Carroll, Vice 
President of Corporate Affairs for HID Global. The hearing also 
examined existing credentialing technologies that airports 
should adopt to improve security.
    The Committee initiated an investigation of mismanagement 
and employee misconduct at the TSA. Whistleblowers have 
alleged, and the Committee has found, cases of senior level 
sexual misconduct, whistleblower retaliation, and improper 
bonus compensation practices. The Committee has requested email 
communications and transcribed interviews with current and 
former TSA officials and continues to receive and evaluate 
whistleblower complaints regarding the TSA. The Committee's 
review is ongoing.
    On April 27, 2016, the Committee held a hearing entitled, 
``Examining Management Practices and Misconduct at TSA: Part 
I.'' Three TSA officials: Jay Brainard, Federal Security 
Director in Kansas; Mark Livingston, Program Manager in the 
Office of the Chief Risk Officer; and Andrew Rhoades, Assistant 
Federal Security Director of the Office of Security Operations, 
served as witnesses. The witnesses testified about the culture 
of intimidation and retaliation within the agency that chilled 
employees from addressing security gaps. The witnesses also 
testified about the double standard by which senior employees 
are not held accountable for misconduct.
    The Committee held a second hearing on these issues, 
entitled, ``Examining Management Practices and Misconduct at 
TSA: Part II,'' on May 12, 2016. The hearing evaluated the 
findings from the April mismanagement hearing, the hours-long 
wait times reported at airport security checkpoints, and the 
effectiveness of changes implemented by the new TSA 
Administrator. Administrator Peter Neffenger and Inspector 
General John Roth provided testimony.

Federal Real Property Disposal

    On April 14, 2016, the Committee held a business meeting to 
consider the ``Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016,'' 
and ordered the bill favorably reported with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute. The bill, H.R. 4465, establishes a 
six-year board for identifying opportunities for cost savings 
and deficit reduction by reducing the inventory of civilian 
real property. The bill updates the McKinney-Vento Homeless 
Assistance Act and creates a statutory requirement for a 
publicly accessible federal real property database. The bill 
also incentivizes footprint reduction and savings efforts by 
allowing agency retention of sale proceeds for specific 
disposal related purposes. On motion to suspend the rules and 
pass the bill in the House, the bill was agreed to as amended 
by voice vote on July 14, 2016.
    On September 23, 2016, the Transportation and Public Assets 
Subcommittee held a hearing entitled, ``Vacant Federal 
Properties.'' David Mader, Controller of the Office of 
Management and Budget; Gregory Parham, Assistant Secretary for 
Administration in the Department of Agriculture; Michael 
Gelber, Deputy Commission for the Public Buildings Service in 
the General Services Administration; and David Wise, Director 
of the Physical Infrastructure Team at the Government 
Accountability Office served as witnesses. The hearing 
highlighted the over 7,000 excess or underutilized real 
property assets reported by federal agencies and, in 
particular, the Department of Agriculture's 6,500-acre 
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, which had 379 vacant 
buildings and only 113 utilized buildings.

Public Housing

    The Committee conducted oversight over a broad range of 
programs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
(HUD.) In letters to HUD, the Committee expressed concern and 
sought information regarding findings by HUD's Inspector 
General that as many as 25,226 families were receiving public 
housing assistance despite exceeding the program's eligibility 
limits. Following the Committee's inquiry, HUD published a 
proposed rule seeking to ensure individuals and families 
residing in HUD public housing continue to need housing 
assistance after admission to the program. The Committee also 
expressed concern regarding awards made through HUD's Community 
Development Block Grant Program and HUD's policies and 
practices concerning sources of down payment assistance, 
seeking information from the Agency to further its review in 
both areas.

Other Public Assets

    On February 26, 2016, the Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets held a hearing entitled, ``Oversight of 
Federal Vehicles.'' The federal government spends over $4.4 
billion each year on its 650,000 vehicle fleet, with an annual 
mileage exceeding 5 billion miles, and annual fuel consumption 
of more than $400 million. The hearing reviewed the structure 
of accountability for owned and leased federal vehicles, the 
incentives for proper management, and assessed in particular 
the status of vehicle management by the National Passenger Rail 
Corporation (Amtrak). Witnesses included Lori Rectanus, 
Director or Physical Infrastructure Issues for GAO; Bill Toth, 
Director of the Office of Fleet Management for GSA; Tom Howard, 
Inspector General for Amtrak; and Joseph Boardman, President 
and CEO of Amtrak.

Airspace Security

    On April 29, 2015, the Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Flying Under the Radar: Securing Washington, D.C. Airspace.'' 
The hearing examined the April 15, 2015 flight of a small 
gyrocopter through highly restricted airspace around the 
National Capital Region, landing on the West Lawn of the U.S. 
Capitol, and prior incidents of security breaches by manned and 
unmanned aircraft. The hearing also evaluated efforts by 
federal agencies to respond to, and mitigate the security 
threat posed by aerial vehicles. Witnesses included the 
Honorable Joseph P. Clancy, Director of the U.S. Secret 
Service; Kim C. Dine, Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police; Admiral 
William E. Gortney, Commander of NORAD/USNORTHCOM; the 
Honorable Michael P. Huerta, Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration (FAA); Paul D. Irving, Sergeant at Arms 
for the U.S. House of Representatives; Robert D. MacLean, Chief 
of the U.S. Park Police; and Robert G. Salesses, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Department of Defense, 
Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil 
Authorities.
    On June 17, 2015, the Committee held a hearing entitled, 
``Drones: The Next Generation of Commerce?'' Witnesses included 
Dr. John Cavolowsky, Director of the Airspace Operations and 
Safety Program at the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration; Harley Geiger, Advocacy Director and Senior 
Counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology; Paul 
Misener, Vice President of Global Public Policy at Amazon.com, 
Inc; the Honorable Michael Whitaker, Deputy Administrator of 
the FAA; and Brian Wynne, President & CEO of the Association 
for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. During the hearing 
the Federal Aviation Administration, which has jurisdiction 
over unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones, committed to 
expanding the line-of-sight requirements for the commercial 
uses of UASs. The FAA's work towards integrating drones into 
the U.S. airspace is fundamental to developing UAS technology. 
According to the testimony of Association of Unmanned Vehicle 
Systems International every year that the integration is 
delayed costs the U.S. economy more than $10 billion dollars.

Epidemics

    On February 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets held a hearing entitled ``The Zika Virus: 
Coordination of a Multi-Agency Response'' to examine the 
federal government's coordinated response to the emergence of 
the Zika virus, in light of reported cases in the U.S., 
estimates by the World Health Organization that between three 
and four million cases could appear in the U.S. over the next 
year, and proposed emergency spending to prepare for and 
respond to the spread of Zika. Witnesses included Dr. Anne 
Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the Center for Disease 
Control and Prevention; Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the 
National Institutes of Health; Dr. John Armstrong, Surgeon 
General and Secretary of Health for the State of Florida; and 
Dr. Bill Moreau, Managing Director for Sports Medicine for the 
U.S. Olympic Committee.
    On March 22, 2016, the Committee held a hearing entitled 
``America's Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic.'' The hearing 
examined the rapid growth in the abuse of heroin and opioids 
throughout the United States and the efforts of federal and 
state agencies in controlling the epidemic. Witnesses included 
the Honorable Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy at the White House; Lou Milione, 
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Diversion Control at the 
Drug Enforcement Administration; Kana Enomoto, Acting 
Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services; 
Dr. Leana Wen, Health Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health 
Department; and the Honorable Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange 
County, Florida.

     V. Summary of Additional Oversight Activities Undertaken, and 
             Recommendations Made and Actions Taken Thereon


Holding Commissioner John Koskinen Accountable

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen offered false testimony to 
Congress regarding the preservation of Lois Lerner emails and 
failed to adhere to the terms of two validly issued Committee 
subpoenas.
    On February 26, 2015, the Committee held a hearing entitled 
``IRS: TIGTA Update'' where the Treasury Inspector General for 
Tax Administration (TIGTA) J. Russell George and his deputy 
Timothy Camus testified regarding its investigation of the IRS. 
The Committee held a second hearing on that topic on June 25, 
2015. The TIGTA officials offered testimony on the IRS's 
failure to conduct a thorough search for Lois Lerner emails.
    In July 2015, Chairman Chaffetz sent a letter co-signed by 
51 members of Congress to President Obama calling for the 
removal of Koskinen. The White House did not respond to that 
letter.
    On October 27, 2015, the Committee issued a 41-page staff 
report regarding Commissioner Koskinen's conduct during the 
Committee's investigation. That same day, Chairman Chaffetz 
introduced H.J. Res. 494 to initiate impeachment proceedings in 
the U.S House of Representatives against Koskinen. That 
resolution was referred to the House Judiciary Committee. 
Subsequently, Chairman Chaffetz and Rep. DeSantis testified 
before the House Judiciary Committee on May 24, 2016 regarding 
Koskinen's conduct in failing to preserve documents subject to 
a Committee subpoena, as well as false testimony offered to the 
Committee.
    On June 15, 2016, the Committee approved H. Res. 737, 
condemning and censuring Koskinen. The resolution expressed the 
sense of the House that Koskinen had behaved inconsistently 
with the trust and confidence placed in him as an Officer of 
the United States. The resolution also called for Koskinen's 
resignation or removal, as well as the forfeiture of his 
federal pension.

Use of a Private Email Server by Former Secretary of State Hillary 
        Clinton, Oversight of the FBI's Investigation, and the Clinton 
        Foundation

    On July 7, 2016, the Committee continued a previous hearing 
on ``Oversight of the State Department.'' At that hearing, 
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director James Comey 
testified on the Bureau's decision not to recommend charges as 
a result of its year-long investigation of Secretary Clinton's 
use of a private email server and the transmission and storage 
of classified information on that server. At that hearing, 
Comey testified that Secretary Clinton and her aides had been 
``extremely careless'' in their handling of classified 
information.
    On July 11, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to Director 
Comey requesting its investigation files regarding Secretary 
Clinton. The Committee subsequently received unredacted 
summaries of the FBI's interviews, as well as a production of 
Secretary Clinton's classified emails.
    On July 19, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
Department of Defense requesting information on mishandling of 
classified information by members of the military.
    On August 22, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to Director 
Comey requesting information on potential access to classified 
information within Secretary Clinton's emails by lawyers or 
aides to Secretary Clinton who lacked the appropriate security 
clearance.
    On August 25, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
State Department requesting information relating to its 
interactions with the Clinton Foundation. The State Department 
subsequently made a production to the Committee. The Committee 
also sent a letter to the Clinton Foundation on September 8, 
2016 seeking further information on those interactions, as well 
as a follow-up letter on October 21, 2016.
    On September 6, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips 
requesting that he investigate why records were destroyed after 
Secretary Clinton and her agents were on notice to preserve her 
emails.
    On September 6, 2016, the Committee also sent a letter to 
Platte River Networks requesting documents relating to its 
preservation and management of Secretary Clinton's emails.
    On September 8, 2016, the Committee held a hearing on FOIA 
Compliance at the State Department, and questioned Department 
witnesses at length on how they complied with FOIA despite 
lacking access to Secretary Clinton's emails.
    On September 12, 2016, the Committee held a hearing on 
Classifications and Redactions in FBI's Investigative file. The 
FBI and congressional affairs representatives from the 
intelligence community subsequently offered a classified 
briefing on those redactions.
    On September 13, 2016, the Committee held a hearing titled 
``Examining Preservation of State Department Federal Records.'' 
At that hearing, Clinton aide Justin Cooper testified on his 
experience setting up Secretary Clinton's server. Paul Combetta 
and William Thornton of Platte River Networks refused to 
testify based on their Fifth Amendment privilege against self-
incrimination. Bryan Pagliano, another Clinton aide, declined 
to appear, stating that he planned to assert his Fifth 
Amendment privilege. On September 8, 2016, the Committee sent a 
subpoena for Mr. Pagliano's appearance at the September 13 
hearing. That hearing continued on September 22, 2016, giving 
Mr. Pagliano another opportunity to testify, and once again he 
did not appear.
    Consequently, on September 22, 2016, the Committee passed a 
contempt resolution against Mr. Pagliano. That resolution is 
currently awaiting a vote in the full House of Representatives.
    On September 11, 2016, the Committee issued a subpoena to 
Paul Combetta for the production of documents and 
communications referring or relating to his immunity or proffer 
agreement with the Department of Justice.
    On September 20, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
State Department requesting calendars used by Secretary Clinton 
during her tenure as Secretary of State. That day, the 
Committee also sent a letter to the Department of Justice 
requesting access to immunity agreements in the Clinton 
investigation. Subsequently, the Department of Justice agreed 
to allow the Committee to review immunity agreements for Paul 
Combetta, William Thornton, Bryan Pagliano, and immunity 
agreements for the contents of Cheryl Mills and Heather 
Samuelson's laptops. On October 5, 2016, the Committee sent an 
additional letter to the Department of Justice seeking 
information relating to the FBI's agreement with Mills and 
Samuelson.
    On October 11, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the 
Inspector Generals for the Department of Justice and the 
Department of State requesting an investigation into Secretary 
Clinton's attorneys and their interaction with the FBI 
investigation.
    On October 17, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to 
Secretary Kerry requesting that he remove Under Secretary for 
Management Patrick Kennedy pending a review of his actions in 
negotiating a potential quid pro quo deal relating to the FBI 
investigation of Secretary Clinton, as well as his pressuring 
State Department employees not to classify Clinton's emails. 
That same day, the Committee sent a letter to the Department of 
State Inspector General requesting that he examine Kennedy and 
the Clinton document review process.

Federal Firearm Practices

    During the 114th Congress, the Committee undertook a review 
of federal agency inventory and control practices of firearms, 
ammunition, and tactical/military-style equipment. The 
oversight of agency munition practices began following an audit 
report by the General Service's Administration (GSA) Office of 
the Inspector General highlighting flaws in GSA's 
administration of a surplus firearm donation program. The 
Committee's oversight efforts have reviewed a number of 
instances where federal agency personnel had misplaced 
firearms, at times resulting in harm to innocent civilians. The 
Committee remains focused on ensuring that federal agencies are 
acting as good stewards of taxpayer dollars in how they procure 
and account for munitions. The Committee intends to continue 
its oversight of federal agency munition practices in the 115th 
Congress.
    On March 2, 2016, the Subcommittee on Government Operations 
held a hearing on GSA's administration of the surplus firearms 
donation program. The hearing, entitled ``Firearms Lost: GSA's 
Administration of the Surplus Firearm Donation Program,'' 
reviewed GSA's inventory management procedures for the nearly 
10,000 firearms donated to local law enforcement agencies 
across the country. The Committee's review of documents 
uncovered that a large number of firearms had been lost or 
improperly sold, in some cases years before GSA became aware of 
the firearm's absence from inventory. In at least one instance, 
a pair of 40 mm grenade launchers were illegally sold and 
discovered to have been placed into circulation in the civilian 
market. The Committee's review also found that the system GSA 
was using to manage the firearms donated through program was 
woefully outdated, and relied heavily on paper. As a result of 
the Committee's efforts, as well as those by the Inspector 
General, GSA committed to reforming the processes and 
procedures used for administering and managing the firearms 
donation program.
    Following the Committee's March 2 hearing, the Committee 
expanded its oversight of federal firearms practices. The 
Committee sent letters to more than 30 agencies that have 
personnel with firearms authority. The Committee requested that 
these agencies provide documents on each agencies firearms 
inventory, the accounting procedures used, and documentation of 
lost, stolen, or missing firearms.
    On July 6, 2016 the Committee held a hearing on firearms 
and munition control practices at the Bureau of Prisons, the 
Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Homeland 
Security. The hearing, entitled ``Firearms and Munitions at 
Risk: Examining Inadequate Safeguards,'' revealed that the 
inventory controls at these agencies is woefully inadequate. 
The hearing uncovered that the Department of Homeland Security 
lost more than 500 firearms in eight years. The hearing also 
revealed that the agencies were not abiding by the firearms 
control practices required by the state and local jurisdictions 
where agents were operating. The Committee's oversight 
highlighted that the Bureau of Prisons was relying on paper 
forms to track the use of ammunition, creating discrepancies in 
inventory accounting, and increasing the risk of theft or loss. 
The hearing showed that in addition to inadequate accounting 
for inventory, agencies were inaccurately accounting for the 
procurement of firearms related products by miscoding 
purchases.
    On October 17, 2016 the Committee sent a letter to 
Administrator Gene Dodaro of the Government Accountability 
Office, requesting a review of federal agency firearm, 
ammunition, and military-style equipment. The letter requested 
that GAO review inventory procurement practices at all agencies 
with 250 or more law enforcement personnel, as well as 
inventory accounting and control procedures.

Security Clearance Reform

    The Committee worked to hold the Obama administration 
accountable for progress on security clearance reform. On 
February 25, 2016, the Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Security Clearance Reform: The Performance Accountability 
Council's Path Forward.'' In the days preceding that hearing, 
the Office of Personnel Management announced the creation of a 
National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) that will take 
responsibility for conducting security clearance 
investigations. The Committee learned important details about 
the new agency, including the fact that the information 
technology (IT) systems at NBIB will be handled by the 
Department of Defense. In that hearing, Members also closely 
questioned the Office of the Director of National Intelligence 
(ODNI) Director of National Counterintelligence and Security 
Center William Evanina regarding ODNI's ongoing failure to 
issue a policy allowing security clearance investigations to 
take into account publicly available social media information.
    The Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing on 
May 13, 2016 entitled, ``Incorporating Social Media into 
Federal Background Investigations.'' The day before the 
hearing, ODNI announced that it would issue a policy that would 
henceforth allow investigators to examine publicly available 
social media data.
    The Committee continues to engage in oversight of ODNI and 
the Office of Personnel Management regarding security clearance 
reform, as well as the integration of social media into the 
investigations process.
    On August 25, 2016, the Committee sent a letter to the IRS 
requesting information on the agency's progress in implementing 
an electronic system to allow security clearance investigators 
to check on the tax delinquency status of individuals seeking a 
security clearance.
    The Committee also sent a bipartisan letter on November 21, 
2016 recommending that the House Armed Services Committee 
refrain from including a provision in the National Defense 
Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 that would transfer 
responsibility for conducting background investigations from 
OPM to the Department of Defense. That provision could disrupt 
ongoing reforms of the security clearance process.

Investigation Into the Data Breaches at OPM

    On April 22, 2015 the Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Enhancing Cybersecurity of Third-Party Contractors and 
Vendors.'' During the hearing witnesses discussed the rising 
number of cybersecurity incidents reported by federal agencies, 
as well as a range of best cybersecurity practices including 
clarity on government contracting language, security of mobile 
devices, and reported data breaches. The witnesses included 
federal CIO Tony Scott, Gregory C. Wilshusen from GAO, Eric 
Fischer of the Congressional Research Service, and OPM CIO 
Donna Seymour. Ms. Seymour's testimony included a discussion of 
the lessons learned from a data breach at OPM discovered in 
2014, as well as information security breaches at two OPM 
contractors. Ms. Seymour's testimony on the facts of the OPM 
data breaches in 2014, as well as those of the OPM contractors, 
would become relevant after the 2015 discovery and announcement 
that OPM had suffered two additional data breaches.
    The Committee held two hearings on the OPM data breaches, 
the first on June 16, 2015 and the second on June 24, 2015. The 
hearings examined the nature and extent of the intrusions into 
OPM's systems, the number of individuals whose records were 
stolen, and the longstanding concerns of the OPM inspector 
general as to the adequacy of the agencies information 
technology. The Committee also arranged a classified briefing 
for members. Witnesses from OPM included then-Director 
Katherine Archuleta and then-CIO Donna Seymour, both of whom 
testified as to the aging nature of OPM's information 
technology and OPM's modernization efforts. Open questions 
about the sufficiency of OPM's information security posture, 
specifically regarding the encryption of data and 
implementation of access controls through the use of 
multifactor authentication, led to a year-long investigation 
into the data breaches OPM suffered in 2014 and 2015.
    As part of the investigation, a total of nine letters were 
sent to public and private sector entities to gather 
information related to the data breaches at OPM, as well as a 
preservation order and a subpoena. The Committee also held six 
transcribed interviews in connection with the investigation. 
Ultimately, the Committee found that the breaches resulted in 
the exfiltration by hackers of personal identifiable 
information (PII) on 4.2 million former and current government 
employees and the security clearance background investigation 
information on 21.5 million individuals, could have been 
significantly delayed or mitigated.
    The Committee's investigation brought to light troubling 
information security policies and practices at OPM. The 
Committee's investigation further found connections between the 
data breaches announced in 2015 and the data breach announced 
in 2014, uncovered a deteriorating relationship between OPM 
senior leadership, and the OPM inspector general, and 
questionable contracting practices.
    The Committee's investigation produced a series of 
recommendations aimed at rectifying some of the conditions that 
led to the data breach at OPM and better responding to 
cybersecurity incidents. The Committee's recommendations 
included the adoption of a zero trust model for federal 
cybersecurity, reduction in the use of social security numbers 
by federal agencies to mitigate the risk of identity theft, and 
establishing a government-wide contracting vehicle for cyber 
incident response services.
    On July 15, 2015, in conjunction with the Committee's 
hearings on the data breaches at OPM, the Subcommittee's on 
Information Technology and Interior held a hearing entitled 
``Cybersecurity: The Department of Interior.'' The Subcommittee 
hearing was, in part, to determine the sufficiency of DOI's 
information security posture, specifically their compliance 
with the requirements of the Federal Information Security 
Management Act (FISMA), given the Department's share data 
center was implicated in the data breaches at OPM. Witnesses 
included the CIO Sylvia Burns and Mary Kendall from the DOI 
Inspector General's office.
    Federal Law, Regulations, and Policy On March 18, 2015 the 
Information Technology (IT) Subcommittee held a hearing 
entitled ``Cybersecurity: The Evolving Nature of Cyber Threats 
Facing the Private Sector'' to examine the cyber-threats facing 
the financial, retail, and healthcare industries. The 
Subcommittee heard testimony from Mr. Richard Bejtlich, Chief 
Security Strategiest at FireEye; Inc, Mr. David French, Senior 
Vice President at the National Retail Federation; Mr. Daniel 
Nutkis, CEO of Health Information Trust Alliance; Mr. Doug 
Johnson, Senior Vice President of the American Bankers 
Association; and Mr. Ed Mierzwinksi, Consumer Program Director 
at the US Public Interest Research Group.
    On April 29, 2015 the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled 
``Encryption Technology and Potential U.S. Policy Responses.'' 
The Subcommittee examined the law enforcement concerns, 
specifically voiced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
over the announcements by Apple and Google, the largest mobile 
phone system operators in the United States, that they would 
implement increased security measures on their products in an 
attempt to strengthen privacy and data security. Invited to 
testify were Amy Hess of the FBI's Science and Technology 
Branch, Mr. Daniel Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney 
from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Policy Director for New 
America's Open Technology Institute Kevin Bankston, President 
of the Application Developers Alliance Jon Potter, and 
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at the 
University of Pennsylvania, Matthew Blaze, Ph.D.
    On January 12, 2016 the Subcommittee on Information 
Technology held a joint hearing with the Committee on Homeland 
Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure 
Protection and Security Technologies entitled ``Wassenaar: 
Cybersecurity & Export Controls.'' In 2013 the State Department 
agreed to a proposal to make intrusion and surveillance 
software and technology subject to multilateral export controls 
under the Wassenaar Arrangement. The Department of Commerce's 
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a proposed rule 
implementing State's agreement and received 264 public comments 
overwhelmingly in opposition to the proposed rule. Testimony 
from State and Commerce witnesses alongside private sector 
witnesses revealed a substantial division over the BIS proposed 
rule and its deleterious impacts on the private sector. As a 
result of Congressional pressure the State Department reentered 
negotiations with the Wassenaar Arrangement over the intrusion 
and surveillance software and technology agreement.
    On July 13, 2016 the Subcommittee's on Information 
Technology and National Security held a hearing entitled 
``Digital Acts of War: Evolving the Cybersecurity 
Conversation.'' The hearing examined the strategies and 
policies--both domestic and international--of the 
administration's response to cybersecurity incidents. The 
hearing considered the inherent technical challenges of making 
real-time attribution of cyberattacks, as well as the 
increasing sophistication of tools and technologies used by 
nonstate actors, terrorist organizations, and criminal groups. 
The panel of witnesses included representatives from the 
Departments of Defense and State, as well as former US 
intelligence officials Sean Kanuck and General Keith Alexander.
    On September 28, 2016 the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
the information security to the nation's election 
infrastructure, entitled, ``Cybersecurity: Ensuring the 
Integrity of the Ballot Box.'' Elections are administered on a 
state-by-state or county-by-county basis, however the 
Department of Homeland Security offered a variety of 
information security services and resources on a voluntary 
basis. Testimony from Mr. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary for 
Cybersecurity and Communications at DHS, stated that the 
Department had confidence in the election system and there was 
no indication that adversaries of the US were planning a cyber-
operation capable of impacting the outcome of the November 
election.

Homeland Security--Radicalization

    The National Security Subcommittee evaluated the scope of 
radicalization in the United States and abroad and assessed 
what steps can be taken in order to mitigate the rise of terror 
via social media. On October 28, 2015, the Subcommittee on 
National Security held a bipartisan hearing titled, 
``Radicalization: Social Media and the Rise of Terrorism.'' At 
this hearing, the Committee heard from private sector witnesses 
with expertise on the topic. The Subcommittee also investigated 
the manner in which Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs) can be 
recruited, radicalized, and mobilized for terror attacks as 
lone wolves and by terrorist organizations. A hearing was also 
held on that topic on September 14, 2016, titled 
``Radicalization in the U.S. and the Rise of Terrorism''.

Homeland Security--Recalcitrant Countries

    The Committee conducted an investigation into tens of 
thousands of deportable aliens released back onto U.S. streets 
because their home countries refuse to repatriate them. Many of 
these aliens are criminals who have served time in our federal, 
state, and local jails. Pursuant to the Supreme Court's 
decision in Zadvydas v. Davis and its progeny, after 180 days, 
if the home country steadfastly refuses to repatriate an alien, 
the alien must be released, even if the alien is a violent 
criminal with no legal right to remain in the United States. 
However, section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(INA) specifically provides that DHS and Department of State 
(State) shall discontinue granting visas to citizens, subjects, 
nationals, and residents of that country until the country 
accepts the alien. Although enacted in 1952, this provision has 
been seldom invoked. Prior to the Committee beginning oversight 
on the matter, the only instance in which it was utilized was 
in 2001.
    The Committee addressed this topic at a hearing on April 
28, 2016, titled ``Criminal Aliens Released by the Department 
of Homeland Security,'' and at hearing on July 14, 2016, 
``Recalcitrant Countries: Denying Visas to Countries that 
Refuse to Take Back their Deported Nationals'' where officials 
from DHS and State were held accountable. Following this 
investigation and after nearly 15 years of not using this 
statutory authority, on October 1, 2016, DHS and State decided 
to discontinue issuing visas to the Gambia resulting in the 
issuance of travel documents and repatriation of all Gambians 
ordered removed from the U.S. The Committee continues to review 
the manner in which it is being implemented in Gambia.

Epidemics

    On February 24, 2016, the Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets held a hearing entitled ``The Zika Virus: 
Coordination of a Multi-Agency Response'' to examine the 
federal government's coordinated response to the emergence of 
the Zika virus, in light of reported cases in the U.S., 
estimates by the World Health Organization that between three 
and four million cases could appear in the U.S. over the next 
year, and proposed emergency spending to prepare for and 
respond to the spread of Zika. Witnesses included Dr. Anne 
Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the Center for Disease 
Control and Prevention; Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the 
National Institutes of Health; Dr. John Armstrong, Surgeon 
General and Secretary of Health for the State of Florida; and 
Dr. Bill Moreau, Managing Director for Sports Medicine for the 
U.S. Olympic Committee.
    On March 22, 2016, the Committee held a hearing entitled 
``America's Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic.'' The hearing 
examined the rapid growth in the abuse of heroin and opioids 
throughout the United States and the efforts of federal and 
state agencies in controlling the epidemic. Witnesses included 
the Honorable Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy at the White House; Lou Milione, 
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Diversion Control at the 
Drug Enforcement Administration; Kana Enomoto, Acting 
Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services; 
Dr. Leana Wen, Health Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health 
Department; and the Honorable Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange 
County, Florida.

 VI. Delineation of Hearings Held Pursuant to Clauses 2 (n), (o), and 
                          (p) of House Rule XI


Hearings Held Pursuant to Clause 2 (n)

    March 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Federal Workforce Tax 
Accountability.'' Witnesses: Mr. Brad Huther, Chief Financial 
Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Mr. 
E.J. Holland, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services; Mr. Seto Bagdoyan, 
Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. Alan L. Chvotkin, 
Executive Vice President and Counsel, Professional Services 
Council; Ms. Maureen Gilman, Legislative and Political 
Director, National Treasury Employees Union.
    April 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``DOJ IG: Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct 
Allegations.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, 
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice; The Honorable 
Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement 
Administration; Mr. Kevin L. Perkins, Associate Deputy 
Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    April 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``GAO's Duplication Report at Five Years: Recommendations 
Remain Unaddressed.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Beth Cobert, 
Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and 
Budget; The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.
    April 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``The Worst Places to Work in the 
Federal Government.'' Witnesses: The Honorable David S. 
Ferriero, Archivist, National Archives and Records 
Administration; The Honorable Manuel Ehrlich, Board Member, 
U.S. Chemical Safety Board; Ms. Catherine V. Emerson, Chief 
Human Capital Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; 
Mr. Robert Goldenkoff, Director of Strategic Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.
    April 29, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National Security 
hearing titled, ``Following the Trail of U.S. Taxpayers' 
Dollars Abroad: On-Budget Assistance in Afghanistan.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable John F. Sopko, Special Inspector 
General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
    May 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Issues Facing Civilian and Postal 
Service Vehicle Fleet Procurement.'' Witnesses: Mr. Joseph 
Corbett, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, 
United States Postal Service; Mr. William Toth Jr., Director, 
Office of Motor Vehicle Management, General Services 
Administration; Ms. Kate M. Vigneau, Director of Professional 
Development, NAFA Fleet Management Association; Ms. Lori 
Rectanus, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.
    June 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Ensuring Agency Compliance with the Freedom of Information 
Act (FOIA).'' Witnesses: The Honorable Joyce A. Barr, Chief 
FOIA Officer, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Brodi Fontenot, 
Chief FOIA Officer, U.S. Department of Treasury; Mrs. Mary 
Howard, Director, Privacy, Governmental Liaison, and 
Disclosure, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of 
Treasury; Ms. Karen Neuman, Chief FOIA Officer, U.S. Department 
of Homeland Security; Ms. Melanie Anne Pustay, Director, Office 
of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice.
    June 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology Reform 
Act's Role in Reducing IT Acquisition Risk.'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Anne Rung, Administrator, Office of Federal 
Procurement Policy, The Office of Management and Budget; Mr. 
Tony Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of E-
Government and Information Technology, The Office of Management 
and Budget; Mr. David A. Powner, Director, IT Management 
Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Mr. Richard 
Spires, Chief Executive Officer, Resilient Network Systems, 
Inc.
    June 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``OPM: Data Breach.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Katherine 
Archuleta, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Ms. 
Sylvia Burns, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of the 
Interior; Mr. Michael R. Esser, Assistant Inspector General for 
Audits, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Dr. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary, Office of 
Cybersecurity and Communications, National Program Preparedness 
Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Tony 
Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of E-Government 
and Information Technology, U.S. Office of Management and 
Budget; Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Office of Personnel Management.
    June 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``OPM Data Breach: Part II.'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Katherine Archuleta, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Ms. Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, U.S. Computer 
Emergency Readiness Team, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; 
Mr. Rob Giannetta, Chief Information Officer, US Investigations 
Services, LLC; Mr. Eric A. Hess, Chief Executive Officer, 
KeyPoint Government Solutions; The Honorable Patrick E. 
McFarland, Inspector General, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information Officer, 
U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
    July 29, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``DATA Act Implementation.'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United 
States, U.S. Government Accountability Office; The Honorable 
David Mader, Controller, Office of Federal Financial 
Management, The Office of Management and Budget; Mr. David A. 
Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the 
Treasury; Mr. Robert A. Taylor, Deputy Assistant Inspector 
General for Audit, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    July 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Construction Costs and Delays at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Jarrett Blanc, Principal Deputy Special, 
Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, on behalf of U.S. 
Department of State; Mr. Michael J. Courts, Director, 
International Affairs and Trade, on behalf of U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Mr. Michael L. Gulino, President and 
Chief Executive Officer, Aegis LLC; The Honorable Donald S. 
Hays, Senior Inspector, Office of the Inspector General, on 
behalf of U.S. Department of State; Ms. Lydia Muniz, Director, 
Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, on behalf of U.S. 
Department of State; The Honorable Gregory B. Starr, Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, on behalf of U.S. 
Department of State.
    September 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``GSA: Army Fee Assistance.'' Witnesses: Mr. Gerard 
Badorrek, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. General Services 
Administration, Ms. Karmon Dyches, Army Captain appearing in 
personal capacity; Ms. Kaela Hensley, Army Spouse; Ms. 
Stephanie L. Hoehne, Director, Family and Morale, Welfare & 
Recreation, G9, Installation Management Command, U.S. Army; The 
Honorable Carol Fortine Ochoa, Inspector General, Office of the 
Inspector General, U.S. General Services Administration.
    October 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Secure Credentials Issued by the Government Publishing 
Office.'' Witnesses: Mr. James N. Albers, Senior Vice President 
of Government Operations, MorphoTrust USA; Ms. Kathleen M. 
Carroll, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, HID Global, Inc.; 
The Honorable Michael A. Raponi, Inspector General, U.S. 
Government Publishing Office; Ms. Davita Vance-Cooks, Director, 
U.S. Government Publishing Office.
    November 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Information Technology joint 
hearing titled, ``Preparing for 2020 Census: Will the 
Technology be Ready?'' Witnesses: The Honorable John H. 
Thompson, Director, U.S. Census Bureau; Mr. Steven I. Cooper, 
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce; Mr. 
Robert Goldenkoff, Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Ms. Carol R. Cha, Director, Information 
Technology Acquisition Management Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office.
    November 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology Reform 
Act's (FITARA) Role in Reducing the IT Acquisition Risk, Part 
II--Measuring Agencies; FITARA Implementation.'' Witnesses: Mr. 
Tony Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of E-
Government and Information Technology, The Office of Management 
and Budget; Mr. Sonny Bhagowalia, Chief Information Officer, 
U.S. Department of Treasury; Mr. Richard McKinney, Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation; Mr. 
David Shive, Chief Information Officer, U.S. General Services 
Administration; Mr. David A. Powner, Director, IT Management 
Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office.
    November 17, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing 
titled, ``U.S. Department of Education: Information Security 
Review.'' Witnesses: Danny A. Harris, Ph.D., Chief Information 
Officer, U.S. Department of Education; The Honorable Kathleen 
S. Tighe, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education; Mr. 
Greg Wilshusen, Director, Information Security Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.
    November 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and Committee on Education and Workforce's 
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training joint 
hearing titled, ``Federal Student Aid: Performance Based 
Organization Review.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Kathleen Tighe, 
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education; Mr. James 
Runcie, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Education; 
Mr. Ben Miller, Senior Director, Postsecondary Education, 
Center for American Progress; Ms. Melissa Emrey-Arras, 
Director, Education Workforce and Income Security, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. Justin Draeger, 
President, National Association of Student Financial Aid 
Administrators.
    December 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Review of the New London Embassy Project.'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Steve A. Linick, Inspector General, Office of the 
Inspector General, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Lydia Muniz, 
Director, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, on behalf of 
U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Gregory B. Starr, 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, on behalf 
of U.S. Department of State.
    January 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing: ``Army Fee Assistance Program: Part II'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Michael Botticelli, Director, Office 
of National Drug Control Policy; Mr. David Kelley, 
Congressional Liaison, National High Intensity Drug Trafficking 
Areas Directors Association; Mr. David Maurer, Director of 
Justice and Law Enforcement Issues, Government Accountability 
Office.
    February 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``U.S. Department of Education: Investigation of the CIO'' 
Witnesses: Ms. Sandra Bruce, Deputy Inspector General, U.S. 
Department of Education; Dr. Danny A. Harris, Ph. D., Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education; Mr. John B. 
King, Jr., Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; Ms. 
Susan Winchell, Assistant General Counsel for Ethics, U.S. 
Department of Education.
    February 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Transportation 
and Public Assets hearing titled, ``Oversight of Federal 
Vehicles'' Witnesses: Ms. Lori Rectanus, Director, Physical 
Infrastructure Issues, Government Accountability Office; Mr. 
Bill Toth, Director, Office of Fleet Management, General 
Services Administration; Mr. Tom Howard, Inspector General, 
Amtrak; Mr. Joseph H. Boardman, President and Chief Executive 
Officer, Amtrak.
    March 2, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Firearms Lost: GSA's 
Administration of the Surplus Firearm Donation Program'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Carol Fortine Ochoa, Inspector 
General, U.S. General Services Administration; Mr. William 
Sisk, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of General Supplies 
and Services, U.S. General Services Administration; Mr. Steve 
Ekin, President, National Association of State Agencies for 
Surplus Property.
    April 19, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations and the Subcommittee on Information Technology joint 
hearing titled, ``DATA ACT: Monitoring Implementation 
Progress'' Witnesses: Ms. Michelle Sager, Director, Strategic 
Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office; The Honorable 
David Mader, Controller, Office of Federal Financial 
Management, The Office of Management and Budget; Mr. David A. 
Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the 
Treasury; Mr. Michael Peckham, Executive Director, DATA Act 
Management Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services.
    March 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Rebuilding Afghanistan: Oversight of Defense Department 
Infrastructure Projects'' Witnesses: The Honorable John Sopko, 
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction; 
Christine S. Abizaid, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for 
Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, U.S. Department of 
Defense; Howard Stickley, Programs Director, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Transatlantic Division (TAD), U.S. Department of 
Defense; Randy Brown, Director, Air Force Civil Engineering 
Center, U.S. Department of Defense.
    May 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology Reform Act 
(FITARA) Scorecard 2.0'' Witnesses: Mr. Steven I. Cooper, Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce; Ms. Dawn 
Leaf, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Labor; Mr. 
Michael M. Johnson, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department 
of Energy; Ms. Renee P. Wynn, Chief Information Officer, 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Mr. David A. 
Powner, Director, IT Management Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office.
    June 9, 2016 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Census 2020: Examining the Readiness of Key Aspects of the 
Census Bureau's 2020 Census Preparation'' Witnesses: Mr. Steve 
I. Cooper, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of 
Commerce; Ms. Carol Cha Harris, Director, Information 
Technology Acquisition Management Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; Mr. Harry A. Lee, Acting Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Census Bureau; Ms. Carol N. Rice, 
Assistant Inspector General, Office of Economic and Statistical 
Program Assessment, U.S. Department of Commerce; The Honorable 
John H. Thompson, Director, U.S. Census Bureau.
    July 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Examining Mismanagement in Office 
of Justice Programs Grantmaking'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, U.S. Department of 
Justice; Ms. Beth McGarry, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney 
General for Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of 
Justice; Gretta L. Goodwin, Ph.D., Acting Director, Homeland 
Security and Justice, U.S. Government Accountability Office; 
Jeffrey Sedgwick, Ph.D., Executive Director, Justice Research 
and Statistics Association.
    September 7, 2016 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on National 
Security hearing titled, ``Oversight of the Department of 
Defense Office of Inspector General's Military Whistleblower 
Reprisal Investigations'' Witnesses: The Honorable Ryan Zinke, 
Member of Congress, Montana (At-Large); The Honorable Glenn 
Fine, Principal Deputy Inspector General, U.S. Department of 
Defense; Ms. Lori Atkinson, Assistant Director, Defense 
Capabilities and Management, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office; Ms. Mandy Smithberger, Director, Straus Military Reform 
Project, Project On Government Oversight.
    September 22, 2016 3:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Examining Billion Dollar Waste 
Through Improper Payments'' Witnesses: The Honorable David 
Mader, Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, The 
Office of Management and Budget; Ms. Sheila Conley, Deputy 
Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services; Ms. Laurie Park, Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
Finance, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Ms. Marianna 
LaCanfora, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Chair 
of the Improper Payments Board, U.S. Social Security 
Administration; Mr. Jeff Schramek, Assistant Commissioner, Debt 
Management Services, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. 
Department of the Treasury.
    September 23, 2016, 9:15 a.m. The Subcommittee on 
Transportation and Public Assets hearing titled, ``Vacant 
Federal Properties'' Witnesses: The Honorable David Mader, 
Controller, Office of Management and Budget; The Honorable 
Gregory Parham, Assistant Secretary for Administration, 
Department of Agriculture; Mr. Michael Gelber, Deputy 
Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, General Services 
Administration; Mr. David Wise, Director, Physical 
Infrastructure, Government Accountability Office.
    November 16, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``2020 Census: Outcomes of the 2016 
Site Test.'' Witnesses: The Honorable John H. Thompson, 
Director, U.S. Census Bureau; Mr. Kevin B. Smith, Associate 
Director for Information Technology and Chief Information 
Officer, U.S. Census Bureau; Mr. David Powner, Director, 
Information Technology Management Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office, Mr. Robert Goldenkoff, Director, 
Strategic Issues-Census Issues, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office.
    November 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on 
Information Technology will hold a hearing titled, ``Federal 
Cybersecurity After the OPM Data Breach: Have Agencies Learned 
their Lesson?'' Witnesses, Ms. Renee P. Wynn, Chief Information 
Officer, NASA, Mr. Jonathan Alboum, Chief Information Officer, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mr. Robert Klopp, Deputy 
Commissioner & Chief Information Officer, Social Security 
Administration.
    December 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations will 
hold a hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology 
Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard 3.0.'' Witnesses: Mr. Luke J. 
McCormack, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security, Chief Financial Officer, Designated Senior 
Official responsible for FITARA implementation, Mr. Frontis 
Wiggins, U.S. Department of State, Chief Information Officer, 
Chief Financial Officer, Designated Senior Official responsible 
for FITARA implementation, Mr. David A. Powner, Director, IT 
Management Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office.
    December 7, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Time and Attendance Abuse at the 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Russell Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Intellectual Property, Deputy Director, United States Patent 
and Trademark Office, Mr. David Smith, Acting Deputy Inspector 
General, U.S. Department of Commerce, Ms. Pamela R. Schwartz, 
President, Patent Office Professional Association, Mr. David 
Chu, Panel Chair, National Academy of Public Administration.
    December 8, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``DATA Act Implementation Check-
in.'' Witnesses Ms. Paula Rascona, Director, Financial 
Management and Assurance, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office, The Honorable David Mader, Controller, Office of 
Federal Financial Management, The Office of Management and 
Budget, Mr. David A. Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. 
Department of the Treasury, Ms. Courtney Timberlake, Deputy 
Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, Mr. Timothy E. Gribben, Chief Financial Officer 
and Associate Administrator for Performance Management, U.S. 
Small Business Administration.

Hearings Held Pursuant to Clause 2 (o)

    April 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``GAO's Duplication Report at Five Years: Recommendations 
Remain Unaddressed.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Beth Cobert, 
Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and 
Budget; The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.

Hearings Held Pursuant to Clause 2 (p)

    February 11, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``GAO's High Risk Report: 25 Years of Problematic Practices.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, 
U.S. Government Accountability Office; Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, 
Deputy Administrator and Director, Centers for Program 
Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 
Department of Health and Human Services; The Honorable Alan F. 
Estevez, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for 
Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, U.S. Department of 
Defense; The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal 
Revenue Service; Mr. Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., Associate 
Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; 
Mr. John J. MacWilliams, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. 
Department of Energy.
    May 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Government 
Operations hearing titled, ``Issues Facing Civilian and Postal 
Service Vehicle Fleet Procurement.'' Witnesses: Mr. Joseph 
Corbett, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, 
United States Postal Service; Mr. William Toth Jr., Director, 
Office of Motor Vehicle Management, General Services 
Administration; Ms. Kate M. Vigneau, Director of Professional 
Development, NAFA Fleet Management Association; Ms. Lori 
Rectanus, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office.
    June 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology Reform 
Act's Role in Reducing IT Acquisition Risk.'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Anne Rung, Administrator, Office of Federal 
Procurement Policy, The Office of Management and Budget; Mr. 
Tony Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of E-
Government and Information Technology, The Office of Management 
and Budget; Mr. David A. Powner, Director, IT Management 
Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Mr. Richard 
Spires, Chief Executive Officer, Resilient Network Systems, 
Inc.
    June 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``OPM: Data Breach.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Katherine 
Archuleta, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Ms. 
Sylvia Burns, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of the 
Interior; Mr. Michael R. Esser, Assistant Inspector General for 
Audits, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Dr. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary, Office of 
Cybersecurity and Communications, National Program Preparedness 
Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Tony 
Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of E-Government 
and Information Technology, U.S. Office of Management and 
Budget; Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Office of Personnel Management.
    June 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``OPM Data Breach: Part II.'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Katherine Archuleta, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Ms. Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, U.S. Computer 
Emergency Readiness Team, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; 
Mr. Rob Giannetta, Chief Information Officer, US Investigations 
Services, LLC; Mr. Eric A. Hess, Chief Executive Officer, 
KeyPoint Government Solutions; The Honorable Patrick E. 
McFarland, Inspector General, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information Officer, 
U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
    September 22, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology field hearing titled, ``The State of the Cloud'' at 
the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas.
    October 27, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs' Subcommittee 
on Oversight and Investigations joint hearing titled, ``VA and 
DoD IT: Electronic Health Records Interoperability.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary 
for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Department of Veterans Affairs; Mr. Brian P. Burns, Deputy 
Director, Warfighter Systems Integration, Office of Information 
Dominance, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Mr. David 
DeVries, Principle Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Department of Defense; Ms. Valerie C. Melvin, Director of 
Information Management and Technology Resources Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. Christopher A. Miller, 
Program Executive Officer, Defense Healthcare Management 
Systems.
    November 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology Reform 
Act's (FITARA) Role in Reducing the IT Acquisition Risk, Part 
II--Measuring Agencies; FITARA Implementation.'' Witnesses: Mr. 
Tony Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of E-
Government and Information Technology, The Office of Management 
and Budget; Mr. Sonny Bhagowalia, Chief Information Officer, 
U.S. Department of Treasury; Mr. Richard McKinney, Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation; Mr. 
David Shive, Chief Information Officer, U.S. General Services 
Administration; Mr. David A. Powner, Director, IT Management 
Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office.
    May 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations joint 
hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology Reform Act 
(FITARA) Scorecard 2.0'' Witnesses: Mr. Steven I. Cooper, Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce; Ms. Dawn 
Leaf, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Labor; Mr. 
Michael M. Johnson, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department 
of Energy; Ms. Renee P. Wynn, Chief Information Officer, 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Mr. David A. 
Powner, Director, IT Management Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office.
    May 25, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Full Committee hearing titled, 
``Federal Agencies' Reliance on Outdated and Unsupported 
Information Technology: A Ticking Time Bomb'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Tony Scott, Federal Chief Information Officer, Office 
of Management and Budget; Mr. Terry Halvorsen, Chief 
Information Officer, Department of Defense; Ms. Beth Killoran, 
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology 
and Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human 
Services; Mr. Terry Milholland, Chief Technology Officer, 
Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury; Mr. Dave 
Powner, Director, IT Management Issues, Government 
Accountability Office.
    September 23, 2016, 9:15 a.m. The Subcommittee on 
Transportation and Public Assets hearing titled, ``Vacant 
Federal Properties'' Witnesses: The Honorable David Mader, 
Controller, Office of Management and Budget; The Honorable 
Gregory Parham, Assistant Secretary for Administration, 
Department of Agriculture; Mr. Michael Gelber, Deputy 
Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, General Services 
Administration; Mr. David Wise, Director, Physical 
Infrastructure, Government Accountability Office.
    November 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on 
Information Technology will hold a hearing titled, ``Federal 
Cybersecurity After the OPM Data Breach: Have Agencies Learned 
their Lesson?'' Witnesses, Ms. Renee P. Wynn, Chief Information 
Officer, NASA, Mr. Jonathan Alboum, Chief Information Officer, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mr. Robert Klopp, Deputy 
Commissioner & Chief Information Officer, Social Security 
Administration.
    December 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Information 
Technology and the Subcommittee on Government Operations will 
hold a hearing titled, ``The Federal Information Technology 
Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard 3.0.'' Witnesses: Mr. Luke J. 
McCormack, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security, Chief Financial Officer, Designated Senior 
Official responsible for FITARA implementation, Mr. Frontis 
Wiggins, U.S. Department of State, Chief Information Officer, 
Chief Financial Officer, Designated Senior Official responsible 
for FITARA implementation, Mr. David A. Powner, Director, IT 
Management Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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