[House Report 112-568]
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112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-568
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                                                 Union Calendar No. 408

                      THIRD SEMIANNUAL ACTIVITIES

                                 of the

                      HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT

                         AND GOVERNMENT REFORM

                      ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS

                             SECOND SESSION

                               JUNE 2012

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

                                     


                                     

         Available via the World Wide Web: http://www.fdsys.gov
                      http://www.house.gov/reform

 June 29, 2012.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

              COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM

                 DARRELL E. ISSA, California, Chairman
DAN BURTON, Indiana                  ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS, Maryland, 
JOHN L. MICA, Florida                    Ranking Minority Member
TODD RUSSELL PLATTS, Pennsylvania    EDOLPHUS TOWNS, New York
MICHAEL R. TURNER, Ohio              CAROLYN B. MALONEY, New York
PATRICK T. McHENRY, North Carolina   ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON, District of 
JIM JORDAN, Ohio                         Columbia
JASON CHAFFETZ, Utah                 DENNIS J. KUCINICH, Ohio
CONNIE MACK, Florida                 JOHN F. TIERNEY, Massachusetts
TIM WALBERG, Michigan                WM. LACY CLAY, Missouri
JAMES LANKFORD, Oklahoma             STEPHEN F. LYNCH, Massachusetts
JUSTIN AMASH, Michigan               JIM COOPER, Tennessee
ANN MARIE BUERKLE, New York          GERALD E. CONNOLLY, Virginia
PAUL A. GOSAR, Arizona               MIKE QUIGLEY, Illinois
RAUL R. LABRADOR, Idaho              DANNY K. DAVIS, Illinois
PATRICK MEEHAN, Pennsylvania         BRUCE L. BRALEY, Iowa
SCOTT DesJARLAIS, Tennessee          PETER WELCH, Vermont
JOE WALSH, Illinois                  JOHN A. YARMUTH, Kentucky
TREY GOWDY, South Carolina           CHRISTOPHER S. MURPHY, Connecticut
DENNIS A. ROSS, Florida              JACKIE SPEIER, California
FRANK C. GUINTA, New Hampshire
BLAKE FARENTHOLD, Texas
MIKE KELLY, Pennsylvania

                   Lawrence J. Brady, Staff Director
                John D. Cuaderes, Deputy Staff Director
                     Robert Borden, General Counsel
                       Linda A. Good, Chief Clerk
                 David Rapallo, Minority Staff Director


                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
              Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,
                                     Washington, DC, June 29, 2012.
Hon. John A. Boehner,
Speaker of the 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 third 
semiannual activities report for the 112th Congress.
            Sincerely,
                                              Darrell Issa,
                                                          Chairman.

                                     
                            C O N T E N T S

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 I. Legislative Activities............................................2
II. Oversight Activities.............................................27
III.Summary of Committee Oversight Plan..............................58

IV. Summary of Actions Taken and Recommendations Made with Respect to 
    the Oversight Plan...............................................60
 V. Summary of Any Additional Oversight Activities Undertaken, and Any 
    Recommendations Made or Actions Taken Thereon....................84
VI. Delineation of any Hearings Held Pursuant to Clauses 2(n), (o), or 
    (p)..............................................................86
  
                                                 Union Calendar No. 408
112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-568

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  THIRD SEMIANNUAL ACTIVITIES OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND 
                           GOVERNMENT REFORM

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 June 29, 2012.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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  Mr. Darrell E. Issa, from the Committee on Oversight and Government 
                    Reform, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

 ACTIVITIES OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM, 
                 112TH CONGRESS, 2D SESSION, JUNE 2012


                   THIRD SEMIANNUAL ACTIVITIES REPORT

    The number one priority of this Congress is to foster 
private sector job creation and get Americans back to work.
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is 
uniquely positioned to conduct a broad-based, economy-wide 
examination of the barriers that stand in the way of job growth 
and economic recovery. In his State of the Union Address, the 
President called for a government-wide examination of 
regulations, to ``help our companies compete'' and to ``knock 
down barriers that stand in the way of their success.''
    In the first three quarters of the 112th Congress, the 
Committee held numerous hearings, including those at both the 
full committee and the subcommittee levels, to examine how the 
rules proposed and implemented by the Environmental Protection 
Agency, the Department of Interior, the Department of Labor, 
and the General Services Administration, among others, have 
hurt job creation. The Full Committee has advanced the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act, as well as the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs 
Act of 2012, and a moratorium on ``Midnight Rules'' or major 
rules offered by a lame duck president.
    Private sector economic growth is not only held back by 
regulatory barriers standing in the way of small, medium-sized, 
and large businesses, but also by the uncertainty surrounding 
our nation's skyrocketing debt. The Committee's unique position 
to oversee all federal government agencies and functions, as 
well as our role in crafting federal workforce and government 
management legislation, gives us the opportunity to promote 
private sector economic growth by reducing fraud, abuse, and 
mismanagement in government spending, and improving government 
performance.
    During the first three quarters of the 112th Congress, the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held 165 oversight 
hearings and reported 63 bills and resolutions to the House for 
consideration, including the restoration of the successful D.C. 
Opportunity Scholarship Program, bills dealing with tax 
accountability for federal employees and contractors, 
transparency of grants, protecting whistleblowers, reducing the 
size of the federal workforce through attrition, modernizing 
the Federal Information Security Management Act, and reforming 
the United States Postal Service. The Digital Accountability 
and Transparency Act, a bipartisan transparency spending bill 
sponsored by the Chairman and Ranking Member and reported by 
the Committee, was adopted by the House of Representatives on a 
unanimous voice vote in April 2012.
    To carry out its duties most effectively, the Committee 
established seven standing subcommittees: the Subcommittee on 
Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy; the 
Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and 
Financial Management; the Subcommittee on Health Care, District 
of Columbia, Census and the National Archives; the Subcommittee 
on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations; 
the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and 
Government Spending; the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs; and the 
Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, 
Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform.

                       I. Legislative Activities


                         BILLS ENACTED INTO LAW

    H.R. 1308, to amend the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission 
Act to extend the termination date for the Commission, and for 
other purposes. Introduced by Rep. Elton Gallegly on April 1, 
2011, passed the House on May 12, 2011, and became Public Law 
112-13.
    H.R. 2061, Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011. 
Introduced by Rep. Richard Hanna on May 31, 2011, passed the 
House on November 2, 2011, and became Public Law 112-73.
    H.R. 3237, the SOAR Technical Corrections Act. Introduced 
by Rep. Trey Gowdy on October 18, 2011, passed the House on 
December 6, 2011, and became Public Law 112-92.
    S. 1302, a bill to authorize the Administrator of General 
Services to convey a parcel of real property in Tracy, 
California, to the City of Tracy. Introduced by Sen. Barbara 
Boxer on June 29, 2011, passed the House on May 7, 2012, and 
became Public Law 112-119.

                       BILLS PASSED BY THE HOUSE

    H.R. 471, Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act. 
Introduced by Rep. John Boehner on January 26, 2011. History: 
Marked up by the Committee on March 10, 2011, and ordered 
favorably reported by a vote of 21 ayes to 14 nays; H. Rept. 
112-36 filed on March 17, 2011; and passed the House on March 
30, 2011, by a vote of 225-195.
    H.R. 665, Excess Federal Building and Property Disposal Act 
of 2011. Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz on February 11, 
2011. History: Marked up by the Committee on November 17, 2011, 
ordered reported favorably, as amended, by voice vote; H. Rept. 
112-402 filed on February 27, 2012; and passed by the House on 
March 20, 2012 by a vote of 403-0.
    H.R. 1255, Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2011. 
Introduced by Rep. Steve Womack on March 30, 2011, with primary 
referral to the Committee on Appropriations. History: The 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform did not act on 
H.R. 1255; and it was passed by the House on April 1, 2011, by 
a vote of 221-201.
    H.R. 1734, Civilian Property Realignment Act. Introduced by 
Rep. Jeff Denham on May 4, 2011, with the primary referral to 
the Committee on Transportation. History: The Committee on 
Transportation reported the bill on February 1, 2012 (H. Rept. 
112-384, Part 1); the Committee on Oversight and Government 
Reform discharged with bill; and on February 7, 2012, it was 
passed by the House by a vote of 259-164.
    H.R. 2146, DATA Act. Introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa on 
June 13, 2011. History: Marked up by the Committee on June 22, 
2011, ordered reported favorably, as amended, by a voice vote. 
H. Rept. 112-260 filed on October 25, 2011; and was passed by 
the House on April 25, 2012, by voice vote.
    H.R. 2297, to promote the development of the Southwest 
waterfront in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. 
Introduced by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on June 22, 2011. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on November 3, 2011, 
ordered favorably reported to the House by voice vote; and 
passed in the House on December 6, 2011, as amended by voice 
vote.
    H.R. 3581, Budget and Accounting Transparency Act of 2012. 
Introduced by Rep. Scott Garrett on December 7, 2011, with a 
primary referral to the Committee on the Budget. History: On 
January 31, 2012, report filed by the Committee on the Budget 
(H. Rept. 112-380, Part 1), discharged by the Committees on 
Oversight and Government Reform and Ways and Means; was passed 
by the House on February 7, 2012, by a vote of 245-180.
    H.R. 3835, to extend the pay limitation for Members of 
Congress and Federal employees. Introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy 
on January 27, 2012, passed by the House on February 1, 2012, 
by a vote of 309-117.
    H.R. 3902, District of Columbia Special Election Reform 
Act. Introduced by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on February 6, 
2012. History: Marked up by the Committee on February 7, 2012, 
ordered reported favorably by voice vote; and passed by the 
House on February 29, 2012, by voice vote.
    H.R. 4257, Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 
2012. Introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa on March 26, 2012. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on April 18, 2012 and 
ordered reported favorably; H. Rept. 112-455 filed on April 26, 
2012; and passed by the House on April 26, 2012, by voice vote.
    H. Res. 391, Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched 
against the United States on September 11, 2001, on the 10th 
anniversary of that date. History: H. Res. 391 was introduced 
on September 7, 2011; the Committee on Oversight and Government 
Reform did not act on H. Res. 391; and it was agreed to by the 
House on September 9, 2011, without objection.
    S. 627, Budget Control Act of 2011. Introduced by Senator 
Patrick Leahy on March 17, 2011. History: The Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform did not act on S. 627; and it 
was agreed to by the House on July 29, 2011, by a vote of 218-
210.

                     BILLS PASSED BY THE COMMITTEE

    H.R. 373, Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency 
Act of 2011. Introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx on January 20, 
2011. History: Marked up by the Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform on September 21, 2011, and ordered reported favorably to 
the Full Committee, as amended, by a recorded vote of 5 ayes to 
4 nays; marked up by the Committee on November 17, 2011, and 
ordered reported favorably, as amended, by a vote of 22 ayes to 
12 nays. Committee filed a report on May 16, 2012 (H. Rept. 
112-483, Part 1).
    H.R. 538, Federal Customer Service Enhancement Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Henry Cuellar on February 8, 2011. History: 
Marked up by the Committee on April 18, 2012, and ordered 
reported favorably, as amended, by voice vote. Committee filed 
a report on June 15, 2012 (H. Rept. 112-534).
    H.R. 828, Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2011. 
Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz on February 28, 2011. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on April 13, 2011, and 
ordered reported favorably, as amended, by voice vote. 
Committee filed report on June 23, 2011 (H. Rept. 112-115).
    H.R. 829, Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2011. 
Introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz on February 28, 2011. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on April 13, 2011, and 
ordered reported favorably, as amended, by voice vote.
    H.R. 899, to amend title 41, United States Code, to extend 
the sunset date for certain protests of task and deliver order 
contracts. Introduced by Rep. James Lankford on March 3, 2011. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on March 10, 2011, and 
ordered reported favorably, by voice vote; H. Rept. 112-37 
filed on March 17, 2011.
    H.R. 1470, to amend title 5, U.S.C., to extend the 
probationary period applicable to appointments in the civil 
service, and for other purposes. Introduced by Rep. Dennis Ross 
on April 8, 2011. History: Marked up by the Committee on April 
13, 2011, and ordered reported favorably, as amended, by a vote 
of 15 ayes to 14 nays. Report filed by the Committee on June 
23, 2011 (H. Rept. 112-116).
    H.R. 1974, Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley on May 24, 2011. History: 
Marked up by the Committee on June 22, 2011, ordered reported 
favorably, as amended, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 2008, Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act 
of 2011. Introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa on May 26, 2011. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on April 26, 2012, ordered 
reported favorably, by voice vote. Report filed on June 15, 
2012 (H. Rept. 112-536).
    H.R. 2309, Postal Reform Act of 2011. Introduced by Rep. 
Darrell Issa on June 23, 2011. History: Marked up by the 
Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and 
Labor Policy on September 21, 2011, and ordered reported 
favorably to the Full Committee, as amended, by a recorded vote 
of 8 ayes to 5 nays. Marked up by the Committee on October 13, 
2011, ordered reported favorably, as amended, by a recorded 
vote of 22 Ayes to 18 Nays. Committee filed report on January 
12, 2012 (H. Rept. 112-363, Part 1).
    H.R. 3029, Reducing the Size of the Federal Government 
Through Attrition Act of 2011. Introduced by Rep. Mick Mulvaney 
on September 22, 2011. History: Marked up by the Committee on 
November 3, 2011, ordered reported favorably, as amended, by a 
recorded vote of 23 Ayes to 14 Nays. Committee filed a report 
on December 19, 2011 (H. Rept. 112-334).
    H.R. 3071, Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011. 
Introduced by Rep. Edolphus Towns on September 29, 2011. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on November 17, 2011, 
ordered reported favorably, as amended, by voice vote.
    H.R. 3124, Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 
2011. Introduced by Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay on October 6, 2011. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on October 13, 2011, 
ordered reported favorably by unanimous consent.
    H.R. 3262, Government Results Transparency Act. Introduced 
by Rep. Frank Guinta on October 26, 2011. History: Marked up by 
the Committee on November 3, 2011, ordered reported favorably 
by voice vote.
    H.R. 3289, Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 
2011. Introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa on November 1, 2011. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on November 3, 2011, 
ordered reported favorably, as amended, by a recorded vote of 
35 Ayes to 0 Nays. Committee filed report on May 30, 2012 (H. 
Rept. 112-508, Part 1).
    H.R. 3433, GRANT Act. Introduced by Rep. James Lankford on 
November 16, 2011. History: Marked up by the Committee on 
November 17, 2011, ordered reported favorably, as amended, by 
voice vote. Committee filed report on May 16, 2012 (H. Rept. 
112-484).
    H.R. 3609, Taxpayers Right to Know Act. Introduced by Rep. 
James Lankford on December 8, 2011. History: Marked up by the 
Committee on April 26, 2012, ordered reported favorably, as 
amended, by voice vote.
    H.R. 3813, Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 
2012. Introduced by Rep. Dennis Ross on January 24, 2012. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on February 7, 2012, 
ordered reported favorably, as amended, by a vote of 22 Ayes to 
16 Nays. Report filed on February 9, 2012 (H. Rept. 112-394, 
Part 1).
    H.R. 4078, Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012. 
Introduced by Rep. Tim Griffin on February 17, 2012. History: 
Marked up by the Committee on April 26, 2012, ordered reported 
favorably, as amended, by a vote of 21 Ayes to 16 Nays. Also 
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which reported the 
bill on April 27, 2012 (H. Rept. 112-461, Part 1).
    H.R. 4363, Federal Employees Phased Retirement Act. 
Introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa on February 17, 2012. History: 
Marked up by the Committee on April 18, 2012, ordered reported 
favorably, as amended, by voice vote. Report filed on June 15, 
2012 (H. Rept. 112-535).
    H.R. 4365, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make 
clear that accounts in the Thrift Savings Fund are subject to 
certain Federal tax levies. Introduced by Rep. Ann Marie 
Buerkle on April 17, 2012. History: Marked up by the Committee 
on April 18, 2012, ordered reported favorably, as amended, by 
voice vote.
    H.R. 4607, Midnight Rule Relief Act of 2012. Introduced by 
Rep. Reid Ribble on April 24, 2012. History: Marked up by the 
Committee on April 26, 2012, ordered reported favorably, by 
voice vote. Report filed on June 1, 2012 (H. Rept. 112-513, 
Part 1). Also referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which 
discharged the bill on June 1, 2012.
    S. 300, Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 
2011. Introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley on February 8, 2011. 
History: Marked up by the Committee on October 13, 2011, 
ordered reported favorably by unanimous consent. Committee 
filed report on January 27, 2012 (H. Rept. 112-376, Part 1).

                         POSTAL NAMING MEASURES

Enacted

    H.R. 298, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 500 East Whitestone Boulevard in 
Cedar Park, Texas, as the ``Army Specialist Matthew Troy Morris 
Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 771, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 1081 Elbel Road in Schertz, Texas, as 
the ``Schertz Veterans Post Office''.
    H.R. 789, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 20 Main Street in Little Ferry, New 
Jersey, as the ``Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton Post Office''.
    H.R. 793, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 12781 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in 
Inverness, California, as the ``Specialist Jake Robert Velloza 
Post Office''.
    H.R. 1423, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 115 4th Avenue Southwest in Ardmore, 
Oklahoma, as the ``Specialist Micheal E. Phillips Post 
Office''.
    H.R. 1632, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 5014 Gary Avenue in Lubbock, Texas, 
as the ``Sergeant Chris Davis Post Office''.
    H.R. 1843, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 489 Army Drive in Barrigada, Guam, as 
the ``John Pangelinan Gerber Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 1975, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 281 East Colorado Boulevard in 
Pasadena, California, as the ``First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall 
Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 2062, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 45 Meetinghouse Lane in Sagamore 
Beach, Massachusetts, as the ``Matthew A. Pucino Post Office''.
    H.R. 2079, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 10 Main Street in East Rockaway, New 
York, as the ``John J. Cook Post Office''.
    H.R. 2149, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 4354 Pahoa Avenue in Honolulu, 
Hawaii, as the ``Cecil L. Heftel Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 2213, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 801 West Eastport Street in Iuka, 
Mississippi, as the ``Sergeant Jason W. Vaughn Post Office''.
    H.R. 2244, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 67 Castle Street in Geneva, New York, 
as the ``Corporal Steven Blaine Riccione Post Office''.
    H.R. 2415, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 11 Dock Street in Pittston, 
Pennsylvania, as the ``Trooper Joshua D. Miller Post Office 
Building''.
    H.R. 2422, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 45 Bay Street, Suite 2, in Staten 
Island, New York, as the ``Sergeant Angel Mendez Post Office''.
    H.R. 2660, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 122 North Holderrieth Boulevard in 
Tomball, Texas, as the ``Tomball Veterans Post Office''.
    H.R. 2767, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 8 West Silver Street in Westfield, 
Massachusetts, as the ``William T. Trant Post Office 
Building''.
    H.R. 3004, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 260 California Drive in Yountville, 
California, as the ``Private First Class Alejandro R. Ruiz Post 
Office Building''.
    H.R. 3220, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 170 Evergreen Square SW in Pine City, 
Minnesota, as the ``Master Sergeant Daniel L. Fedder Post 
Office''.
    H.R. 3246, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 15455 Manchester Road in Ballwin, 
Missouri, as the ``Specialist Peter J. Navarro Post Office 
Building''.
    H.R. 3247, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 1100 Town and Country Commons in 
Chesterfield, Missouri, as the ``Lance Corporal Matthew P. 
Pathenos Post Office Building''.
    H.R. 3248, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 112 South 5th Street in Saint 
Charles, Missouri, as the ``Lance Corporal Drew W. Weaver Post 
Office Building''.
    H.R. 3413, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 1449 West Avenue in Bronx, New York, 
as the ``Private Issaac T Cortes Post Office''.
    S. 349, a bill to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 4865 Tallmadge Road in 
Rootstown, Ohio, as the ``Marine Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray Post 
Office''.
    S. 655, a bill to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 95 Dogwood Street in Cary, 
Mississippi, as the ``Spencer Byrd Powers, Jr. Post Office''.
    S. 1412, a bill to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 462 Washington Street, Woburn, 
Massachusetts, as the ``Officer John Maguire Post Office''.

Passed by the House

    H.R. 2158, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 14901 Adelfa Drive in La Mirada, 
California, as the ``Wayne Grisham Post Office''.
    H.R. 2548, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 6310 North University Street in 
Peoria, Illinois, as the ``Charles `Chip' Lawrence Chan Post 
Office Building''.
    H.R. 3637, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 401 Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter, 
Florida, as the ``Roy Schallern Rood Post Office Building''.

Passed by the Committee

    H.R. 3276, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 2810 East Hillsborough Avenue in 
Tampa, Florida, as the ``Reverend Abe Brown Post Office 
Building''. Sponsored by Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL).
    H.R. 3378, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 220 Elm Avenue in Munising, Michigan, 
as the ``Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building''. 
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI).
    H.R. 3412, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 1421 Veterans Memorial Drive in 
Abbeville, Louisiana, as the ``Sergeant Richard Franklin 
Abshire Post Office Building''. Sponsored by Rep. Charles 
Boustany (R-LA).
    H.R. 3477, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 133 Hare Road in Crosby, Texas, as 
the ``Army First Sergeant David McNerney Post Office 
Building''. Sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX).
    H.R. 3501, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 125 Kerr Avenue in Rome City, 
Indiana, as the ``SPC Nicholas Scott Hartge Post Office''. 
Sponsored by Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN).
    H.R. 3593, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe, New 
York, as the ``National Clandestine Service of the Central 
Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial 
Post Office''. Sponsored by Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY).
    H.R. 3772, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 150 South Union Street in Canton, 
Mississippi, as the ``First Sergeant Landres Cheeks Post Office 
Building''. Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS).
    H.R. 3869, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 600 East Capitol Avenue in Little 
Rock, Arkansas, as the ``Sidney `Sid' Sanders McMath Post 
Office Building''. Sponsored by Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR).
    H.R. 3870, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 6083 Highway 36 West in Rose Bud, 
Arkansas, as the ``Nicky `Nick' Daniel Bacon Post Office''. 
Sponsored by Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR).
    H.R. 3892, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 8771 Auburn Folsom Road in Roseville, 
California, as the ``Private First Class Victor A. Dew Post 
Office''. Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA).

                 FULL COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETINGS HELD

    Jan. 25, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee Organization 
Meeting.
    Mar. 10, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee Business Meeting. 
Summary:

H.R. 899 (Lankford)--To amend title 41, United States Code, to extend 
        the sunset date for certain protests of task and deliver order 
        contracts

     H.R. 899 was ordered reported favorably by voice 
vote, a quorum being present.

H.R. 793 (Woolsey)--To designate the facility of the United States 
        Postal Service located at 12781 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in 
        Inverness, California, as the ``Specialist Jake Robert Velloza 
        Post Office''

     H.R. 793 was ordered reported favorably by 
unanimous consent, a quorum being present.

H.R. 471 (Boehner)--``Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act,'' 
        or ``SOAR Act''

    1.  Issa amendment in the nature of a substitute--agreed to 
by voice vote, a quorum being present.
    2.  Norton amendment in the nature of a substitute (to the 
Issa amendment)--defeated by a record vote of 12 ayes to 21 
noes.

        Voting aye: Platts, Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, 
        Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, Connolly, Braley, Welch, and 
        Murphy.

        Voting no: Issa, Burton, Turner, McHenry, Jordan, 
        Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, 
        Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, 
        Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

     H.R. 471 was ordered favorably reported, as 
amended, a quorum being present, by a vote of 21 ayes to 14 
nays.

        Voting aye: Issa, Burton, Turner, McHenry, Jordan, 
        Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, 
        Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, 
        Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

        Voting no: Platts, Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, 
        Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, Connolly, Quigley, Braley, 
        Welch, Murphy, and Speier.

    Apr. 13, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee Business Meeting. 
Summary:

H.R. 829 (Chaffetz)--the Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2011

    1.  Chaffetz amendment in the nature of a substitute--
agreed to by voice vote, as amended.
    2.  Connolly amendment to the Chaffetz substitute--defeated 
by voice vote.
    3.  Speier amendment to the Chaffetz substitute--agreed to 
by voice vote.
    4.  Quigley amendment to the Chaffetz substitute--ruled 
out-of-order (non-germane)
    5.  Tierney amendment to the Chaffetz substitute--ruled 
out-of-order (non-germane)
     H.R. 829 was ordered reported favorably by voice 
vote, as amended, a quorum being present.

H.R. 828 (Chaffetz)--the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 
        2011

    1.  Chaffetz amendment in the nature of a substitute--
agreed to by voice vote, as amended.
    2.  Lynch amendment to the Chaffetz substitute--agreed to 
by voice vote, as amended.
        -- Issa asked unanimous consent to change ``90'' to 
        ``60'' on page 2, line 10 of the amendment. There was 
        no objection.
    3.  Davis amendment to the Chaffetz substitute--defeated by 
voice vote.
     H.R. 828 was ordered reported favorably, as 
amended, by voice vote, a quorum being present.

H.R. 1470 (Ross-FL)--To amend title 5, U.S.C., to extend the 
        probationary period applicable to appointments in the civil 
        service, and for other purposes

    1.  Ross amendment in the nature of a substitute--agreed to 
by voice vote.
    2.  Connolly amendment to the Ross substitute--ruled out-
of-order (non-germane)
    3.  Cummings amendment to the Ross substitute--defeated by 
a vote of 13 ayes to 14 noes.

        Voting aye: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Connolly, Davis, Braley, Murphy 
        and Speier.

        Voting no: Issa, Burton, Platts, Chaffetz, Walberg, 
        Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, 
        Gowdy, Ross and Farenthold.

     H.R. 1470 was ordered favorably reported, as 
amended, a quorum being present, by a vote of 15 ayes to 14 
nays.

        Voting aye: Issa, Burton, McHenry, Chaffetz, Walberg, 
        Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, 
        Gowdy, Ross, Guinta and Farenthold.

        Voting no: Platts, Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, 
        Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Connolly, Davis, 
        Braley, Murphy, and Speier.

H.R. 1423 (Cole)--To designate the facility of the United States Postal 
        Service located at 115 4th Avenue Southwest in Ardmore, 
        Oklahoma, as the ``Specialist Micheal E. Phillips Post Office''

     H.R. 1423 was ordered favorably reported by 
unanimous consent, a quorum being present.

    June 22, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee Business Meeting. 
Summary:

H.R. 2146 (Issa), the DATA Act

    1.  Issa offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
    2.  Speier offered an amendment to the substitute 
amendment--adding language on page 28, regarding the review of 
Federal funds rewarded. The amendment was agreed to by voice 
vote.
    3.  Connolly offered an amendment to the substitute. He 
then withdrew his amendment.
    4.  Quigley offered an amendment to the substitute 
amendment regarding a tax expenditures report.
        -- Issa asked unanimous consent to amend the Quigley 
        amendment by adding language after line 10. There was 
        no objection.
        -- The Quigley amendment, as amended, was agreed to by 
        voice vote.
    5.  Welch offered an amendment to the substitute amendment 
which inserted language regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices 
Act of 1977, and also added language regarding Federal funds.
        -- Issa asked unanimous consent to add the words ``to 
        the extent practicable'' to coordinate the amendment 
        with the earlier Speier amendment language pertaining 
        to page 28, line 22 of the substitute. There was no 
        objection.
        -- The Welch amendment, as amended, was agreed to by 
        voice vote.
    6.  Cummings offered an amendment en bloc. He then withdrew 
his amendment.
     The amendment in the nature of a substitute, as 
amended, was agreed to by voice vote. H.R. 2146 was ordered 
reported favorably by voice vote, as amended, a quorum being 
present.

H.R. 1974 (Quigley), the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act

    1.  Quigley offered an amendment adding language regarding 
technical changes to reports. The amendment was agreed to by 
voice vote.
     H.R. 1974 was ordered reported favorably by voice 
vote, as amended, a quorum being present.

H.R. 2061 (Hanna), the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011

    1.  Issa offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
     H.R. 2061 was ordered reported favorably by voice 
vote, as amended, a quorum being present.

Activity Report of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

     The Activity Report was ordered reported favorably 
by voice vote, a quorum being present.

The following postal naming bills were considered en bloc:

    H.R. 789 (Rothman), a bill to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 20 Main Street in 
Little Ferry, New Jersey, as the ``Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton 
Post Office'';
    H.R. 1843 (Bordallo), a bill to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 489 Army Drive in 
Barrigada, Guam, as the ``John Pangelinan Gerber Post Office 
Building'';
    H.R. 1975 (Schiff), a bill to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 281 East Colorado 
Boulevard in Pasadena, California, as the ``First Lieutenant 
Oliver Goodall Post Office Building'';
    H.R. 2062 (Keating), a bill to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 45 Meetinghouse 
Lane in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, as the ``Matthew A. 
Pucino Post Office'';
    H.R. 2149 (Hanabusa), a bill to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 4354 Pahoa Avenue 
in Honolulu, Hawaii, as the ``Cecil L. Heftel Post Office 
Building'';
    H.R. 2213 (Nunnelee), a bill to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Eastport 
Street in Iuka, Mississippi, as the ``Sergeant Jason W. Vaughn 
Post Office''; and
    H.R. 2244 (Hanna), a bill to designate the facility at the 
United States Postal Service located at 67 Castle Street in 
Geneva, New York, as the ``Corporal Steven Blaine Riccione Post 
Office.'' The Chairman asked Unanimous Consent to favorably 
report the bills. There was no objection.

    Oct. 13, 2011, 10:30 a.m.--Full Committee Business Meeting. 
Summary:

H.R. 2309 (Issa), the ``Postal Reform Act of 2011''

    1.  Ross offered an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
(ANS).
    2.  Lankford offered an amendment (#103) to the Ross ANS to 
add a section to the bill, ``Retiree Health Care Benefit 
Payment Deferral.'' The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
    3.  Cummings offered a substitute (#35) to the Ross ANS. 
The amendment was defeated by a recorded vote of 16 Ayes to 17 
Nays.

        Voting Aye: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, 
        Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, and Murphy.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, 
        McHenry, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, 
        Meehan, DesJarlais, Gowdy, Ross, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    4.  Ross offered an amendment (#104) to the Ross ANS to 
strike part of Sec. 401 (``Adequacy, Efficiency, and Fairness 
of Postal Rates'') and insert new language. The amendment was 
agreed to by voice vote.
    5.  Lynch offered a substitute (#36) to the Ross ANS. The 
amendment was defeated by a recorded vote of 17 Ayes to 20 
Nays.

        Voting Aye: Platts, Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, 
        Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, 
        Quigley, Davis, Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, and Murphy.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Burton, Mica, Turner, McHenry, 
        Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, 
        Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Gowdy, 
        Ross, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    6.  Chaffetz offered an amendment (#177) to the Ross ANS to 
strike section 111 (``Frequency of Mail Delivery'') and insert 
new language. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote.
    7.  Clay offered an amendment (#21) to the Ross ANS to 
strike part of Sec. 501 (Sec. 702. ``Advocate for 
competition''). The amendment failed by a recorded vote of 16 
Ayes to 22 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, 
        Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, and Murphy.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, 
        McHenry, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, 
        Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, 
        Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

     8.  Buerkle offered an amendment (#132) to the Ross ANS to 
add language at the end of Sec. 104 regarding limiting retail 
facilities identified for closure. The amendment was agreed to 
by a recorded vote of 21 Ayes to 17 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, 
        McHenry, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, 
        Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Gowdy, 
        Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

        Voting Nay: Amash, Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, 
        Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, 
        Quigley, Davis, Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, and Murphy.

     9.  Norton offered an amendment (#92) to the Ross ANS to 
add Sense of Congress language regarding collective bargaining 
agreements. The amendment was agreed to by U.C.
    10.  Chaffetz offered an amendment (#131) to the Ross ANS 
adding a paragraph to Sec. 211 regarding economic savings. The 
amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
    11.  Norton offered an amendment (#96) to the Ross ANS 
striking subsection (c) of Sec. 112 (``Efficient and Flexible 
Universal Postal Service'') and replacing it with new language. 
The amendment failed by a recorded vote of 16 Ayes to 22 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, 
        Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, and Murphy.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, 
        McHenry, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, 
        Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, 
        Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    12.  Meehan offered an amendment (#8) to the Ross ANS 
regarding Sec. 202(b)(1) (``Commencement of a Control 
Period''). The amendment was agreed to by voice vote, as 
amended by the Platts amendment (#18).
    13.  Platts offered an amendment (#18) to the Meehan 
amendment (#8). The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
    14.  Connolly offered an amendment (#91) to the Ross ANS to 
strike titles I, II, and III of the bill and insert a new title 
I. The amendment was defeated by a recorded vote of 17 Ayes to 
22 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, 
        Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, Murphy, and Speier.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, 
        McHenry, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, 
        Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, 
        Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    15.  Turner offered an amendment en bloc (3 parts--
amendments #59, #60 and #101) to the Ross ANS. There was no 
objection to a unanimous consent request to add, ``as listed in 
the National Register of Historic Places'' after the word 
``district'' in amendment #59 of the en bloc. The amendment was 
agreed to by voice vote.
    16.  Davis offered an amendment (#38) to the Ross ANS to 
strike section 311 (``Postal Service Workers' Compensation 
Reform''). The amendment was withdrawn.
    17.  Davis offered an amendment (#39) to the Ross ANS to 
strike section 403 (``Rate Preferences for Nonprofit 
Advertising''). There was no objection to a unanimous consent 
request to substitute the language from amendment #105 (makes 
three changes to section 403). The amendment was agreed to by 
voice vote.
    18.  Lankford offered an amendment (#133) to the Ross ANS 
to add a section to title I of the bill, ``Applicability of 
Procedures Relating to Closures and Consolidations.'' The 
amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
    19.  Towns offered an amendment (#23) to the Ross ANS to 
add a GAO study and report on the effects of proposed closures 
and consolidations on minority communities. The amendment was 
agreed to by voice vote.
    20.  Murphy offered an amendment (#93--Norton) to strike 
subsections (g) and (i) of section 211, and to strike sections 
304 and 305 of the bill. The amendment was defeated by a 
recorded vote of 17 Ayes to 22 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, 
        Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, Murphy, and Speier.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, 
        McHenry, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, 
        Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, 
        Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    21.  Murphy offered an amendment (#52) to the Ross ANS to 
strike section 112(c) of the bill and insert other language 
(``Reaffirmation of Public Appeal''). The amendment was 
withdrawn.
    22.  Braley offered an amendment (#30) to the Ross ANS to 
strike subtitle A (``Commission on Postal Reorganization'') of 
title I of the bill, and to strike section 112 (``Efficient and 
Flexible Universal Postal Service'') of the bill. The amendment 
was defeated by a recorded vote of 17 Ayes to 22 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, 
        Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, Murphy, and Speier.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, 
        McHenry, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, 
        Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, 
        Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    23.  Braley offered an amendment (#32) to the Ross ANS to 
add a subsection at the end of section 104, ``Annual Plan.'' 
The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
    24.  Yarmuth offered an amendment (#11) to the Ross ANS to 
strike section 409 (``Appropriations Modernization'') of the 
bill. The amendment was defeated by a recorded vote of 17 Ayes 
to 23 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, 
        Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, Murphy, and Speier.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, 
        McHenry, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, 
        Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, 
        Walsh, Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    The Ross amendment in the nature of a substitute, as 
amended, was agreed to by voice vote. The bill, H.R. 2309, as 
amended, was favorably reported to the House, a quorum being 
present, by a recorded vote of 22 Ayes to 18 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Issa, Burton, Mica, Turner, McHenry, 
        Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, 
        Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, 
        Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

        Voting Nay: Platts, Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, 
        Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, 
        Quigley, Davis, Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, Murphy, and 
        Speier.

H.R. 3124 (Clay), the ``Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 
        2011''

S. 300, the ``Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2011''

    There was no objection to the unanimous consent request to 
favorably report H.R. 3124 and S. 300 to the House.

    Nov. 3, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee Business Meeting. 
Summary:

H.R. 3029 (Mulvaney), the ``Reducing the Size of the Federal Government 
        Through Attrition Act of 2011''

    1.  Meehan offered an amendment (#010) exempting law 
enforcement officers from being defined as Federal employees 
(for purposes of sec. 2 of the bill). The amendment was 
withdrawn.
    2.  Cummings offered an amendment (#107) inserting a 
section adding reporting requirements for various government 
agencies. Mr. Issa offered an amendment (2nd degree) to the 
Cummings amendment, which required only the Office of 
Management and Budget to submit a report. The Issa amendment 
was agreed to by voice vote. The Cummings amendment, as amended 
by the Issa 2nd degree amendment, was agreed to by voice vote.
    3.  Cooper offered an amendment (#014) which changed the 
replacement rate ratio from 1-3 to 1-2. The amendment was 
withdrawn.
    4.  Yarmuth offered an amendment (#018) which exempted 
agencies that provide services to veterans. The amendment was 
defeated by a recorded vote of 9 Ayes to 12 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Cummings, Towns, Norton, Tierney, Lynch, 
        Connolly, Davis, Yarmuth, and Speier.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Platts, Jordan, Chaffetz, Lankford, 
        Buerkle, Gosar, Meehan, DesJarlais, Guinta, Farenthold, 
        and Kelly.

    5.  Lynch offered an amendment (#039) in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The amendment was defeated by voice vote.
    6.  Lynch offered an amendment (#038) adding a new section, 
``Reduction in Procurement of Service Contracts.'' Mr. Issa 
offered an amendment (2nd degree) to the Lynch amendment, which 
added language regarding waiver authority. The Issa amendment 
was agreed to by voice vote. The Lynch amendment, as amended by 
the Issa 2nd degree amendment, was agreed to by voice vote.
    The bill, H.R. 3029, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House, a quorum being present, by a recorded 
vote of 23 Ayes to 14 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, McHenry, 
        Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, 
        Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, 
        Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, Kelly, and Cooper.

        Voting Nay: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, Braley, 
        Yarmuth, and Speier.

H.R. 3289 (Issa), the ``Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 
        2011''

    1.  Cummings asked Unanimous Consent to change the title of 
the bill to the ``Platts-Van Hollen Whistleblower Protection 
Enhancement Act of 2011.'' There was no objection.
    2.  Tierney offered an amendment (#001) to Sec. 201, 
``Protection of Intelligence Community Whistleblowers.'' The 
amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
    3.  Braley offered an amendment (#035) regarding jury 
trials. The amendment was defeated by a recorded vote of 13 
Ayes to 20 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Platts, Cummings, Maloney, Norton, Tierney, 
        Clay, Lynch, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, Braley, Yarmuth, 
        and Speier.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Burton, Mica, McHenry, Jordan, 
        Chaffetz, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, 
        Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, Ross, 
        Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    4.  Speier offered an amendment which added a Government 
Accountability Office study. The amendment was agreed to by 
voice vote.
    The bill, H.R. 3289, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House, a quorum being present, by a recorded 
vote of 35 Ayes to 0 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, McHenry, 
        Jordan, Chaffetz, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, 
        Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, 
        Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, Kelly, Cummings, Maloney, 
        Norton, Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, 
        Connolly, Quigley, Davis, Braley, Yarmuth, and Speier.

        Voting Nay: none.

H.R. 3262 (Guinta), the ``Government Results Transparency Act''

    The bill, H.R. 3262, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House, a quorum being present, by voice vote.

H.R. 3237 (Gowdy), the ``SOAR Technical Corrections Act''

    Mr. Issa offered an amendment to replace section 3, 
``Nationally Norm-Referenced Standardized Tests.'' The 
amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
    The bill, H.R. 3237, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House, a quorum being present, by voice vote.

H.R. 2297 (Norton), to promote the development of the Southwest 
        waterfront in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes

    1.  Norton offered an ANS. The amendment was agreed to by 
voice vote.
    The bill, H.R. 2297, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House, a quorum being present, by voice vote.

The following postal naming bills were reported favorably to the House, 
        by U.C.:

     H.R. 298, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 500 East Whitestone Boulevard 
in Cedar Park, Texas, as the ``Army Specialist Matthew Troy 
Morris Post Office Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. John Carter 
(R-TX).
     H.R. 2079, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 10 Main Street in East 
Rockaway, New York, as the ``John J. Cook Post Office.'' 
Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY).
     H.R. 2158, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 14901 Adelfa Drive in La 
Mirada, California, as the ``Wayne Grisham Post Office.'' 
Sponsored by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA).
     H.R. 2415, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 11 Dock Street in Pittston, 
Pennsylvania, as the ``Trooper Joshua D. Miller Post Office 
Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA).
     H.R. 2422, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 45 Bay Street, Suite 2, in 
Staten Island, New York, as the ``Sergeant Angel Mendez Post 
Office.'' Sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY).
     H.R. 2660, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 122 North Holderrieth 
Boulevard in Tomball, Texas, as the ``Tomball Veterans Post 
Office.'' Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX).
     H.R. 2767, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 8 West Silver Street in 
Westfield, Massachusetts, as the ``William T. Trant Post Office 
Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. John Olver (D-MA).
     H.R. 3004, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 260 California Drive in 
Yountville, California, as the ``Private First Class Alejandro 
R. Ruiz Post Office Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson 
(D-CA).
     H.R. 3220, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 170 Evergreen Square SW. in 
Pine City, Minnesota, as the ``Master Sergeant Daniel L. Fedder 
Post Office.'' Sponsored by Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN).
     H.R. 3246, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 15455 Manchester Road in 
Ballwin, Missouri, as the ``Specialist Peter J. Navarro Post 
Office Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO).
     H.R. 3247, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 1100 Town and Country Commons 
in Chesterfield, Missouri, as the ``Lance Corporal Matthew P. 
Pathenos Post Office Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Todd Akin 
(R-MO).
     H.R. 3248, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 112 South 5th Street in Saint 
Charles, Missouri, as the ``Lance Corporal Drew W. Weaver Post 
Office Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO).
     S. 1412, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 462 Washington Street, Woburn, 
Massachusetts, as the ``Officer John Maguire Post Office.'' 
Sponsored by Sen. Kerry.

    Nov. 17, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee Business Meeting. 
Summary:

H.R. 665 (Chaffetz), the ``Excess Federal Building and Property 
        Disposal Act of 2011''

    1.  Quigley offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS).
    2.  Connolly offered an amendment to the Quigley ANS that 
allows properties appropriate only for park land to be exempt 
from the pilot program. The Connolly amendment was agreed to by 
voice vote.
     The Quigley ANS, as amended, was agreed to by 
voice vote.
    The bill, H.R. 665, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House, a quorum being present, by voice vote.

H.R. 3071 (Towns), the ``Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011''

    1.  Issa offered an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
(ANS).
    2.  McHenry offered an amendment to the Issa ANS regarding 
prohibition of the use of any non-official electronic mail 
account, program or system.
    3.  Cummings offered an amendment (2nd degree) to the 
McHenry amendment that would create exemptions to the 
prohibition. The Cummings amendment was defeated by voice vote.
     The McHenry amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
     The Issa ANS, as amended, was agreed to by voice 
vote.
    The bill, H.R. 3071, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House, a quorum being present, by voice vote.

H.R. 3433 (Lankford), the ``Grant Reform and New Transparency Act of 
        2011''

    1.  Connolly offered an amendment to replace the 
requirement that winning grant proposals be posted online with 
a requirement that abstracts of such proposals be posted. The 
amendment was defeated by voice vote.
    2.  Cummings offered an amendment to strike a subsection 
regarding disclosure of peer reviewers.
    3.  Lankford offered an amendment (2nd degree) to the 
Cummings amendment that would allow the actual names of peer 
reviewers to remain private. The Lankford amendment was further 
amended by a Lankford U.C. request to add the language ``and 
title (or a unique identifier)'' after ``name''. There was no 
objection. The Lankford amendment to the Cummings amendment was 
agreed to by voice vote.
     The Cummings amendment, as amended by the Lankford 
amendment, was agreed to by voice vote.
    The bill, H.R. 3433, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House, a quorum being present, by voice vote.

H.R. 373 (Foxx), the ``Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency 
        Act of 2011''

    1.  Lankford offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS).
    2.  Connolly offered an amendment to the Lankford ANS 
regarding accounting for benefits in UMRA analyses. The 
Connolly amendment was defeated by voice vote.
    3.  Cummings offered an amendment to the Lankford ANS 
regarding consultation with private parties. The amendment was 
defeated by a recorded vote of 10 Ayes to 22 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Cummings, Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, Lynch, 
        Cooper, Connolly, Welch, Murphy and Speier.

        Voting Nay: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, 
        McHenry, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, 
        Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, 
        Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold and Kelly.

     The ANS was agreed to by voice vote.
    The bill, H.R. 373, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House, a quorum being present, by a recorded 
vote of 22 Ayes to 12 Nays.

        Voting Aye: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, 
        McHenry, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, Lankford, 
        Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, 
        Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold and Kelly.

        Voting Nay: Cummings, Maloney, Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, 
        Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Davis, Welch, Murphy and 
        Speier.

    Feb. 7, 2012, 1:30 p.m.--Full Committee Business Meeting: 
Summary:

H.R. 3813 (Ross), the Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 
        2012

    1.  Mr. Ross offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS).
    2.  Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to the Ross ANS 
limiting the increase in employee pension contributions to 
those earning more than $100,000 per year. The amendment was 
defeated by voice vote.
    3.  Ms. Norton offered an amendment to the Ross ANS 
expressing the sense of Congress that a portion of the savings 
from the bill should be directed to the Office of Personnel 
Management to increase its capacity to process retirement 
claims and eliminate the backlog of claims. The amendment was 
defeated by voice vote.
    4.  Mr. Lynch offered an amendment to the Ross ANS to make 
increased employee contributions inapplicable during a pay 
freeze year. The amendment was defeated by a rollcall vote of 
17 Ayes to 21 Nays.

        Ayes: Platts, Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, 
        Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Connolly, Quigley, 
        Davis, Braley, Welch, Yarmuth, Murphy, and Speier.

        Nays: Issa, Burton, Mica, Turner, McHenry, Jordan, 
        Chaffetz, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, 
        Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, Ross, 
        Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    5.  Mr. Davis offered an amendment to the Ross ANS to 
strike section 4 of the bill. The amendment was defeated by a 
roll call vote of 15 Ayes to 22 Nays.

        Ayes: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Connolly, Davis, Braley, Welch, 
        Yarmuth, Murphy, and Speier.

        Nays: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, McHenry, 
        Jordan, Chaffetz, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, 
        Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, 
        Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    6.  Mr. Kucinich offered an amendment to the Ross ANS to 
strike section 3 of the bill. The amendment was defeated by a 
roll call vote of 15 Ayes to 22 Nays.

        Ayes: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Connolly, Davis, Braley, Welch, 
        Yarmuth, Murphy, and Speier.

        Nays: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, McHenry, 
        Jordan, Chaffetz, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, 
        Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, 
        Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

    7.  Mr. Lynch offered an amendment (with Mr. Chaffetz) to 
the Ross ANS to allow federal employee contributions to the 
Thrift Savings Fund of a retiring employee's accrued annual 
leave. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
    8.  Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to the Ross ANS 
limiting the increase in employee pension contributions to 
those earning more than $30,000 per year. The amendment was 
defeated by voice vote.
     The Ross ANS, as amended, was agreed to by voice 
vote.
    The bill, H.R. 3813, as amended, was ordered favorably 
reported to the House, a quorum being present, by a recorded 
vote of 22 Ayes to 16 Nays.

        Ayes: Issa, Burton, Mica, Platts, Turner, McHenry, 
        Jordan, Chaffetz, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, 
        Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, 
        Ross, Guinta, Farenthold, and Kelly.

        Nays: Cummings, Towns, Maloney, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, Braley, 
        Welch, Yarmuth, Murphy, and Speier.

H.R. 3902 (Norton), the District of Columbia Special Election Reform 
        Act

    The bill, H.R. 3902, was ordered reported favorably to the 
House, a quorum being present, by voice vote.

The Chair asked unanimous consent to favorably report 12 postal naming 
        bills to the House. There was no objection. Postal naming 
        bills:

     H.R. 3276, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 2810 East Hillsborough Avenue 
in Tampa, Florida, as the ``Reverend Abe Brown Post Office 
Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL).
     H.R. 3378, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 220 Elm Avenue in Munising, 
Michigan, as the ``Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office 
Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI).
     H.R. 3412, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 1421 Veterans Memorial Drive 
in Abbeville, Louisiana, as the ``Sergeant Richard Franklin 
Abshire Post Office Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Charles 
Boustany (R-LA).
     H.R. 3413, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 1449 West Avenue in Bronx, New 
York, as the ``Private Isaac T. Cortes Post Office.'' Sponsored 
by Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY).
     H.R. 3477, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 133 Hare Road in Crosby, 
Texas, as the ``Army First Sergeant David McNerney Post Office 
Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX).
     H.R. 3501, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 125 Kerr Avenue in Rome City, 
Indiana, as the ``SPC Nicholas Scott Hartge Post Office.'' 
Sponsored by Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN).
     H.R. 3593, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe, 
New York, as the ``National Clandestine Service of the Central 
Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial 
Post Office.'' Sponsored by Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY).
     H.R. 3637, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 401 Old Dixie Highway in 
Jupiter, Florida, as the ``Roy Schallern Rood Post Office 
Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-FL).
     H.R. 3772, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 150 South Union Street in 
Canton, Mississippi, as the ``First Sergeant Landres Cheeks 
Post Office Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-
MS).
     H.R. 3869, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 600 East Capitol Avenue in 
Little Rock, Arkansas, as the ``Sidney `Sid' Sanders McMath 
Post Office Building.'' Sponsored by Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR).
     H.R. 3870, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 6083 Highway 36 West in Rose 
Bud, Arkansas, as the ``Nicky `Nick' Daniel Bacon Post 
Office.'' Sponsored by Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR).
     H.R. 3892, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 8771 Auburn Folsom Road in 
Roseville, California, as the ``Private First Class Victor A. 
Dew Post Office.'' Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA).
    April 18, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Full Committee Business 
Meeting. Summary:

H.R. 4364 (Issa)--the Recess Appointment Restoration Act

    The bill was withdrawn.

H.R. 4257 (Issa)--the Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 
        2012

    1.  Mr. Chaffetz offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS).
    The Chaffetz amendment was agreed to by voice vote; the 
bill, H.R. 4257, was ordered favorably reported to the House, 
as amended, by voice vote.

H.R. 538 (Cuellar)--the Federal Customer Service Enhancement Act

    1.  Mr. Issa offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS).
     The Issa amendment was agreed to by voice vote; 
the bill, H.R. 538, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House, as amended, by voice vote.

H.R. 4365 (Buerkle)--to amend title 5, United States Code, to make 
        clear that accounts in the Thrift Savings Fund are subject to 
        certain Federal tax levies

    1.  Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to add a section at 
the end of the bill to require that any revenue generated shall 
be deposited in the general fund of the U.S. Treasury to be 
used solely for deficit reduction.
     The Cummings amendment was agreed to by voice 
vote; the bill, H.R. 4365, was ordered favorably reported to 
the House, as amended, by voice vote.

H.R. 4363 (Issa)--the Federal Employee Phased Retirement Act

    1.  Mr. Lynch offered an amendment to add a section to the 
end of the bill allowing phased retirees to deposit lump sum 
payments for annual leave into their Thrift Savings Plan 
accounts.
    Mr. Issa asked unanimous consent to modify the Lynch 
amendment to require phased retirees to work for at least one 
year in order to deposit lump sum payments for annual leave 
into their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. There was no 
objections.
     The Lynch amendment, as amended by the Issa 
amendment, was agreed to by voice vote.
    2.  Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to add a subsection 
to section 2 of the bill (``Cost Savings to be Used Solely for 
Retirement Purposes'').
     The Cummings amendment was defeated by voice vote.
    3.  Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to add a section to 
the end of the bill (``Sec. 3. Treatment of Certain Surplus 
Postal Retirement Contributions.'')
     Mr. Cummings withdrew his amendment.
    The bill, H.R. 4363, was ordered favorably reported to the 
House, as amended, by voice vote.

    April 26, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Full Committee Business Meeting

The following legislation was considered:

    To amend title 5, United States Code, to comply with the 
reconciliation directive included in section 201 of the 
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2013, H. 
Con. Res. 112 (Committee Print--Reconciliation 
Recommendations).
    1.  Mr. Cummings offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS). The amendment was withdrawn.
    2.  Mr. Chaffetz offered an amendment which added a 
section: Sec. 503. Contributions to Thrift Savings Fund of 
Payments for Accrued or Accumulated Leave. The amendment was 
agreed to by voice vote.
    3.  Mr. Lynch offered an amendment which added a section: 
Sec. 503. Pharmacy Benefit Management Services and 
Pharmaceutical Pricing Agreements Under FEHBP. The amendment 
was withdrawn.
    The Committee Print of the Reconciliation Recommendations, 
as amended, was agreed to by a recorded vote of 19 Yeas to 15 
Nays.

        Yeas: Issa, Burton, Turner, Chaffetz, Mack, Walberg, 
        Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, Meehan, 
        DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold and 
        Kelly.

        Nays: Cummings, Towns, Norton, Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, 
        Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, Welch, 
        Yarmuth, Murphy and Speier.

H.R. 2008 (Issa)--the Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act 
        of 2011

     The bill was ordered reported favorably to the 
House by voice vote.

H.R. 4078 (Griffin-AR)--the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012

    1.  Mr. Issa offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS).
    2.  Mr. Yarmuth offered an amendment to the Issa ANS 
regarding exception for the health or safety of members of the 
Armed Forces or veterans.
    3.  Mr. Issa offered an amendment (second degree) to the 
Yarmuth amendment. The Issa amendment limits the exception to 
regulations issued by the Department of Defense and the 
Department of Veterans' Affairs. The Issa amendment was agreed 
to by voice vote. The Yarmuth amendment, as amended by the Issa 
second degree amendment, was agreed to by voice vote.
    4.  Mr. Davis offered an amendment to the Issa ANS 
regarding exception for the health and safety of senior 
citizens. The amendment was withdrawn.
    5.  Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to the Issa ANS 
regarding exception for the health or safety of children. The 
amendment was defeated by a recorded vote of 16 Yeas to 20 
Nays.

        Yeas: Cummings, Towns, Norton, Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, 
        Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, Braley, Welch, 
        Yarmuth, Murphy and Speier.

        Nays: Issa, Burton, Turner, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, 
        Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, 
        Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, 
        Farenthold and Kelly.

    6.  Ms. Maloney offered an amendment to the Issa ANS 
regarding exception for equal protection for women and 
minorities.
    7.  Mr. Issa offered an amendment (second degree) to the 
Maloney amendment striking the proposed language in subsection 
(d) and replacing it with broader language regarding exception 
for equal protection and civil rights. The Issa amendment was 
agreed to by voice vote.
     The Maloney amendment, as amended by the Issa 
second degree amendment, was agreed to by voice vote.
    8.  Mr. Kucinich offered an amendment to the ANS regarding 
exception for limiting oil speculation. The amendment was 
defeated by a recorded vote of 16 Yeas to 20 Nays.

        Yeas: Cummings, Towns, Norton, Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, 
        Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, Braley, Welch, 
        Yarmuth, Murphy and Speier.

        Nays: Issa, Burton, Turner, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, 
        Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, 
        Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, 
        Farenthold and Kelly.

     The Issa ANS was agreed to by a voice vote, as 
amended.
    The bill, H.R. 4078, was ordered reported favorably to the 
House, as amended, by a recorded vote of 21 Yeas to 16 Nays.

        Yeas: Issa, Burton, Mica, Turner, Jordan, Chaffetz, 
        Mack, Walberg, Lankford, Amash, Buerkle, Gosar, 
        Labrador, Meehan, DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, Ross, 
        Guinta, Farenthold and Kelly.

        Nays: Cummings, Towns, Norton, Kucinich, Tierney, Clay, 
        Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, Braley, Welch, 
        Yarmuth, Murphy and Speier.

H.R. 4607 (Ribble)--the Midnight Rule Relief Act of 2012

    The bill, H.R. 4607, was ordered reported favorably to the 
House, by voice vote.

H.R. 3609 (Lankford)--the Taxpayers Right to Know Act

    Mr. Lankford offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute (ANS).
    1.  Mr. Quigley offered an amendment to the Lankford ANS to 
insert a new subsection, ``Taxpayer Receipt.'' The amendment 
was defeated by a recorded vote of 17 Yeas to 19 Nays, with one 
voting ``Present.''

        Yeas: Amash, Meehan, Cummings, Towns, Norton, Kucinich, 
        Tierney, Clay, Lynch, Cooper, Connolly, Quigley, Davis, 
        Braley, Welch, Yarmuth and Murphy.

        Nays: Issa, Burton, Mica, Turner, Jordan, Chaffetz, 
        Mack, Walberg, Lankford, Buerkle, Gosar, Labrador, 
        DesJarlais, Walsh, Gowdy, Ross, Guinta, Farenthold and 
        Kelly.

        Present: Speier.

    2.  Ms. Speier offered an amendment to the Lankford ANS 
regarding sole-source contracts. The amendment was withdrawn.
    3.  Mr. Cummings offered an amendment to the Lankford ANS 
that would exempt legislative branch offices from the 
definition of agency given in the legislation. The amendment 
was withdrawn.
     The Lankford ANS was agreed to by voice vote. The 
bill, H.R. 3609, was ordered reported favorably to the House, 
as amended, by voice vote.

S. 1302--To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a 
        parcel of real property in Tracy, California, to the City of 
        Tracy

    The Chairman asked unanimous consent that the bill, S. 
1302, be ordered reported favorably to the House. There was no 
objection.

                  SUBCOMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETINGS HELD

Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor 
        Policy:

    Sept. 21, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy Business 
Meeting. Summary:

H.R. 2309 (Issa), the Postal Reform Act of 2011

    Mr. Lynch made a point of order on the jurisdiction 
regarding Sec. 311 of the bill. The Chair ruled against the 
point of order. Mr. Connolly made a point of order to appeal 
the ruling of the Chair. A motion was made to table the appeal 
of the ruling. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 6 ayes to 
4 nays.

        Voting Aye: Ross, Amash, Jordan, Chaffetz, Walberg and 
        Issa.

        Voting Nay: Lynch, Connolly, Davis and Cummings.

    1.  Ross offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
    2.  Connolly offered an amendment (#92) to the ANS to 
strike section 111 of the bill. The amendment was defeated by a 
roll call vote of 7 nays to 4 ayes.

        Voting Nay: Ross, Amash, Jordan, Mack, Walberg, Gowdy 
        and Issa.

        Voting Aye: Lynch, Connolly, Davis and Cummings.

    3.  Lynch offered an amendment (#28) to the ANS to strike 
titles I, II, and III and insert the text of his postal bill, 
H.R. 1351. The amendment was defeated by a roll call vote of 8 
nays to 4 ayes.

        Voting Nay: Ross, Amash, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, 
        Walberg, Gowdy and Issa.

        Voting Aye: Lynch, Connolly, Davis and Cummings.

    4.  Chaffetz offered an amendment (#174) to the ANS to cut 
the number of days the post office delivers mail. The amendment 
was withdrawn.
    5.  Davis offered an amendment (#31) to the ANS to strike 
section 311 of the bill. The amendment was defeated by a roll 
call vote of 8 nays to 4 ayes.

        Voting Nay: Ross, Amash, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, 
        Walberg, Gowdy and Issa.

        Voting Aye: Lynch, Connolly, Davis and Cummings.

    6.  Davis offered an amendment (#32) to the ANS to strike 
section 403 of the bill. The amendment was defeated by a roll 
call vote of 8 nays to 4 ayes.

        Voting Nay: Ross, Amash, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, 
        Walberg, Gowdy and Issa.

        Voting Aye: Lynch, Connolly, Davis and Cummings.

    7.  Lynch offered an amendment (#29) to the ANS to add a 
Title--OVERPAYMENT OFFERS OBLIGATION. The amendment was 
defeated by a roll call vote of 8 nays to 5 ayes.

        Voting Nay: Ross, Amash, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, 
        Walberg, Gowdy and Issa.

        Voting Aye: Lynch, Norton, Connolly, Davis and 
        Cummings.

    8.  Connolly offered an amendment (#96) to the ANS to add a 
section regarding alternate Postal Service programs. The 
amendment was defeated by a roll call vote of 8 nays to 5 ayes.

        Voting Nay: Ross, Amash, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, 
        Walberg, Gowdy and Issa.

        Voting Aye: Lynch, Norton, Connolly, Davis and 
        Cummings.

    9.  Lynch offered an amendment (#26) to the ANS to strike 
section 113 of the bill. The amendment was defeated by a roll 
call vote of 8 nays to 5 ayes.

        Voting Nay: Ross, Amash, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, 
        Walberg, Gowdy and Issa.

        Voting Aye: Lynch, Norton, Connolly, Davis and 
        Cummings.

    The amendment in the nature of a substitute was agreed to 
by voice vote. H.R. 2309, as amended, was ordered reported 
favorably to the full committee by a recorded vote of 8 ayes to 
5 nays.

        Voting Aye: Ross, Amash, Jordan, Chaffetz, Mack, 
        Walberg, Gowdy and Issa.

        Voting Nay: Lynch, Norton, Connolly, Davis and 
        Cummings.

Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental 
        Relations and Procurement Reform

    Sept. 21, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform Business Meeting. Summary:

H.R. 373 (Foxx), the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act 
        of 2011

    1.  Lankford offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
    2.  Connolly offered an amendment to the substitute. He 
then withdrew his amendment.
     The amendment in the nature of a substitute was 
agreed to by voice vote. H.R. 373, as amended, was ordered 
reported favorably by a recorded vote of 5 ayes to 4 noes.

        Voting Aye: Lankford, Kelly, Chaffetz, Labrador, and 
        Meehan.

        Voting No: Connolly, Murphy, Lynch and Cummings.

                        II. Oversight Activities


                      FULL COMMITTEE HEARINGS HELD

    Jan. 26, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee Hearing on 
``Bailouts and the Foreclosure Crisis: Report of the Special 
Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 
(``SIGTARP'').'' Witnesses: The Honorable Neil Barofsky, 
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief 
Program; The Honorable Tim Massad, Acting Assistant Secretary 
for Financial Stability and Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of 
the Treasury.
    Feb. 10, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee Business Meeting 
regarding the Oversight Plan, and Full Committee Hearing, 
``Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation.'' Witnesses: Mr. Jay 
Timmons, CEO, National Association of Manufacturers; Mr. Tom 
Nassif, President and CEO, Western Growers Association; Mr. 
Harry Alford, CEO, Black Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Michael J. 
Fredrich, President, MCM Composites, LLC; Mr. Jack Buschur, 
Buschur Electric; Mr. James Gattuso, Senior Research Fellow in 
Regulatory Policy, The Heritage Foundation; Mr. Sidney Shapiro, 
Center for Progressive Reform; Ms. Karen Kerrigan, President 
and CEO, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council; and Mr. 
Jerry Ellig, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center.
    Feb. 17, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee Hearing ``Waste 
and Abuse: The Refuse of the Federal Spending Binge.'' 
Witnesses: Hon. Claire McCaskill, U.S. Senate; Mr. Andrew 
Moylan, Vice President of Government Affairs, National 
Taxpayers Union; Mr. Thomas A. Schatz, President, Citizens 
Against Government Waste; Ms. Debra Cammer, Vice President and 
Partner, IBM; Hon. Gene L. Kodaro, Comptroller General of the 
United States, U.S. Government Accounting Office; Veronique de 
Rugy, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center; Mr. 
Vincent Frakes, Federal Policy Manager, Center for Health 
Transformation; Mr. Gary Kalman, Director, Federal Legislative 
Office, U.S. PIRG.
    Feb. 28, 2011, 10:30 a.m.--Joint Hearing with Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure on ``America's Presidential 
Libraries: Their Mission and Their Future.'' Witnesses: Hon. 
David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, National 
Archives and Records Administration; Mr. Thomas Putman, 
Director, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; Mr. 
R. Duke Blackwood, Director, Ronald Reagan Presidential 
Library; Thomas Schwartz, Ph.D., Illinois State Historian, 
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; Ms. Anna 
Eleanor Roosevelt, Chair, Board of Directors, The Roosevelt 
Institute; and Martha Kumar, Ph.D., Professor, Towson 
University.
    Mar. 3, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing, ``The 
Refuse of the Federal Spending Binge II: How U.S. Taxpayers are 
Paying Double for Failing Government Programs.'' Witnesses: 
Hon. Thomas M. Davis, III, Director of Federal Government 
Affairs, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, 
Comptroller General of the United States, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; and Ms. Ryan Alexander, President, 
Taxpayers for Common Sense.
    Mar. 8, 2011, 9:00 a.m.--Full Committee field hearing, 
``The Foreclosure Crisis'' at the University of Maryland School 
of Law located at 500 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. 
Witnesses: Hon. Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland; Hon. 
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore; Mr. Mark Kaufman, 
Commissioner of Financial Regulation, MD Department of Labor, 
Licensing and Regulation; Mr. Kevin Jerron Matthews, Homeowner; 
Ms. Jane A. Wilson, Chair, Board of Directors, St. Ambrose 
Housing Aid Center, Inc.
    Mar. 17, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``The Freedom of Information Act: Crowd-Sourcing Government 
Oversight.'' Witnesses: Ms. Miriam Nisbet, Director, Office of 
Government Information, National Archives and Records 
Administration; Mr. Daniel Metcalfe, Executive Director, 
Collaboration on Government Secrecy; Mr. Rick Blum, 
Coordinator, Sunshine in Government; Mr. Tom Fitton, President, 
Judicial Watch; Ms. Angela Canterbury, Director of Public 
Policy, Project on Open Government.
    Mar. 31, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Why Isn't the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the 
President's Standard on FOIA?'' Witnesses: Ms. Mary Ellen 
Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer, The Privacy Office, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Charles K. Edwards, Acting 
Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Ivan Fong, General 
Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security; Mr. John Verdi, Senior Counsel, Director of 
Open Government Project, Electronic Privacy Information Center.
    Apr. 5, 2011, 9:45 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Are Postal Workforce Costs Sustainable?'' Witnesses: Hon. 
Louis J. Giuliano, Chairman, U.S. Postal Service Board of 
Governors; Hon. James C. Miller, III, Governor, U.S. Postal 
Service Board of Governors; Hon. Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster 
General and CEO, United States Postal Service; and Mr. Cliff 
Guffey, President, American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO.
    Apr. 14, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``State and Municipal Debt: Tough Choices Ahead.'' Witnesses: 
Hon. Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin; Hon. Peter Shumlin, 
Governor of Vermont; Andrew Biggs, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, 
American Enterprise Institute; Mr. Mark Mix, President, 
National Right to Work Committee; Robert Novy-Marx, Ph.D., 
Professor of Finance, University of Rochester Simon Graduate 
School of Business; and Desmond Lachman, Ph.D., Resident 
Scholar, American Enterprise Institute.
    Apr. 18, 2011, 9:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Policies Affecting High Tech Growth and Federal Adoption of 
Industry Best Practices'' located at the Council Chambers of 
the San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, 
CA. Witnesses: Mr. Milo Medin, Vice President for Access 
Services, Google; Mr. Stuart McKee, National Technology 
Officer, U.S. Public Sector, Microsoft; and Mr. Patrick 
Quinlan, President, Rivet Software.
    Apr. 19, 2011, 8:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation: Assessing the 
Cumulative Impact of EPA Regulation on America's Farmers'' 
located at Salinas City Council Chambers, 200 Lincoln Avenue, 
Salinas, California. Witnesses: Mr. Tom Nassif, President and 
CEO, Western Growers Association; Mr. Jim Bogart, President, 
Growers/Shippers Association of Central California; Mr. Richard 
R. Smith, Owner, Paraiso Vineyards; Mr. Norm Groot, Executive 
Director, Monterey County Farm Bureau; Mr. Mike Jarrard, Mann 
Packing Co., Inc.; Mr. Mark Murai.
    Apr. 21, 2011, 9:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Federal Policies Affecting Innovation and Job Growth in the 
Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries'' located at Atkinson 
Hall, the University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman 
Drive, La Jolla, CA. Witnesses: David Gollaher, M.D., President 
and CEO, California Healthcare Institute; Mr. Duane J. Roth, 
CEO, Connect; Mr. Joseph D. Panetta, President and CEO, BIOCOM; 
Mr. Alexis Lukianov, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive 
Officer, NuVasive, Inc.; Ms. Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor, 
University of California, San Diego.
    May 3, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Presidential Records in the New Millennium: Updating the 
Presidential Records Act and Other Federal Recordkeeping 
Statutes to Improve Electronic Records Preservation.'' 
Witnesses: Hon. David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United 
States, National Archives and Records Administration; Mr. Brook 
Colangelo, Chief Information Officer, Office of Administration, 
Executive Office of the President.
    May 6, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Full Committee field hearing 
entitled, ``Pathways To Energy Independence: Hydraulic 
Fracturing And Other New Technologies,'' held at the Kern 
County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, 
Bakersfield, California. Witnesses: Assemblywoman Shannon 
Grove, 32nd District of California; Mr. Rock Zierman, CEO, 
California Independent Petroleum Association; William F. 
Whitsitt, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Devon Energy; Mr. 
Steve Layton, President, E&B Natural Resources Management 
Corporation; and Mr. Tupper Hull, Vice President, Western 
States Petroleum Association.
    May 10, 2011, 12:30 p.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``The Future of Capital Formation.'' Witnesses: Hon. Mary 
Schapiro, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; 
Ms. Meredith Cross, Director of the Division of Corporation 
Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Mr. Barry E 
Silbert, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Second Market, 
Inc.; Mr. Eric Koester, Chief Operation Officer and Founder, 
Zaarly, Inc.; Richard W. Rahn, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Cato 
Institute; Mr. Jon Macey, Sam Harris Professor of Corporate 
Law, Securities Law and Corporate Finance, Yale Law School; 
Hon. Roel Campos, Partner, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP.
    May 12, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Politicizing Procurement: Will President Obama's Proposal 
Curb Free Speech & Hurt Small Business?'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Daniel Gordon, Administrator for Office of Federal 
Procurement Policy, OMB; Mr. Alan Chvotkin, Senior Vice 
President, Professional Services Counsel; Mr. Mark Renaud, 
Partner, Wiley Rein, LLP; Ms. M.L. Mackey, CEO, Beacon 
Interactive Systems; Ms. Lawrie Hollingsworth, President, Asset 
Recovery Technologies, Inc.; Mrs. Marion Blakey, President and 
CEO, Aerospace Industries Association; Mr. Brad Smith, 
Professor, Capital University Law School.
    May 24, 2011, 9:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Pain at the Pump: Policies that Suppress Domestic Production 
of Oil and Gas.'' Witnesses: Hon. Lisa P. Jackson, 
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; and Hon. David 
J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior.
    June 2, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Making the Gulf Coast Whole Again: Assessing the Recovery 
Efforts of BP and the Obama Administration After the Oil 
Spill.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Haley Barbour, Governor, 
State of Mississippi; Mr. Craig Taffaro, President, St. 
Bernard's Parish, LA; Mr. Bill Williams, Commissioner, Gulf 
County, FL; Mr. Cory Kief, President, Offshore Towing, Inc.; 
Mr. Frank Rusco, Director, Energy and Science Issues, 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. Michael Bromwich, 
Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and 
Enforcement, U.S. Department of Interior.
    June 13, 2011, 1:00 p.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Obstruction of Justice: Does the Justice Department Have to 
Respond to a Lawfully Issued and Valid Congressional 
Subpoena?'' Witnesses: Mr. Morton Rosenberg, Former Specialist 
in American Public Law, American Law Division, Congressional 
Research Service, Library of Congress; Mr. Todd Tatelman, 
Legislative Attorney, Congressional Research Service's American 
Law Division; Mr. Louis Fisher, Scholar in Residence, The 
Constitution Project; Professor Charles Tiefer, Commissioner, 
Commission on Wartime Contracting.
    June 14, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Achieving Transparency and Accountability in Federal 
Spending.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Earl Devaney, Chairman, 
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board; Ms. Ellen 
Miller, Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation; Mr. Patrick 
Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer, Rivet Software; Ms. Kim 
Wallin, Controller, State of Nevada; Mr. Craig Jennings, 
Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, OMB Watch.
    June 15, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic 
Outcomes.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Charles E. Grassley, 
Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary; Ms. 
Josephine Terry, Mother of Late Border Agent Brian Terry; Ms. 
Michelle Terry Balogh, Sister of Late Border Agent Brian Terry; 
Mr. Robert Heyer, Cousin of Late Border Agent Brian Terry; 
Special Agent John Dodson, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms, and Explosives, Phoenix Field Division; Special Agent 
Olindo ``Lee'' Casa, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and 
Explosives, Phoenix Field Division; Special Agent Peter 
Forcelli, Group Supervisor, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms, and Explosives, Phoenix Field Division; The Honorable 
Ronald Weich, Assistant Attorney General. U.S. Department of 
Justice
    June 17, 2011, 12:30 p.m.--Full Committee Field hearing 
entitled, ``Unionization Through Regulation: The NLRB's Holding 
Pattern on Free Enterprise'' located at the Charleston County 
Council Chambers, The Lonnie Hamilton Building, 4045 Bridge 
View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina. Witnesses: Mr. 
Philip Miscimarra, Labor Attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; 
Mr. Neil Whitman, President, Dunhill Staffing Systems; 
Professor Julius G. Getman, Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair, 
University of Texas at Austin School of Law; Ms. Cynthia 
Ramaker, Employee, The Boeing Company (Testifying on Her Own 
Behalf); Mr. Lafe Solomon, Acting General Counsel, National 
Labor Relations Board; The Honorable Nikki Haley, Governor of 
the State of South Carolina; The Honorable Alan Wilson, 
Attorney General of the State of South Carolina.
    June 21, 2011, 1:00 p.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``The Hatch Act: The Challenges of Separating Politics from 
Policy.'' Witnesses: Mr. Richard W. Painter, Professor of 
Corporate Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Former 
Associate White House Counsel to President George W. Bush 2005-
2007; Mr. Scott A. Coffina, Partner, Montgomery, McCracken, 
Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Former Associate White House Counsel to 
President George W. Bush 2007-2009; Ms. Ana Galindo-Marrone, 
Hatch Act Unit Chief, U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
    July 7, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Cybersecurity: Assessing the Nation's Ability to Address the 
Growing Cyber Threat.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Greg Shaffer, 
Acting Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. James A. 
Baker, Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of 
Justice; Mr. Robert J. Butler, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Cyber Policy, U.S. Department of Defense; Mr. Ari Schwartz, 
Senior Internet Policy Advisor, National Institute of Standards 
and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce.
    July 14, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Consumer Financial Protection Efforts: Answers Needed.'' 
Witness: The Honorable Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the 
President and Special Adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury, 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    July 26, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Darren Gil, Former ATF Attache to Mexico; Mr. 
Lorren Leadmon, ATF Intelligence Operations Specialist; Special 
Agent Jose Wall, ATF Senior Special Agent, Tijuana, Mexico; 
Special Agent William Newell, Former ATF Special Agent in 
Charge, Phoenix Field Division; Special Agent Carlos Canino, 
ATF Acting Attache to Mexico; Special Agent William McMahon, 
ATF Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations (West, 
including Phoenix and Mexico).
    July 27, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Disposal of Federal Real Property: Legislative Proposals.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Jason Chaffetz, Member of Congress; 
The Honorable Mike Quigley, Member of Congress; The Honorable 
Jeff Denham, Member of Congress; The Honorable Daniel Werfel, 
Controller, Office of Management and Budget; Mr. David Foley, 
Deputy Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General 
Services Administration; Ms. Theresa Gullo, Deputy Assistant 
Director, Budget Analysis Division, Congressional Budget 
Office; Mr. Joseph Moravec, Former Commissioner, Public 
Buildings Administration, U.S. General Services Administration; 
Ms. Maria Foscarinis, Executive Director, National Center on 
Homelessness & Poverty.
    Sept. 14, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``How A Broken Process Leads to Flawed Regulations.'' 
Witnesses: John Graham, Ph.D., Dean, Indiana University School 
of Public and Environmental Affairs, former OIRA Administrator; 
Mrs. Robbie LeValley, Co-owner, Homestead Meats, Member of the 
Board of Directors, National Cattlemen's Beef Association; Mr. 
David Arkush, Director, Public Citizen's Congress Watch; Mr. 
David Barker, Owner, Vida Preciosa International, Inc.; Mr. 
Mathew Palmer, Flight Attendant, Delta Air Lines (testifying on 
his own behalf); The Honorable Cass Sunstein, Administrator, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget.
    Sept. 22, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``How Obama's Green Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs.'' Witnesses: 
The Honorable Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor, United States 
Department of Energy; Mr. Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary, 
United States Department of Energy; The Honorable Keith Hall, 
Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States 
Department of Labor.
    Oct. 4, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Where is the Peace Dividend? Examining the Final Report to 
Congress of the Commission on Wartime Contracting.'' Witnesses: 
Commissioner Clark Kent Ervin, Commission on Wartime 
Contracting; Commissioner Katherine Schinasi, Commission on 
Wartime Contracting; Commissioner Michael J. Thibault, Co-
Chair, Commission on Wartime Contracting; Commissioner Robert 
J. Henke, Commission on Wartime Contracting; Commissioner 
Christopher Shays, Co-Chair, Commission on Wartime Contracting; 
Commissioner Charles Tiefer, Commission on Wartime Contracting; 
Commissioner Dov S. Zakheim, Commission on Wartime Contracting; 
Commissioner Grant S. Green (Invited), Commission on Wartime 
Contracting.
    Nov. 1, 2011, 1:00 p.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Lights Out II: Should EPA Take A Step Back to Fully Consider 
Utility MACT's Impact on Job Creation?'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Kenneth Cuccinelli, II, Attorney General, 
Commonwealth of Virginia; The Honorable Robert Perciasepe, 
Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; 
Josh Bivens, Ph.D., Economist, Economic Policy Institute.
    Nov. 14, 2011, 9:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Delhi Pension Fallout: Federal Government Picked Winners and 
Losers, So Who Won and Who Lost?'' Witnesses: Mr. Steve Gebbia; 
Mr. Chuck Cunningham; Mr. Den Black; Mr. Bruce Gump; Ms. Mary 
Miller; Mr. Tom Rose; Ms. Barbara Bovbjerg, Managing Director, 
Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues, Government 
Accountability Office; Mr. Vincent K. Snowbarger, Deputy 
Director for Operations, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
    Nov. 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Pay for Performance: Should Fannie and Freddie Executives Be 
Receiving Millions in Bailouts?'' Witnesses: Mr. Michael J. 
Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fannie Mae; 
Mr. Charles E. ``Ed'' Haldeman, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, 
Freddie Mac; Mr. Edward J. DeMarco, Acting Director, Federal 
Housing Finance Agency.
    Dec. 1, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``HHS and the Catholic Church: Examining the Politicization of 
Grants.'' Witnesses: Mr. George Sheldon, Acting Assistant 
Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services; Mr. Eskinder Negash, 
Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for 
Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services.
    Dec. 14, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``The Leadership of the Nuclear Regulatory Committee.'' 
Witnesses (all from Nuclear Regulatory Commission): The 
Honorable Gregory Jaczko, Chairman; The Honorable George E. 
Apostolakis, Commissioner; The Honorable William C. Ostendorff, 
Commissioner; The Honorable Kristine L. Svinicki, Commissioner; 
The Honorable William D. Magwood, IV, Commissioner; Mr. William 
Borchardt, Executive Director for Operations; and Mr. Steven 
Burns, General Counsel.
    Dec. 14, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``HHS and the Catholic Church: Examining the Politicization of 
Grants (minority day of hearing).'' Witnesses: Ms. Florrie 
Burke, Consultant, Anti-Human Trafficking/Human Rights/
Collaborations and Chair Emeritus, Freedom Network USA; and Ms. 
Andrea Powell, Executive Director and Co-Founder, FAIR Girls.
    Feb. 1, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Uncharted Territory: What are the Consequences of President 
Obama's Unprecedented ``Recess'' Appointments.'' Witnesses: The 
Honorable Mike Lee, United States Senator (R-UT); The Honorable 
C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates; Mr. 
Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown; Mr. Michael J. 
Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional 
Law University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Law; Mr. David 
B. Rivkin, Partner, Baker Hostetler, LLP; Mr. Mark A. Carter, 
Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP.
    Feb. 2, 2012, 9:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Fast and Furious: Management Failures at the Department of 
Justice.'' Witness: The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney 
General of the United States.
    Feb. 8, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``The Right to Choose: Protecting Workers from Forced Political 
Contributions.'' Witnesses: Ms. Claire Waites, 8th Grade 
Science Teacher, Bay Minette, Alabama; Ms. Sally Coomer, Home 
Healthcare Agency Owner, Home Healthcare Provider, Carnation, 
Washington; Mr. Terry Bowman, Line Worker, Ford Motor Company; 
and Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Ph.D., Willard and Margaret Carr 
Professor of Labor and Employment Law, Maurer School of Law, 
Indiana University of Bloomington.
    Feb. 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Exploring all the Energy Options and Solutions: South Texas 
as a Leader in Creating Jobs and Strengthening the Economy'' 
held at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, TX. Witnesses: 
Ms. Elizabeth Ames Jones, Chairman, Railroad Commission of 
Texas; Mr. Charif Souki, Chief Executive Officer, Cheniere 
Energy, Inc.; Mr. Jeff Weis, Executive Vice President, Orion 
Drilling Company LLC; Mr. Scott Stanford, Operations Manager, 
Royal Offshore, Royal Production Company, Inc.; Mr. Mark 
Leyland, Senior Vice President, Offshore Wind Projects, 
Baryonyx Corporation; Mr. Roland C. Mower, President and Chief 
Executive Officer, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development 
Corporation; and Mr. Robert E. Parker, President, Repcon, Inc.
    Feb. 15, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Why Reshuffling Government Agencies Won't Solve the Federal 
Government's Obesity Problem.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Mark 
R. Warner, United States Senator from Virginia; The Honorable 
Ron Johnson, United States Senator from Wisconsin; Paul C. 
Light, Ph.D., Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service, 
Robert Wagner School of Public Service; The Honorable Dan 
Blair, President and CEO, National Academy of Public 
Administration; Mr. Robert Shea, Principal, Grant Thornton, 
LLP; and Mr. Max Stier, President and CEO, Partnership for 
Public Service.
    Feb. 16, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Separation of Church and State: Has the Obama Administration 
Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?'' 
Witnesses: The Most Reverend William E. Lori, Roman Catholic 
Bishop of Bridgeport, CT, Chairman Ad Hoc Committee for 
Religious Liberty, United States Conference of Catholic 
Bishops; The Reverend Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President, The 
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod; C. Ben Mitchell, Ph.D, Graves 
Professor of Moral Philosophy, Union University; Rabbi Meir 
Soloveichik, Director, Straus Center for Torah and Western 
Thought, Yeshiva University and Associate Rabbi, Congregation 
Kehilath Jeshurun; Craig Mitchell, Ph.D, Associate Professor of 
Ethics, and Chair, Ethics Department, Associate Director of the 
Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement, Southwestern 
Baptist Theological Seminary; Mr. John H. Garvey, President, 
The Catholic University of America; Dr. William K. Thierfelder, 
President, Belmont Abbey College; Dr. Samuel W. ``Dub'' Oliver, 
President, East Texas Baptist University; Dr. Allison Dabbs 
Garrett, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Oklahoma 
Christian University; Laura Champion, M.D., Medical Director, 
Calvin College Health Services; and Barry W. Lynn, Esq., 
Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church 
and State.
    Feb. 28, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Government 2.0: GAO Unveils New Duplicative Program Report. 
Witnesses: The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of 
the United States, U.S. Government Accountability Office; and 
The Honorable Tom Coburn, United States Senate.
    March 8, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Food Stamp Fraud as a Business Model: USDA's Struggle to 
Police Store Owners.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Kevin 
Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer 
Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture; The Honorable Phyllis 
K. Fong, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Ms. 
Jennifer Hatcher, Senior Vice President, Government and Public 
Affairs, Food Marketing Institute; and The Honorable Kenya Mann 
Faulkner, Inspector General, Pennsylvania Office of Inspector 
General.
    March 19, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee field hearing 
entitled, ``Failure to Recover: The State of Housing Markets, 
Mortgage Servicing Practices, and Foreclosures'' to be held at 
the Brooklyn Borough Hall, located at 209 Joralemon Street, 
Brooklyn, NY. Witnesses: Mr. Morris Morgan, Deputy Comptroller 
for Large Bank Supervision, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency; Ms. Suzanne G. Killian, Senior Associate Director for 
the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Federal Reserve 
System; Mr. Alfred M. Pollard, General Counsel, Federal Housing 
Finance Agency; Ms. Sheila Sellers, National Mortgage Outreach 
Executive Bank of America; Mr. Eric J. Schuppenhauer, Senior 
Vice President, Mortgage Banking--Core Servicing and Borrower 
Assistance Executive, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA; Mr. Joe Ohayon, 
Senior Vice President, Community Relations, Wells Fargo Home 
Mortgage; Mr. Jeff Jaffee, Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, 
CitiMortgage; The Honorable Arthur M. Schack, Supreme Court 
Justice, State of New York; Ms. Meghan Faux, Deputy Director, 
South Brooklyn Legal Services; and Mr. Edward Pinto, Resident 
Fellow, American Enterprise Institute.
    March 20, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Full Committee hearing 
entitled, ``Oversight of the Department of Energy's Stimulus 
Spending.'' Witness: The Honorable Steven Chu, Secretary of 
Energy.
    March 21, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Europe's Sovereign Debt Crisis: Causes, Consequences for the 
United States and Lessons Learned.'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury; and The 
Honorable Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System.
    March 26, 2012, 1:30 p.m.--Full Committee joint hearing 
with the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
entitled, ``TSA Oversight Part III: Effective Security or 
Security Theater?'' Witnesses: Mr. Christopher L. McLaughlin, 
Assistant Administrator for Security Operations, Transportation 
Security Administration; Mr. Stephen Sadler, Assistant 
Administrator for Intelligence and Analysis, Transportation 
Security Administration; Mr. Stephen M. Lord, Director, 
Homeland Security and Justice Issues, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office; and Rear Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, 
Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and 
Stewardship, United States Coast Guard.
    April 16, 2012, 1:30 p.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Addressing GSA's Culture of Wasteful Spending.'' Witnesses: 
The Honorable Brian D. Miller, Inspector General, U.S. General 
Services Administration; The Honorable Martha N. Johnson, 
Former Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration; Mr. 
Jeff Neely, Regional Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, 
Pacific Rim Region (9), U.S. General Services Administration; 
The Honorable Michael J. Robertson, Chief of Staff, U.S. 
General Services Administration, Mr. David E. Foley, Deputy 
Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services 
Administration; and The Honorable Daniel M. Tangherlini, Acting 
Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration.
    May 9, 2012, 1:00 p.m.--Joint Hearing of the Full Committee 
on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure entitled, ``TSA Oversight 
Part IV: Is TSA Effectively Procuring, Deploying, and Storing 
Aviation Security Equipment and Technology?'' Witnesses: Mr. 
David R. Nicholson, Assistant Administrator for Finance and 
Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Transportation 
Security Administration; Mr. Charles K. Edwards, Acting 
Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security; and Mr. 
Stephen M. Lord, Director, Homeland Security and Justice 
Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office.
    May 10, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Where Are All the Watchdogs? Addressing Inspector General 
Vacancies.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Phyllis K. Fong, 
Inspector General, United States Department of Agriculture, and 
Chair, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and 
Efficiency; The Honorable Brian D. Miller, Inspector General, 
United States General Services Administration; Mr. Jake Wiens, 
Investigator, Project on Government Oversight (POGO); and The 
Honorable Daniel I. Werfel, Controller, Office of Federal 
Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget.
    May 31, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee hearing entitled, 
``Rhetoric vs. Reality: Does President Obama Really Support an 
`All-of-the-Above' Energy Strategy?'' Witnesses: Mr. Michael 
Krancer, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Protection; Ms. Kathleen Sgamma, Vice-President of Government 
and Public Affairs, Western Energy Alliance; Mr. Mark J. Perry, 
Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Mr. Daniel J. Weiss, 
Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy, Center for 
American Progress Action Fund; Mr. Charles T. Drevna, 
President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers; and Mr. 
Peter S. Glaser, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP.
    June 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m.--Full Committee Field Hearing 
entitled, ``EPA Overreach and the Impact on New Hampshire 
Communities'', Exeter, New Hampshire. Witnesses: The Honorable 
T.J. Jean, Mayor of Rochester, New Hampshire; Mr. Dean Peschel, 
Peschel Consulting LLC; Mr. John C. Hall, Hall & Associates; 
Mr. Peter Rice, Public Works Director, City of Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire; and Mr. H. Curtis ``Curt'' Spalding, Regional 
Administrator, EPA New England Headquarters, Region 1.
    June 6, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Full Committee Hearing: 
``Addressing Concerns About the Integrity of the U.S. 
Department of Labor's Jobs Reporting.'' Witnesses: Mr. Daniel 
Moss, Executive Editor, Economy, Bloomberg News; Mr. Robert 
Doherty, General Manager, United States at Reuters News; Ms. 
Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director, Reporters Committee for 
Freedom of the Press, Dr. Keith Hall, Senior Research Fellow, 
Mercatus Center, George Mason University; Ms. Diana Furchtgott-
Roth, Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute; Mr. Carl 
Fillichio, Senior Advisor for Communications and Public 
Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor; Mr. John M. Galvin, Acting 
Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; The Honorable 
Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training, 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.
    June 18, 2012, 9:00 a.m.--Full Committee Field Hearing, 
``Tennessee Job Creation: Do Federal Government Regulations 
Help or Hinder Tennessee's Economic Development?'' Held at the 
Campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, 
Tennessee. Witnesses: The Honorable Bill Haslam, Governor, 
State of Tennessee; The Honorable Lamar Alexander, United 
States Senate; The Honorable Bob Corker, United States Senate; 
Mr. William ``Bill'' F. Hagerty, IV, Commissioner, Tennessee 
Department of Economic and Community Development; Mr. Mark 
Faulkner, Owner, Vireo Systems, Inc., (on behalf of the 
National Federation of Independent Business); Mr. H. Grady 
Payne, Chief Executive Officer, Conner Industries, Inc., Mr. 
Scott Cocanougher, Chief Executive Officer, First Community 
Bank of Bedford County; and Mr. Bob Bedell, Sales Unit Manager, 
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated (on behalf of the 
Beverage Association of Tennessee).

                SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS AND HEARINGS HELD

Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor 
        Policy:

    Mar. 2, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, 
U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing, ``Pushing the 
Envelope: The Looming Crisis at USPS.'' Witnesses: Hon. Patrick 
Donahoe, Postmaster General, USPS; Ms. Ruth Goldway, Chair, 
Postal Regulatory Commission; Mr. Phil Herr, Director, Physical 
Infrastructure Issues, U.S. GAO; Jim Sampey, Executive Vice 
President and Chief Operations Officer, Valpak; Mr. Arthor 
Sackler, Coordinator, Coalition for a 21st Century Postal 
Service; and Mr. Frederic Rolando, Director of Legislative and 
Political Affairs, National Association of Letter Carriers 
(AFL-CIO).
    Mar. 9, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing, ``Are 
Federal Workers Underpaid?'' Witnesses: Hon. John Berry, 
Director, Office of Management and Budget; Mr. Andrew Biggs, 
Ph.D., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Mr. 
James Sherk, Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics, The 
Heritage Foundation; Mr. Max Stier, President, Partnership for 
Public Service; and Ms. Colleen Kelley, National President, 
National Treasury Employees Union.
    Apr. 13, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing 
entitled, ``Federal Employees' Compensation Act: A Fair 
Approach?'' Witnesses: Mr. Gary Steinberg, Acting Director, 
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of 
Labor; Mr. Douglas Fitzgerald, Director, Division of Federal 
Employees' Compensation, U.S. Department of Labor; Mr. Bill 
Siemer, Assistant IG for Investigations, USPS; Ms. Lisa 
McManus, President and CEO, Contract Claim Services, Inc., Ms. 
Milagros Rodriguez, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, 
AMGE.
    May 12, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, 
U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy hearing entitled, ``Where 
Have All the Letters Gone?--The Mailing Industry and Its 
Future.'' Witnesses: Mr. Dave Riebe, President of Logistics and 
Distribution, Quad/Graphics; Mr. Jerry Cerasale, Senior Vice 
President, Government Affairs, Direct Marketing Association; 
Mr. Rob Melton, Vice President of Specialty Paper, Domtar; and 
Mr. Todd Haycock, Director, Postal Services, 3i Infotech, North 
America.
    May 26, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on the Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing 
entitled, ``Rightsizing the Federal Workforce.'' Witnesses: 
Hon. Cynthia M. Lummis, U.S. House of Representatives; Hon. 
Thomas Marino, U.S. House of Representatives; Mr. Andrew G. 
Biggs, Resident Scholar, AEI; and Mr. William R. Dougan, 
National President, National Federation of Federal Employees.
    June 1, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on the Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing 
entitled, ``Official Time: Good Value for the Taxpayers?'' 
Witnesses: Hon. Phil Gingrey, M.D., U.S. House of 
Representatives; Mr. Timothy Curry, Deputy Associate Director, 
Partnership and Public Relations, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Mr. James Sherk, Senior Policy Analyst in Labor 
Economics, The Heritage Foundation; Mr. F. Vincent Vernuccio, 
Labor Policy Counsel, CEI; Mr. John Gage, National President, 
American Federation of Government Employees.
    June 15, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing 
entitled, ``Postal Infrastructure: How Much Can We Afford?'' 
Witnesses: Mr. David Williams, Vice President, Network 
Operations Management, United States Postal Service; Mr. Dean 
Granholm, Vice President, Delivery and Post Office Operations, 
United States Postal Service; Mr. Phillip Herr, Director, 
Physical Infrastructure Issues, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office; Mr. Michael Winn, President, Greylock Associates, LLC; 
Mr. Joe Hete, President and CEO, ATSG, Inc.; Mr. Cliff Guffey, 
President, American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO.
    July 27, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing 
entitled, ``The Thrift Savings Plan: Helping Federal Employees 
Achieve Retirement Security.'' Witnesses: Mr. Gregory Long, 
Executive Director, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board; 
Mr. Clifford Dailing, Chairman, Employee Thrift Advisory 
Council, Secretary-Treasurer, National Rural Letter Carriers' 
Association; Mr. Joseph Beaudoin, President, National Active 
and Retired Federal Employees Association.
    Nov. 15, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing 
entitled, ``Back to the Basics: Is OPM Meeting its Mission?'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable John Berry, Director, U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management; Mr. Matthew Perry, Chief Information 
Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; The Honorable 
Patrick E. McFarland, Inspector General, U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management; Mr. Jeffrey E. Cole, Deputy Assistant 
Inspector General for Audits, U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management; Mr. Pasquale ``Pat'' M. Tamburrino, Jr., Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy, 
U.S. Department of Defense; Ms. Valerie C. Melvin, Director, 
Information Management and Human Capital Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. Patrick W. Manzo, 
Executive Vice President, Global Customer Service and Chief 
Privacy Officer, Monster Worldwide, Inc.; and Mr. Mark Conway, 
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Monster 
Worldwide, Inc.
    Jan. 25, 2012, 9:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing 
entitled, ``Retirement Readiness: Strengthening the Federal 
Pension System.'' Witnesses: Mr. Charles ``Chuck'' Grimes, 
Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; 
Andrew Biggs, Ph.D., Resident Scholar, American Enterprise 
Institute; Mr. Pete Sepp, Executive Vice President, National 
Taxpayers Union; Mr. David B. Snell, Director of Retirement 
Benefits, National Active and Retired Federal Employees 
Association (NARFE); The Honorable Howard Coble (NC-06); The 
Honorable Mike Coffman (CO-06); The Honorable Robert J. Dold 
(IL-10); The Honorable Tim Griffin (AR-02); and The Honorable 
Richard B. Nugent (FL-05).
    Feb. 29, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing 
entitled, ``Honoring George Washington's Legacy: Does America 
Need a Reminder?'' Witnesses: The Honorable Frank Wolf, Member 
of Congress; Mr. Richard Brookhiser, Author of George 
Washington on Leadership; Ms. Anne D. Neal, President, American 
Council of Trustees and Alumni; Ms. Lucia Henderson, Vice 
Regent, District of Columbia Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
    March 27, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing 
entitled, ``Can a USPS-Run Health Plan Help Solve its Financial 
Crisis?'' Witnesses: Mr. Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General 
and CEO, United States Postal Service; Mr. Walton Francis, 
Author and Federal Health Care Expert.
    May 16, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, 
U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy hearing entitled, ``Hatch 
Act: Options of Reform.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Carolyn N. 
Lerner, Special Counsel, U.S. Office of Special Counsel; 
Special Counsel Lerner will be accompanied by: Ms. Ana Galindo-
Marrone, Chief, Hatch Act Unit, U.S. Office of Special Counsel; 
The Honorable Irvin B. Nathan, Attorney General, District of 
Columbia; The Honorable Jon J. Greiner, Former Utah State 
Senator; Mr. Scott A. Coffina, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath 
LLP; and Mr. Jon Adler, National President, Federal Law 
Enforcement Officers Association.

Subcommittee on Government Organization Efficiency and Financial 
        Management:

    Feb. 16, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing, 
``Making Sense of the Numbers: Improving the Federal Financial 
Reporting Model.'' Witnesses: Mr. Thomas Allen, Chairman, The 
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board; Mr. Jonathan D. 
Breul, Executive Director, IBM Center for the Business of 
Government; Mr. Michael J. Hettinger, Executive Director, Grant 
Thornton LLP.
    Mar. 9, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing, ``A 
Look at the FY10 Consolidated Financial Report of the U.S. 
Government.'' Witnesses: Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller 
General of the United States, U.S. GAO; Hon. Daniel I. Werfel, 
Controller, Office of Management and Budget; and Hon. Richard 
L. Gregg, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the 
Treasury.
    Mar. 10, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Joint hearing of the Subcommittee 
on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private 
Programs and the Subcommittee on Government Organization, 
Efficiency and Financial Management entitled, ``Financial 
management, Work Force, and Operations at the SEC: Who's 
Watching Wall Street's Watchdog?'' Witnesses: Witnesses: Hon. 
Mary Schapiro, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange 
Commission; Mr. Jeffrey Risinger, Director, Office of Human 
Resources, SEC; Mr. Jonathan Katz, Former Secretary, SEC; Mr. 
Stephen J. Crimmins, K & L Gates, LLP; Ms. Helen Chairman, 
Attorney at Law, Baker and Poliakoff, LLP.
    Mar. 11, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``Red to Black: Improving Collection of Delinquent 
Debt Owed to the Government.'' Witness: David Lebryk, 
Commissioner, Financial Management Service, Department of the 
Treasury.
    Apr. 15, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``Improper Payments: Finding Solutions.'' Witnesses: 
Hon. Daniel Werfel, Controller, OMB; and Ms. Kay L. Daly, 
Director, Financial Management and Assurance, U.S. GAO.
    May 13, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``Financial Management at the Department of Homeland 
Security.'' Witnesses: Ms. Peggy Sherry, Deputy Chief Financial 
Officer and Acting CFO, DHS.
    June 2, 2011, 12:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``IRS E-file and Identity Theft.'' Witnesses: Mr. Jim 
White, Director of Strategic Issues, Government Accountability 
Office; Ms. Sharon Hawa, Identity Theft Victim; Ms. Lori 
Petraco, Identity Theft Victim; Ms. LaVonda Thompson, Identity 
Theft Victim; The Honorable Douglas H. Shulman Commissioner, 
Internal Revenue Service.
    July 28, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``Improper Medicare Payments: $48 Billion in Waste?'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General, 
Office of the Inspector General, Health & Human Services; Ms. 
Michelle Snyder, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Centers for 
Medicare & Medicaid Services; Ms. Kay Daly, Director of 
Financial Management and Assurance, Government Accountability 
Office; Ms. Kathleen King, Director of Health Care, Government 
Accountability Office.
    Sept. 23, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``The Department of Defense: Challenges in Financial 
Management.'' Witnesses: Mr. Mark Easton, Deputy Chief 
Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Defense; Mr. Daniel 
Blair, Deputy Inspector General for Auditing, Office of 
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense; Mr. Asif Khan, 
Director of Financial Management and Assurance, Government 
Accountability Office.
    Oct. 27, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``Internal Control Weaknesses at the Department of 
Homeland Security.'' Witnesses: Ms. Peggy Sherry, Deputy Chief 
Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Robert 
West, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of 
Homeland Security; Mr. John McCoy, Deputy Assistant Inspector 
General for Audits, Office of the Inspector General, Department 
of Homeland Security.
    Nov. 4, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``Identity Theft and Tax Fraud: Growing Problems for 
the Internal Revenue Service.'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Richard Nugent (FL-05), U.S. House of Representatives; The 
Honorable J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration; Mr. Steven T. Miller, Deputy Commissioner for 
Services & Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service; Mr. Ronald A. 
Cimino, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Matters, 
Tax Division, United States Department of Justice.
    Dec. 7, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management and 
Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and 
the National Archives joint hearing entitled, ``A Medicaid 
Fraud Victim Speaks Out: What's Going Wrong and Why?'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Richard West, Victim of Medicaid Fraud; Ms. 
Robin Page West, Attorney, Cohan, West & Karpook, P.C.; Ms. 
Angela Brice-Smith, Director, Medicaid Integrity Group, Centers 
for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Mr. Gary Cantrell, Assistant 
Inspector General for Investigations, Office of the Inspector 
General, Health & Human Services; Ms. Carolyn Yocom, Director, 
Health Care, Government Accountability Office; Ms. Valerie 
Melvin, Director, Information Management and Human Capital 
Issues, Government Accountability Office.
    Feb. 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``Solutions Needed: Improper Payments Total $115 
Billion in Federal Misspending.'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Thomas R. Carper, Chairman, Subcommittee on Federal Financial 
Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and 
International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs, United States Senate; The Honorable 
Daniel I. Werfel, Controller, Office of Management and Budget; 
Mr. Mike Wood, Executive Director, Recovery Accountability and 
Transparency Board; and Ms. Beryl Davis, Director of Financial 
Management and Assurance, Government Accountability Office.
    March 1, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``The Status of Government Financial Management: A 
Look at the FY2011 Consolidated Financial Statements.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of 
the United States, U.S. Government Accountability Office; The 
Honorable Daniel I. Werfel, Controller, Office of Federal 
Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget; and The 
Honorable Richard L. Gregg, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. 
Department of the Treasury.
    March 22, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Joint Hearing of the 
Subcommittee on Government Operations, Efficiency and Financial 
Management and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial 
Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and 
International Security entitled, ``New Audit Finds Problems in 
Army Military Pay.'' Witnesses: LTC Kirk Zecchini, U.S. Army 
Reserve; Mr. Asif Khan, Director, Financial Management and 
Assurance, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Mr. James 
Watkins, Director, Accountability and Audit Readiness, 
Department of the Army; Ms. Jeanne M. Brooks, Director, 
Technology & Business Architecture Integration, Office of the 
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Department of the Army; and Mr. 
Aaron Gillison, Deputy Director, Defense Finance and Accounting 
Service--Indianapolis, Department of Defense.
    April 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``Problems at the Internal Revenue Service: Closing 
the Tax Gap and Preventing Identity Theft.'' Witnesses: Mr. 
Steven T. Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Service and 
Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service; Ms. Nina E. Olson, 
National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service; The 
Honorable J. Russell George, Inspector General, Treasury 
Inspector General for Tax Administration; Mr. James R. White, 
Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office.
    June 7, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management hearing 
entitled, ``Assessing Medicare and Medicaid Program 
Integrity.'' Witnesses: Peter Budetti, M.D., Director of Center 
for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid; Ms. 
Ann Maxwell, Regional Inspector General for Evaluation and 
Inspections, Office of the Inspector General for Health & Human 
Services; Ms. Carolyn Yocom, Director of Health Care, Medicaid, 
U.S. Government Accountability Office; Ms. Kathleen King, 
Director of Health Care, Medicare, U.S. Government 
Accountability Office.

Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the 
        National Archives:

    Mar. 1, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program: Keeping 
the Door Open.'' Witnesses: Mr. Ronald Holassie, Senior, Bishop 
Carroll High School; Ms. Lesly Alvarez, 8th Grader, Sacred 
Heart School; Ms. Sheila Jackson, Mother of DC OSP Student; Ms. 
Latasha Bennett, Mother of DC OSP Student; Mr. Kevin Chavous, 
Chairman, Black Alliance for Education Options; Patrick Wolf, 
Ph.D., University of Arkansas; Ms. Betty North, Principal and 
CEO, Preparatory School of D.C.; and Ramona Edelin, Executive 
Director, D.C. Association of Public Charter Schools.
    Mar. 15, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``Obamacare: Why the Need for Waivers?'' Witnesses: 
Mr. Steven B. Larsen, J.D., Deputy Administrator and Director, 
Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Mr. Edmund F. 
Haislmaier, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Health Policy 
Studies, The Heritage Foundation; Mr. Scoot Wold, Esq., 
Shareholder, Hitesman & Wold, P.A.; and Ms. Judy Feder, Ph.D., 
Professor, Georgetown University.
    Apr. 5, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia., Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement in Government Health 
Care.'' Witnesses: Ms. Deborah Taylor, CFO, Centers for 
Medicare & Medicaid Services; Peter Budetti, M.D., Deputy 
Administrator for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services; Mr. Gerald T. Roy, Deputy Inspector General 
for Investigations, Office of Inspector General, U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services; Hon. Loretta Lynch, 
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Mr. David 
Botsko, Inspector General, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment 
System; Ms. Jean MacQuarrie, Vice President for Client 
Services, Thomson Reuters; Mr. Michael Cannon, Director of 
Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Ms. Rachel Klein, 
Deputy Director for Health Policy, Families USA.
    May 12, 2011, 8:45 a.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census, and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``The District of Columbia's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget: 
Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability.'' Witnesses: Hon. Vincent Gray, 
Mayor, District of Columbia; Hon. Kwame Brown, Chairman, D.C. 
City Council; Natwar Gandhi, Ph.D., Chief Financial Officer, 
District of Columbia; Mr. Matt Fabian, Managing Director, 
Municipal Market Advisors; and Alice Rivlin, Ph.D., Brookings 
Institution.
    June 2, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``FDA Medical Device Approval: Is There a Better 
Way?'' Witnesses: Congressman Erik Paulsen, Member of Congress, 
R-Minnesota, 3rd District; Dr. Jeffrey (Jeff) Shuren, Director, 
Centers for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration; Mr. Jack W. Lasersohn, General Partner, The 
Vertical Group; David L. Gollaher, PhD, President and CEO, 
California Healthcare Institute (CHI); Dr. Rita Redberg, 
Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 
Editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
    June 24, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Is 
There a Security Gap?'' Witnesses: Mr. Richard Sarles, General 
Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan 
Area Transit Authority; Chief Michael Taborn, Metro Transit 
Police Division; Chief Cathy Lanier, Metropolitan Police 
Department; Mr. Anthony Griffin, County Executive, Fairfax 
County Government.
    July 12, 2011, 1:00 p.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``Fulfilling a Legal Duty: Triggering a Medicare Plan 
from the Administration.'' Witnesses: Mr. Jonathan Blum, Deputy 
Administrator and Director, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services; Dr. Charles P. Blahous III, Public Trustee of Social 
Security and Medicare; Dr. Joseph Antos, Wilson H. Taylor 
Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American 
Enterprise Institute; Mr. James C. Capretta, Fellow, Ethics and 
Public Policy Center; Dr. Paul N. Van de Water, Senior Fellow, 
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
    July 28, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census, and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``Impact of Obamacare on Job Creators and Their 
Decision to Offer Health Insurance.'' Witnesses: Mr. Andrew 
Puzder, CEO, CKE Restaurants; Mr. Grady Payne, Connor 
Industries, Inc.; Mr. Will Morey, President and CEO, Morey's 
Pier; Ms. Victoria J. Braden, President and CEO, Braden Benefit 
Strategies, Inc.; Mr. Michael J. Brewer, President, Lockton 
Benefit Group; Mr. Terry Gardiner, Vice President, Small 
Business Majority.
    Sept. 21, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``Examining Abuses of Medicaid Eligibility Rules.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Stephen Moses, President, Center for Long-Term 
Care Reform; Mr. David Dorfman, Attorney, Law Offices of David 
A. Dorfman; Ms. Janice Eulau, Assistant Administrator, Medicaid 
Services Division, Suffolk County Department of Social 
Services; The Honorable Julie Hamon, Director, Illinois 
Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
    Oct. 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``Obamacare's Employer Penalty and its Impact on 
Temporary Workers.'' Witnesses: Mr. Ed Lenz, Senior Vice 
President, American Staffing Association; Mr. John Uprichard, 
President/CEO, Find Great People International; Mr. Tav Gauss, 
President/CEO, The Action Group--Human Resources Solution; Mr. 
Topher Spiro, Managing Director, Health Policy, The Center for 
American Progress Action Fund.
    Oct. 27, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``Examining Obamacare's Hidden Marriage Penalty and 
Its Impact on the Deficit.'' Witnesses: Douglas Holtz-Eakin, 
Ph.D., President, American Action Forum, Former CBO Director; 
Ms. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute 
for Policy Research; Richard Burkhauser, Ph.D., Professor of 
Economics, Cornell University; Sara R. Collins, Ph.D., Vice 
President, Affordable Health Insurance, The Commonwealth Fund.
    Nov. 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``Drug Shortage Crisis: Lives are in the Balance.'' 
Witnesses: Michelle Hudspeth, M.D., Division Director of 
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Medical University of South 
Carolina; Mr. Walter Kalmans, President, Lontra Ventures; Mr. 
Ted Okon, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance; 
Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise 
Institute; Kasey K. Thompson, Pharm.D., Vice President, Office 
of Policy, Planning and Communications, American Society of 
Health-System Pharmacists.
    Dec. 7, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management and 
Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and 
the National Archives joint hearing entitled, ``A Medicaid 
Fraud Victim Speaks Out: What's Going Wrong and Why?'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Richard West, Victim of Medicaid Fraud; Ms. 
Robin Page West, Attorney, Cohan, West & Karpook, P.C.; Ms. 
Angela Brice-Smith, Director, Medicaid Integrity Group, Centers 
for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Mr. Gary Cantrell, Assistant 
Inspector General for Investigations, Office of the Inspector 
General, Health & Human Services; Ms. Carolyn Yocom, Director, 
Health Care, Government Accountability Office; Ms. Valerie 
Melvin, Director, Information Management and Human Capital 
Issues, Government Accountability Office.
    Jan. 24, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``McPherson Square: Who Made the Decision to Allow 
Indefinite Camping in the Park?'' Witnesses: Mr. Jonathan 
Jarvis, Director, National Park Service; Ms. Cathy Lanier, 
Chief, Metropolitan Police Department; Mr. Paul Quander, Jr., 
Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, District of 
Columbia; Mohammad Akhter, M.D., Director, District of Columbia 
Department of Health; Mr. Timothy Zick, Cabell Research 
Professor of Law, William and Mary School of Law.
    March 6, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Health Care, 
District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives hearing 
entitled, ``The Pros and Cons of Making the Census Bureau's 
American Community Survey Voluntary.'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Ted Poe, Member of Congress; The Honorable Robert Groves, 
Ph.D., Director, U.S. Census Bureau; Andrew Biggs, Ph.D., 
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Lawrence Yun, 
Ph.D., Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors; and 
Mr. Patrick Jankowski, Vice President, Research, Greater 
Houston Partnership.
    April 25, 2012, 9:30 a.m.-- Joint hearing of the 
Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and 
National Archives and the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, 
Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing entitled, 
``Is Government Adequately Protecting Taxpayers from Medicaid 
Fraud?'' Witnesses: The Honorable Charles E. Grassley, United 
States Senator from Iowa; The Honorable Michele Bachmann, 
United States Representative from Minnesota; Gabriel E. 
Feldman, M.D.; Local Medical Director for the Personal Care 
Services Program, New York City; Christine Ellis, D.D.S., 
M.S.D., Orthodontist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical 
Center; David Feinwachs, M.H.A., M.A., J.D, Ph.D., Former 
General Counsel, Minnesota Hospital Association; Claire Sylvia, 
J.D., Partner, Phillips & Cohen, LLP; Lucinda Jesson, J.D., 
Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Cindy 
Mann, J.D., Director, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Ms. Carolyn L. 
Yocom, Director, Health Care, United States Government 
Accountability Office.

Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign 
        Operations:

    Mar. 2, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on National Security, 
Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing, ``U.S. 
Military Leaving Iraq: Is the State Department Ready?'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Grant S. Green, Commissioner, Commission on 
Wartime Contracting; Mr. Michael Thibault, Co-Chair, Commission 
on Wartime Contracting; Mr. Stuart Bowen, Jr., Special 
Inspector General, Office of the Special Inspector General for 
Iraq Reconstruction; Ambassador Patrick Kennedy, Under 
Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of State; Ambassador 
Alexander Vershbow, Assistant Secretary for International 
Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense; Mr. Frank 
Kendall, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Acquisition, 
Technology and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense.
    Mar. 16, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing, 
``TSA Oversight Part 1: Whole Body Imaging.'' Witnesses: Hon. 
Sharon Cissna, Representative, Alaska State House of 
Representatives; Mr. Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, 
Electronic Privacy Information Center; Mr. Fred H. Cate, Senior 
Policy Advisor, Centre for Information Policy Leadership, 
Hunton & Williams; David J. Brenner, Ph.D., Center for 
Radiological Research, Columbia University; Mr. Stewart A. 
Baker, Partner, Steptoe and Johnson, LLP; Mr. Lee Kair, 
Assistant Administrator for Security Operations, TSA; and Mr. 
Robin E. Kane, Assistant Administrator for Security Technology, 
TSA.
    Apr. 14, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing 
entitled, ``Tsunami Warning, Preparedness, and Interagency 
Cooperation: Lessons Learned.'' Witnesses: William Leith, 
Ph.D., Acting Associate Director for National Hazards, U.S. 
Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior; Mr. Kenneth 
D. Murphy, Regional Administrator--Region X, FEMA; Ms. Mary 
Glackin, Dep. Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, U.S. 
Department of Commerce; Mr. John W. Madden, Director Division 
of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, State of Alaska; 
and Ms. Nancy Ward, Regional Adminstrator, FEMA.
    Apr. 15, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations and Natural 
Resources Committee's Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests 
and Public Lands joint hearing entitled, ``The Border: Are 
Environmental Laws and Regulations Impeding Security and 
Harming the Environment?'' Witnesses: Hon. Silvestre Reyes, 
Member of Congress; Mr. Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Chief, U.S. 
Customs and Border Patrol, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security; Ms. Kim Thorsen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Law 
Enforcement, Security and Emergency Management, U.S. Department 
of the Interior; Mr. Jay Jensen, Deputy Under Secretary for 
Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture; Mr. George Zachary Taylor National Association of 
Former Border Patrol Officers; Mr. Gene Wood, National 
Association of Former Border Patrol Officers; Mr. Jim Chilton, 
Chilton Ranch; and Ms. Anu Mittal, Director, Natural Resources 
and Environment, U.S. GAO.
    May 4, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on National Security, 
Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing entitled, ``Is 
This Any Way to Treat Our Troops? Part III: Transition 
Delays.'' Witnesses: Mr. John Medve, Executive Director, VA/DOD 
Collaboration Service, U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs; 
Mr. Dan Bertoni, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income 
Security, U.S. GAO; Ms. Lynn Simpson, Acting Principal Deputy 
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, U.S. 
Department of Defense; Mr. Mark Bird, IT Team Assistant 
Director, U.S. GAO; and Mr. Randall B. Williamson, Health Care 
Team Director, U.S. GAO.
    May 11, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on National Security, 
Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing entitled, 
``USAID: Following the Money.'' Witnesses: Hon. Rajiv Shah, 
Administrator, U.S. AID; and Hon. Donald Gambatesa, IG, U.S. 
AID.
    May 25, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on National Security, 
Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing entitled, 
``Cybersecurity: Assessing the Immediate Threat to the United 
States.'' Witnesses: Rear Admiral Michael A. Brown, Director, 
Cybersecurity Coordination, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security; Mr. James A. Lewis, Director of Technology and Public 
Policy Program, CSIS; Mr. Sean McGurk, Director, National 
Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Dean Turner, Director, 
Global Intelligence Network Symantec Security Response; Mr. 
Phillip Bond, President, TechAmerica.
    June 24, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Joint hearing of the Subcommittee 
on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations 
with the Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittees on the 
Western Hemisphere and the Middle East and South Asia entitled, 
``Venezuela's Sanctionable Activity.'' Witnesses: The Honorable 
Daniel Benjamin, Ambassador-at-Large, Coordinator for 
Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Kevin Whitaker, 
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere 
Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Thomas Delare, Director 
for Terrorism Finance and Economic Sanctions Policy, U.S 
Department of State; Mr. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of 
Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    July 13, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing 
entitled, ``TSA Oversight Part 2: Airport Perimeter Security.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. John Sammon, Assistant Administrator, U.S. 
Transportation Security Administration; Mr. Rafi Ron, 
President, New Age Security Solutions, Former Directory of 
Security Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport; Mr. Stephen 
M. Lord, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. William Parker, 
Inspector, K-9 Unit, Amtrak Police Department; Mr. TJ ``Jerry'' 
Orr, Airport Director and Operator, Charlotte International 
Airport.
    Sept. 15, 2011, 10:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing 
entitled, ``Defense Department Contracting in Afghanistan: Are 
We Doing Enough to Combat Corruption?'' Witnesses: Mr. Gary J. 
Motsek, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Program 
Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense 
(Logistics & Material Readiness), Office of the Under Secretary 
of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics), U.S. 
Department of Defense; Mr. Kim Denver, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of the Army for Procurement, U.S. Department of 
Defense; Brigadier General Stephen Townsend, USA, Director, 
Joint Staff Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell, U.S. 
Department of Defense.
    Oct. 12, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing 
entitled, ``Status Report on the Transition to a Civilian-Led 
Mission in Iraq.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Patrick F. Kennedy, 
Under Secretary for Management, United States Department of 
State; The Honorable Alexander Vershbow, Assistant Secretary 
for International Security Affairs, United States Department of 
Defense; The Honorable Alan F. Estevez, Assistant Secretary for 
Logistics and Materiel Readiness, United States Department of 
Defense.
    Nov. 15, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing 
entitled, ``Progress of the Obama Administration's Policy 
Towards Iran.'' Witnesses: Mr. Mark Dubowitz, Executive 
Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Kenneth M. 
Pollack, Ph.D., Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, 
Brookings Institution; Suzanne Maloney, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, 
Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings 
Institution; Mr. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign 
Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Mr. Henry T. 
Wooster, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near 
Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Colin H. Kahl, 
Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle 
East, U.S. Department of Defense.
    Dec. 7, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing 
entitled, ``Oversight in Iraq and Afghanistan: Challenges and 
Solutions.'' Witnessses: The Honorable Gordon S. Heddell, 
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense; The Honorable 
Harold W. Geisel, Deputy Inspector General, U.S. Department of 
State; Mr. Michael G. Carroll, Acting Inspector General, U.S. 
Agency for International Development; Mr. Stuart W. Bowen, 
Inspector General, Special Inspector General for Iraq 
Reconstruction; Mr. Steven J. Trent, Acting Inspector General, 
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
    Feb. 29, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations hearing 
entitled, ``Preventing Stolen Valor: Challenges and 
Solutions.'' Witnesses: Mr. Lernes Hebert, Director of Officer 
and Enlisted Personnel Management, Office of the Under 
Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, U.S. 
Department of Defense; Colonel Jason Evans, Adjutant General, 
U.S. Army; Colonel Kari Mostert, Director of Awards and 
Decorations, U.S. Air Force; Mr. James Nierle, President, 
Department of the Navy's Board of Decorations & Medals, U.S. 
Navy; Mr. Scott Levins, Director, National Personnel Records 
Center; Mr. Joseph Davis, Director of Public Affairs, Veterans 
of Foreign Wars; and Mr. C. Douglas Sterner, Curator, Military 
Times Hall of Valor.
    March 29, 2012, 8:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations hearing 
entitled, ``Are Changes in Security Policy Jeopardizing USAID 
Reconstruction Projects and Personnel in Afghanistan?'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Steven J. Trent, Acting Inspector General, 
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction; and 
Mr. J. Alexander Their, Assistant to the Administrator and 
Director of the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs; 
U.S. Agency for International Development.

Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government 
        Spending:

    Feb. 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing, 
``The Stimulus: Two Years Later.'' Witnesses: John Taylor, 
Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Russell 
Roberts, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Mercatus Center, George 
Mason University; Christina Romer, Ph.D., Professor of 
Economics, University of California at Berkeley; Jared 
Bernstein, Ph.D., Office of the Vice President, The White 
House; J.D. Foster, Ph.D., Norman B. Ture Senior Fellow in the 
Economic of Fiscal Policy, The Heritage Foundation; Mr. Alex 
Brill, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Mr. 
Andrew Busch, Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist, BMO 
Capital Markets Investment Banking Division; Mr. Chris Edwards, 
Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Josh Bivens, 
Ph.D., Economic Policy Institute.
    Mar. 9, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing, 
``Assessing the Cumulative Impact of Regulation on U.S. 
Manufacturers.'' Witnesses: Mr. Aris Papadopolous, CEO and 
Chairman, Portland Cement Association; Ms. Donna Harman, CEO, 
American Forest and Paper Association; Mr. Michael P. Walls, 
Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, American 
Chemistry Council; Mr. Michael Kamnikar, Senior Vice President, 
Forging Industry Association, Ellwood Group; Mr. Bernard 
Schimmel, Vice President, Technical Services, Boral Bricks, 
Inc.; and Mr. David C. Foerter, Executive Director, Institute 
of Clean Air Companies (ICAC).
    Mar. 16, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing, 
``Project Labor Agreements and the Cost of Doing Business in 
the Construction Industry.'' Witnesses: Mr. John Ennis, CEO, 
Ennis Electric, Inc.; Ms. Linda Figg, FIGG Engineering Group; 
Dale Belman, Ph.D., MSU School of Industrial and Labor 
Relations; Mr. John Biagas, Bay Electric Inc.; Mr. Maurice 
Baskin, American Builders and Contractors, Inc.; Mr. Daniel 
Gordon, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, 
Executive Office of the President; Mr. Robert Peck, 
Commissioner of Public Buildings, GSA; and David Michaels, 
Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Occupational Health and Safety, 
U.S. Department of Labor.
    Apr. 6, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government hearing entitled, 
``Assessing the Impact of Greenhouse Gas Regulations on Small 
Business.'' Witnesses: Mr. Joe Rajkovacz, Director of 
Regulatory Affairs, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers 
Association; David Kreutzer, Ph.D., Research Fellow in Energy 
Economics and Climate Change, The Heritage Foundation; Mr. 
David D. Doniger, Policy Director, Climate Center, Natural 
Resources Defense Council; Mr. Keith Holman, Deputy Executive 
Director, National Lime Association; Ms. Gina McCarthy, 
Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, 
U.S. EPA; and Ms. Claudia Rodgers, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office 
of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration.
    Apr. 20, 2011, 9:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation in the 
Northeast Part I'' located at Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus 
Avenue, Irondequoit, NY. Witnesses: Mr. Mike Medina, President, 
Optimax; Ms. Rebecca A. Meinking, Executive Vice President, 
Radec Corporation; Mr. Bill Pollock, CEO, Optimation; Mrs. 
Cathy Martin, President, Monroe County Farm Bureau; Mr. 
Jonathan L. Taylor, Oakridge Dairy; Mr. John Teeple, Teeple 
Farms, Inc.; Ms. Jolene Bender, Supervisor, Town of Marion; Ms. 
Maggie Brooks, Monroe County Executive; and Sheriff Barry 
Virts, Wayne County.
    Apr. 20, 2011, 3:00 p.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation in the 
Northeast Part II'' located at South Side Innovation Center, 
2610 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY. Witnesses: Mr. Jud Gostin, 
President, Sensis Corporation; Mr. Steve Lefebvre, President, 
Empire ABC; Mr. Andrew Reeves, Owner, Reeves Farms; Mrs. Nancy 
Hourigan, Owner, Hourigan's Dairy Farm; Mr. Tom DeMarree, 
Owner, Demree Orchards; Mr. Orrin MacMurray, Chairman, C & S 
Companies; Mr. Travis Glazier, Director of Intergovernmental 
Relations, Onondaga County Executive; and Mr. Thomas Squires, 
Cayuga County Administrator.
    May 25, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``How Federal Reserve Policies Add to Hard Times at 
the Pump.'' Witnesses: Mr. Vincent R. Reinhart, Resident 
Scholar, AEI; Robert Murphy, Ph.D., Economist, Institute for 
Energy Research; Dean Baker, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for 
Economic Policy Research; Mr. Greg Wannemacher, President, 
Wannemacher Total Logistics; and Ms. Karen Kerrigan, President 
and CEO, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council.
    June 1, 2011, 2:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``Duplication, Overlap, and Inefficiencies in Federal 
Welfare Programs.'' Witnesses: Ms. Patricia Dalton, Chief 
Operating Officer, Government Accountability Office; Mr. Robert 
Rector, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation; Mr. 
John Mashburn, Executive Director, The Carleson Center for 
Public Policy; Ms. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Executive Director, Ohio 
Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks.
    June 22, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending ``Lasting 
Implications of the General Motors Bailout.'' Witnesses: Mr. 
Ron Bloom, Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the 
Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Mr. Vince 
Snowbarger, Deputy Director, Pension Benefits Guaranty 
Corporation; Mr. Dan Ikenson, Associate Director, Herbert A. 
Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute; 
Mr. Bruce Gump, Vice Chairman, Delphi Salaried Retiree 
Association; Dr. Thomas Kochan, Professor, Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology; Ms. Shikha Dalmia, Senior Analyst, 
Reason Foundation.
    July 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Joint Hearing of the Subcommittee 
on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government 
Spending and the Committee on Education and the Workforce's 
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training 
entitled, ``The Gainful Employment Regulation: Limiting Job 
Growth and Student Choice.'' Witnesses: Dr. Dario A. Cortes, 
President, Berkeley College; Ms. Karla Carpenter, Graduate of 
Herzing University; Dr. Anthony Carnevale, Director, Center on 
Education and Workforce, Georgetown University; Mr. Harry C. 
Alford, President and CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce.
    July 14, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``EPA's Appalachian Energy Permitorium: Job Killer or 
Job Creator?'' Witnesses: The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito 
(R, WV-2), U.S. House of Representatives; Mr. Tom Mackall, 
President, Sterling Mining; Mr. Chris Hamilton, Senior Vice 
President, West Virginia Coal Association; Mr. Joe Lovett, 
Executive Director, Appalachian Center for Economy and the 
Environment; Mr. Roger Horton, Chairman, Safety Committee Local 
5958, Co-Chair, Mountain Top Mining Coalition; Mr. John 
Stilley, President, Amerikohl Mining Inc.; Ms. Nancy Stoner, 
Acting Assistant Administrator for Water, United States 
Environmental Protection Agency; Ms. Margaret E. Gaffney-Smith, 
Chief, Regulatory Community of Practice, Army Corps of 
Engineers.
    July 26, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``Lights Out: How EPA Regulations Threaten Affordable 
Power and Job Creation.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Robert 
Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection 
Agency; Ms. Janet Henry, Deputy General Counsel, American 
Electric Power; Mr. Mike Carey, President, Ohio Coal 
Association; Dr. Joel Schwartz, Professor of Environmental 
Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health.
    Sept. 13, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``Take Two: The President's Proposal to Stimulate the 
Economy and Create Jobs.'' Witnesses: Professor John Taylor, 
Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford 
University and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics 
at the Hoover Institution; Ms. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior 
Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Dr. Heather Boushey, Senior 
Economist, Center for American Progress; Mr. Peter Schiff, CEO, 
Euro Pacific Capital Inc.; Mr. Brink Lindsey, Senior Scholar, 
Kauffman Foundation.
    Oct. 12, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``Running on Empty: How the Obama Administration's 
Green Energy Gamble Will Impact Small Business and Consumers.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Jeremy Anwyl, CEO, Edmunds.com; Marlo Lewis, 
Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute; Mr. 
Roland Hwang, Transportation Program Director, Natural 
Resources Defense Council; Mr. Scott Grenerth, Independent 
Trucker, Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association; The 
Honorable David Strickland, Administrator, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration; The Honorable Gina McCarthy, 
Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, 
Environmental Protection Agency; Ms. Margo Oge, Director of the 
Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Environmental 
Protection Agency.
    Nov. 2, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``The Green Energy Debacle: Where Has All the 
Taxpayer Money Gone?'' Witnesses: The Honorable Gregory H. 
Friedman, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Energy; Mr. 
Elliot Lewis, Assistant Inspector General, U.S. Department of 
Energy; W. David Montgomery, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, 
National Economic Research Associates, Inc.; Mr. Greg Kats, 
President, Capital-E; Mr. Brett McMahon, Vice President of 
Business Development, Miller & Long Concrete Construction.
    Nov. 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``The Price of Uncertainty: How Much Could DOT's 
Proposed Billion Dollar Service Rule Cost Customers this 
Holiday Season?'' Witnesses: Mr. Ed Nagle III, President and 
CEO, Nagle Companies; Mr. Glen Keysaw, Executive Director of 
Transportation/Logistics, Associated Food Stores, Inc.; Mr. 
Robb MacKie, President and CEO, American Bakers Association; 
Mr. Frank Miller, Director of Logistics, Badcock & More; Mr. 
Henry Jasny, Vice President & General Counsel, Advocates for 
Highway and Auto Safety; Jesse David, Ph.D., Senior Vice 
President, Edgeworth Economics; The Honorable Anne S. Ferro, 
Administrator, Department of Transportation Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration.
    Jan. 25, 2012, 8:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing 
entitled, ``Vole Vehicle Fire: What did NHTSA Know and When Did 
They Know It?'' Witnesses: The Honorable David L. Strickland, 
Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
U.S. Department of Transportation; Mr. Daniel F. Akerson, 
Chairman and CEO, General Motors; and Mr. John German, Senior 
Fellow, The International Council on Clean Transportation.
    April 25, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Joint hearing of the 
Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and 
National Archives and the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, 
Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing entitled, 
``Is Government Adequately Protecting Taxpayers from Medicaid 
Fraud?'' Witnesses: The Honorable Charles E. Grassley, United 
States Senator from Iowa; The Honorable Michele Bachmann, 
United States Representative from Minnesota; Gabriel E. 
Feldman, M.D.; Local Medical Director for the Personal Care 
Services Program, New York City; Christine Ellis, D.D.S., 
M.S.D., Orthodontist, University of Texas Southwestern Medical 
Center; David Feinwachs, M.H.A., M.A., J.D, Ph.D., Former 
General Counsel, Minnesota Hospital Association; Claire Sylvia, 
J.D., Partner, Phillips & Cohen, LLP; Lucinda Jesson, J.D., 
Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Cindy 
Mann, J.D., Director, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Ms. Carolyn L. 
Yocom, Director, Health Care, United States Government 
Accountability Office.
    May 16, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus and Government Spending hearing entitled, 
``The Obama Administration's Green Energy Gamble: What Have All 
the Taxpayer Subsidies Achieved?'' Witnesses: Mr. Jim Nelson, 
President and CEO, Solar3D, Inc.; Mr. Greg Kats, President, 
Capital-E; Mr. Craig Witsoe, CEO, Abound Solar, Inc.; Mr. Brian 
D. Fairbanks, President and CEO, Director, Nevada Geothermal 
Power, Inc.; Mr. Michael J. Ahearn, Chairman of the Board of 
Directors, First Solar, Inc.; and Mr. John M. Woolard, 
President and CEO, BrightSource Energy, Inc.
    June 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus and Government Spending hearing entitled, 
``The Obama Administration's Green Energy Gamble Part II: Were 
All the Taxpayer Subsidies Necessary?'' Witnesses: Mr. David 
Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy, Inc.; Mr. Walter C. 
Rakowich, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Prologis, Inc.; Mr. 
Robert S. Mancini, Chief Executive Officer, Cogentrix Energy, 
LLC; Ms. Dita Bronicki, Chief Executive Officer, Ormat 
Technologies, Inc.; and Ms. Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research 
Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and 
        Private Programs:

    Feb. 9, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs hearing, 
``State and Municipal Debt: The Coming Crisis?'' Witnesses: Ms. 
Nicole Gelinas, Manhattan Institute; Mr. David Skeel, S. Samuel 
Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania 
Law School; Ms. Eileen Norcross, Mercatus Center, George Mason 
University; Ms. Iris J. Lav, Senior Advisor, Center on Budget 
and Policy Priorities.
    Mar. 10, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Joint hearing of the Subcommittee 
on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private 
Programs and the Subcommittee on Government Organization, 
Efficiency and Financial Management entitled, ``Financial 
Management, Work Force, and Operations at the SEC: Who's 
Watching Wall Street's Watchdog?'' Witnesses: Hon. Mary 
Schapiro, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; 
Mr. Jeffrey Risinger, Director, Office of Human Resources, SEC; 
Mr. Jonathan Katz, Former Secretary, SEC; Mr. Stephen J. 
Crimmins, K & L Gates, LLP; Ms. Helen Chairman, Attorney at 
Law, Baker and Poliakoff, LLP.
    Mar. 15, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs hearing 
entitled, ``State and Municipal Debt: The Coming Crisis? Part 
II.'' Witnesses: Hon. Daniel Liljenquist, Utah State Senator; 
Ms. Robin Prunty, Managing Director, Standard & Poor's; Dean 
Baker, Ph.D., Center for Economic Policy and Research; Mr. 
Robert Kurtter, Moody's Investors' Service; and Andrew Biggs, 
Ph.D., The American Enterprise Institute.
    Mar. 30, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs hearing, 
``Has Dodd-Frank Ended Too Big to Fail?'' Witnesses: Hon. Neil 
Barofsky, Special IG for TARP; and Hon. Tim Massad, Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability and Chief Counsel, 
U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    May 11, 2011, 2:00 p.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs hearing 
entitled, ``Transparency as an Alternative to the Federal 
Government's Regulation of Risk Retention.'' Witnesses: Mr. 
Edward DeMarco, Acting Director, Federal Housing Finance 
Agency; Anthony B. Sanders, Ph.D., Professor, George Mason 
University; Mr. Joshua Rosner, Managing Director, Graham Fisher 
& Co., Inc.; and Ms. Janneke Ratcliffe, Executive Director, 
Center for Community Capital, UNC.
    May 24, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs hearing 
entitled, ``Who's Watching the Watchmen? Oversight of the 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.'' Witnesses: Hon. 
Elizabeth Warren, Special Advisor to the Secretary of the 
Treasury for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Mr. Todd 
Zywicki, Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University; 
David S. Evans, Ph.D., Chairman, Global Economics Group; Mr. 
Adam Levitin, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University 
Law Center; and Mr. Andrew Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown Rowe & 
Maw, LLP.
    June 22, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services, and the Bailout of Public and Private Programs 
hearing entitled, ``The Changing Role of the FDIC.'' Witnesses: 
The Honorable Sheila Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation.
    Sept. 15, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services, and the Bailout of Public and Private Programs 
hearing entitled, ``Crowdfunding: Connecting Investors and Job 
Creators.'' Witnesses: Ms. Meredith Cross, Director, Division 
of Corporation Finance, Security Exchange Commission; Ms. Dana 
Mauriello, Founder and President, Profounder; Mr. Jeff Lynn, 
Chief Executive Officer, Seedrs Limited; Mr. Sherwood Neiss, 
Cofounder, FLAVORx; Mr. Micheal Migliozzi, Managing Partner, 
Forza Migliozzi, LLC; Mr. Mercer Bullard, Associate Professor 
of Law, The University of Mississippi.
    Sept. 22, 2011, 2:00 p.m.--Joint Hearing of the 
Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public 
and Private Programs and the Committee on Financial Services 
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations entitled, 
``Potential Conflicts of Interest at the SEC: The Becker 
Case.'' Witnesses: The Honorable Mary Shapiro, Chairman, U.S. 
Securities and Exchange Commission; Mr. H. David Kotz, 
Inspector General, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Mr. 
David M. Becker, Former General Counsel, U.S. Securities and 
Exchange Commission.
    Nov. 2, 2011, 10:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services, and the Bailout of Public and Private Programs 
hearing entitled, ``America's Innovation Challenge: What 
Obstacles do Entreprenuers Face?'' Witnesses: Mr. Eric Koester, 
Co-founder and CEO, Zaarly, Inc.; Ms. Lonna Williams, CEO, 
Ridge Diagnostics; Tsvi Goldenberg, Ph. D., CEO, eem?a.
    Nov. 15, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services, and the Bailout of Public and Private Programs 
hearing entitled, ``How Roadblocks in Public Markets Prevent 
Job Creation on Main Street.'' Witnesses: Mr. Eric Noll, 
Executive Vice President and Co-Head of U.S. Listings and Cash 
Execution, NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.; Mr. Joseph Mecane, Executive 
Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for U.S. 
Markets, NYSE Euronext.
    Dec. 15, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs hearing 
entitled, ``What the Euro Crisis Means for Taxpayers and the 
U.S. Economy, Pt I.'' Witnesses: Desmond Lachman, 
Ph.D.,Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Anthony 
Sanders, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Real Estate Finance, 
George Mason University; Mr. Douglas J. Elliott, Fellow, 
Economic Studies, Initiative on Business and Public Policy, 
Brookings Institute; Mr. Joshua Rosner, Managing Director, 
Graham Fisher & Company, Inc.; and Mr. Bert Ely, Principal, Ely 
& Company, Inc.
    Dec. 16, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs hearing 
entitled, ``What the Euro Crisis Means for Taxpayers and the 
U.S. Economy, Pt II.'' Witnesses: Mr. William C. Dudley, 
President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Mr. Steven 
B. Kamin, Director, Division of International Finance, Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and Mr. Mark Sobel; 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International 
Monetary and Financial Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    Jan. 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs hearing 
entitled, ``How Will the CFPB Function Under Richard Cordray?'' 
Witness: Mr. Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial 
Protection Bureau.
    April 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs hearing 
entitled, ``The SEC's Aversion to Cost-Benefit Analysis.'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Mary Schapiro, Chairman, U.S. 
Securities and Exchange Commission; Henry Manne, Ph.D., Dean 
Emeritus, George Mason University School of Law; Ms. Jacqueline 
McCabe, Executive Director for Research, Committee on Capital 
Markets Regulation; Mr. Mercer E. Bullard, Jessie D. Puckett, 
Jr., Lecturer and Associate Professor of Law, The University of 
Mississippi School of Law; Mr. J.W. Verret, Assistant Professor 
Law, George Mason University School of Law; and Mr. H. David 
Kotz, Managing Director, Gryphon Strategies, (Former Inspector 
General, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission).

Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental 
        Relations and Procurement Reform:

    Feb. 15, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform hearing, ``Unfunded Mandates and Regulatory Overreach.'' 
Witnesses: Mayor Patrice Douglas, City of Edmond, OK; Ms. Susan 
Dudley, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center; 
Ms. Denise M. Fantone, Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. GAO; 
Mr. Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, Fairfax County, VA.
    Mar. 11, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform hearing, ``Transparency Through Technology: Evaluating 
Federal Open-Government Initiatives.'' Witnesses: Ms. Ellen 
Miller, Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation; Danny Harris, 
Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education; 
Mr. Christopher L. Smith, Chief Information Officer, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture; Mr. Jerry Brito, Senior Research 
Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; and Hon. 
Danny Werfel, Controller, Office of Federal Financial 
Management, OMB.
    Mar. 30, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
hearing, ``Unfunded Mandates and Regulatory Overreach Part 
II.'' Witnesses: Hon. Joni Cutler, South Dakota State Senator; 
Mr. Raymond J. Keating, Chief Economist, Small Business & 
Entrepreneurship Council; and Mr. John C. Arensmeyer, Founder 
and CEO, Small Business Majority.
    Apr. 7, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform hearing entitled, ``Regulatory Barriers to American 
Indian Job Creation.'' Witnesses: Ms. Mary L. Kendall, Acting 
Inspector General, Department of the Interior; Ms. Anu K. 
Mittal, Director, Natural Resources and Environment Team, U.S. 
GAO; Ms. Patricia Douville, Council Member, Rosebud Sioux 
Tribe; and Hon. Ron Allen, Chairman, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe.
    May 25, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform entitled, ``Unfunded Mandates, Regulatory Burdens and 
the Role of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.'' 
Witness: Hon. Cass Sunstein, Administrator, Office of 
Information Regulatory Affairs, OMB.
    June 3, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform entitled, ``H.R. 735 and Project Labor Agreements: 
Restoring competition and Neutrality to Government Construction 
Projects.'' Witnesses: The Honorable John Sullivan, U.S. House 
of Representatives; Mr. Dan Gordon, Administrator, Federal 
Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget; Ms. Susan 
Brita, Deputy Administrator, U.S. General Services 
Administration; Mr. Maurice Baskin, Counsel, Associated 
Builders and Contractors, Inc.; Mr. David Tuerk, Professor and 
Chairman, Suffolk University and Beacon Hill Institute; Mr. 
Kirby Wu, President, Wu & Associates; Mr. Mike Kennedy, 
Counsel, The Associated General Contractors of America.
    June 23, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform entitled, ``Improving Oversight and Accountability in 
Federal Grant Programs.'' Witnesses: Ms. Jeanette Franzel, 
Managing Director, Financial Management Assurance Team, 
Government Accountability Office; Ms. Natalie Keegan, Analyst 
in American Federalism & Emergency Management Policy, 
Congressional Research Service; Ms. Cynthia Schnedar, Acting 
Inspector General, Department of Justice; The Honorable Danny 
Werfel, Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, 
Office of Management and Budget; The Honorable Tom Coburn, 
United States Senate.
    July 14, 2011. 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform hearing entitled, ``Transparency and Federal Management 
IT Systems.'' Witnesses: Mr. Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief 
Information Officer, The Office of Management and Budget; The 
Honorable Roger Baker, Assistant Secretary for Information and 
Technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Mr. Lawrence 
Gross, Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of the 
Interior; Mr. Owen Barwell, Acting Chief Financial Officer, 
U.S. Department of Energy; Mr. Joel Willemssen, Managing 
Director of Information Technology Issues, Government 
Accountability Office.
    Oct. 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, and Intergovernmental Relations and 
Procurement Reform hearing entitled, ``Protecting Taxpayer 
Dollars: Are Federal Agencies Making Full Use of Suspension and 
Debarment Sanctions?'' Witnesses: Mr. William T. Woods, 
Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government 
Accountability Office; Mr. Steven Shaw, Deputy General Counsel 
for Contractor Responsibility, Officer of the Air Force General 
Counsel; Mr. Richard A. Pelletier, Suspension and Debarment 
Official, Environmental Protection Agency; Nick Nayak, Ph.D., 
Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Ms. 
Nancy Gunderson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Grants 
and Acquisition Policy and Accountability, U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services.
    Nov. 2, 2011, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, and Intergovernmental Relations and 
Procurement Reform hearing entitled, ``Are Government 
Contractors Exploiting Worker's Overseas? Examining Enforcement 
of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.'' Witnesses: Ms. 
Liana Wyler, Senior Analyst, Congressional Research Service; 
Mr. David Isenberg, Independent Analyst and Writer; Mr. Nick 
Schwellenbach, Director of Investigations, Project on 
Government Oversight; Mr. Sam W. McCahon, Founder, McCahon Law; 
Ms. Evelyn R. Klemstine, Assistant Inspector General for 
Audits, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Kenneth P. 
Moorefield, Deputy Inspector General for Special Plans & 
Operations, U.S. Department of Defense; Ms. Linda Dixon, 
Combating Trafficking in Persons Program Manager, U.S. 
Department of Defense; Mr. Michael P. Howard, Chief Operating 
Officer, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).
    Nov. 16, 2011, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, and Intergovernmental Relations and 
Procurement Reform hearing entitled, ``On the Frontlines of 
Acquisition Workforce's Battle Against Taxpayer Waste.'' 
Witnesses: Mr. Daniel Gordon, Administrator, Office of Federal 
Procurement Policy, Executive Office of the President; Mr. John 
Hutton, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; Mr. Roger Jordan, Vice 
President, Government Relations, Professional Services Council; 
Ms. Donna Jenkins, Director, Federal Acquisition Institute, 
General Services Administration; Ms. Katrina McFarland, 
Director, Defense Acquisition University.
    Feb. 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform hearing entitled, ``Jobs for Wounded Warriors: 
Increasing Access to Contracts for Service Disabled Veterans'' 
Witnesses: The Honorable Bill Johnson, United States House of 
Representatives (OH-6); The Honorable Max Cleland, Former 
United States Senator from Georgia, Advocate for the Interests 
of Disabled Veterans; Ms. Belinda Finn, Assistant Inspector 
General, Veterans Administration Office of the Inspectors 
General; Mr. James J. O'Neill, Assistant Inspector General for 
Investigations, Veterans Administration Office of Inspectors 
General; Mr. Rick Hillman, Managing Director, Forensic Audits 
and Investigative Service, General Accountability Office; Mr. 
Rick Weidman, Executive Director, Vietnam Veterans Association; 
Mr. Andre Gudger, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, 
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, Acquisition, 
Technology & Logistics Department of Defense; Mr. Thomas Leney; 
Executive Director; Small and Veteran Owned Business Programs; 
Department of Veterans Affairs; and Mr. William Puopolo, 
President, Verissimo Global Inc.
    Feb. 17, 2012, 9:30 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform hearing entitled, ``How Much is Too Much? Examining 
Duplicative IT Investments at DOD and DOE.'' Witnesses: Mr. 
David A. Powner, Director, Government Accountability Office; 
Ms. Teresa (Teri) Takai, Chief Information Officer, Department 
of Defense; Mr. Michael W. Locatis, III, Chief Information 
Officer, Department of Energy; and Mr. Richard Spires, Chief 
Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
    March 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform hearing entitled, ``FOIA in the 21st Century: Using 
Technology to Improve Transparency in Government.'' Witnesses: 
Ms. Melanie Ann Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, 
United States Department of Justice; Ms. Miriam Nisbet, 
Director, Office of Government Information Services, National 
Archives & Records Administration; Mr. Andrew Battin, Director, 
Office of Information Collection, Environmental Protection 
Agency; and Mr. Sean Moulton, Director of Federal Information 
Policy, OMB Watch.
    March 27, 2012, 10:00 a.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform hearing entitled, ``Labor Abuses, Human Trafficking, and 
Government Contracts: Is the Government Doing Enough to Protect 
Vulnerable Workers?'' Witnesses: The Honorable Richard 
Blumenthal, United States Senator from Connecticut; The 
Honorable Rob Portman, United States Senator from Ohio; The 
Honorable Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador at Large, U.S. Department of 
State; Ms. Cathy J. Read, Director, Office of Acquisitions 
Management, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Evelyn R. Klemstine, 
Assistant Inspector General for Audits, U.S. Department of 
State; Mr. Richard T. Ginman, Director, Defense Procurement and 
Acquisition Policy, U.S. Department of Defense; Ms. Sharon 
Cooper, Director, Defense Human Resources Activity, U.S. 
Department of Defense; and The Honorable Kenneth P. Moorefield, 
Deputy Inspector General for Special Plans & Operations, U. S. 
Department of Defense.
    May 31, 2012, 1:30 p.m.--Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform hearing entitled, ``Rhetoric vs. Reality, Part II: 
Assessing The Impact of New Federal Red Tape on Hydraulic 
Fracturing and American Energy Independence.'' Witnesses: Ms. 
Lori Wrotenbery, Director, Oil and Gas Conservation Division, 
Oklahoma Corporation Commission; Mr. Michael McKee, County 
Commissioner, Uintah County, Utah; Robert Howarth, Ph.D., 
Director, Agriculture, Energy and Environment Program, Cornell 
University; Mr. Michael Krancer, Secretary, Department of 
Environmental Protection; Ms. Nancy Stoner; Acting Assistant 
Administrator for Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; 
and Mr. Mike Pool, Deputy Director, U.S. Bureau of Land 
Management.

                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 for the 112th 
Congress adopted the following plan to guide the work of its 
subcommittees and the full committee. Because of the 
Committee's role as the principal oversight body of the federal 
government and its mandate to investigate ``any matter at any 
time,'' this plan did not preclude oversight and investigation 
of other matters of importance to the American people.

    The Committee's adopted plan indicates oversight in several 
sectors, including:
     Government Spending and Economic Stimulus--
including the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and other 
economic stimulus programs.
     Financial Sector Regulation--including the 
implementation of Dodd-Frank, reviewing the FCIC, the creation 
of the CFBP, the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the 
recommendations of the Special Inspector General, including the 
failure of the Home Affordable Mortgage Program, and the 
Federal Housing Finance Agency's oversight of Fannie Mae and 
Freddie Mac.
     Consumer Protection--including abuses by the 
mortgage industry which, coupled with high unemployment and a 
stagnant economy, have contributed to the foreclosure crisis.
     Government Watchdogs--including the effectiveness 
of federal government inspectors general and their freedom from 
political interference, and ensuring the independence and 
integrity of the Government Accountability Office, and the 
federal government's actions on the recommendations in their 
biannual High Risk Series and their new annual list of 
duplicative, overlapping, and fractured federal programs.
     Federal Financial Management--including the record 
$125 billion in improper payments made in 2010, growth in non-
tax debt owed to the Federal Government, the persistent 
inability of many federal agencies to achieve a clean audit, 
and a comprehensive detailed review of financial management 
systems in place in the Federal Government.
     Federal Real Property Disposal--including the 
proposal to use a Base Realignment and Closure style initiative 
to reduce the federal deficit by disposing of excess property.
     Government Contracting--including the transition 
from primarily Department of Defense personnel to Department of 
State support in Iraq, and the inclusion of mandated Project 
Labor Agreements in federal construction contracts.
     Open Government and Transparency--including 
federal spending data accuracy, grant reform, the 
implementation of the Government Performance and Review Act and 
Performance.gov, compliance with the Presidential Records Act 
and the Federal Records Act and the need to update those acts 
to keep up with technology, political travel and the Hatch Act, 
allegations of political interference with the Freedom of 
Information Act, and a government-wide review of FOIA backlogs 
and agency efforts to eliminate them.
     Technology Policy--including the Committee's 
ongoing oversight of the Federal Information Security 
Management Act, and the emergence of a federal cybersecurity 
policy.
     Federal Regulation and the Regulatory Process--
including updating and strengthening the Unfunded Mandates 
Review Act of 1995, reviewing the role of the White House 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in rulemaking, and 
initiating a government-wide and economy-wide review of 
regulatory impediments to job creation, and soliciting input 
from the private sector.
     Domestic Energy Production--including actions 
taken by the Federal Government that have impeded the 
development of domestic energy resources, including actions 
taken to discourage the use of new and newly deployed 
technologies, allegations of mismanagement and abuse at the 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the reorganization of the Bureau 
of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement, and the 
Administration's moratorium on issuing oil drilling permits in 
the Gulf.
     EPA Regulatory Actions and Litigation--including 
the adequacy of the economic analysis of proposed rules, 
enforcement and permitting decisions made by the Agency, and 
the endangerment finding for greenhouse gases.
     Healthcare and Drug Policy--including systemic 
problems with medical device approval, prevalence of fraud and 
abuse in Medicaid and Medicare, impediments faced by the 
biotech industry, food safety, the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy, and the issuance of waivers to companies and 
states struggling to comply with provisions of the Affordable 
Care Act and other implementation issues.
     District of Columbia--including the District's use 
of federal education funds and the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship 
Program, D.C. fiscal management, and general oversight of the 
D.C. government.
     Information Policy--including the Census, the 
National Archives and Records Administration, the Presidential 
Library System, and the future of the Presidential Records Act.
     Federal Workforce Policies--including pay and 
benefits, the use of ``official time'' to conduct union 
activities, and the appropriate size of the workforce.
     United States Postal Service--focusing on policies 
that will address the actual long-term fiscal sustainability of 
USPS and avoid a taxpayer bailout.
     National Security and Foreign Operations--
including the Department of Defense to State transition in 
Iraq, waste and mismanagement at USAID, and the growing delays 
in the transition process from DOD to Veterans Affairs health 
care systems for wounded warriors.
     Homeland Security--including ongoing problems with 
financial management, operations and decision-making at the 
Department of Homeland Security, and policies regarding privacy 
and security at airports and the effectiveness of the 
Transportation Security Administration.

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


                           STIMULUS SPENDING

    The Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight 
and Government Spending held a hearing on the two-year 
anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the 
stimulus bill) to examine the effects of the stimulus on the 
economy after two years. During ``The Stimulus: Two Years 
Later'' hearing, economists and policy experts from a wide 
range of universities and public policy institutes testified 
about the results of the stimulus. Economist Russell Roberts at 
George Mason University summed up the views of the majority of 
the panel when he declared in his testimony that ``the results 
have been deeply disappointing.''
    A follow-up hearing held by the Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending, held on 
September 13th was entitled ``Take Two: The President's 
Proposal to Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs.'' This 
hearing revisited the failure of the first stimulus to meet its 
goals and discussed how the President's most recent proposal, 
``The American Jobs Act,'' might suffer a similar fate. Experts 
from academia, think tanks, and financial institutions 
testified. On the President's proposal for more stimulus, 
Professor John Taylor of Stanford University stated, ``I think 
that makes it worse. Even the people who use these models to 
say it's going to boost the economy, always emphasize its 
short-term. So it's not a fixing growth.'' In conjunction with 
this hearing, the Full Committee released a report entitled, 
``Doubling down on failure: before asking for a new stimulus 
package, will the Obama administration admit failure?'' which 
compared the actual results of the 2009 stimulus with the 
predicted outcomes to demonstrate that it failed even by its 
self-imposed metrics for success. On Wednesday March 20th, the 
full Committee held a hearing titled ``Oversight of the 
Department of Energy's Stimulus Spending.'' The hearing 
addressed the Committee's ongoing investigation of the 
Department of Energy's weatherization and `green energy' loan 
programs, with a particular focus on the administrative and 
management-related challenges the DOE has faced in implementing 
these programs. Secretary Chu testified, admitting in response 
to questions from Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan that DOE 
loaned out money to agencies with a 50% probability of failure. 
Chu denied that political connections to the White House had 
anything to do with the loans.

                      FINANCIAL SECTOR REGULATION

    In January 2011, the Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Bailouts and the Foreclosure Crisis: Report of the Special 
Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program'' and 
heard testimony from Neil Barofsky, Special Inspector General 
for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). In his testimony 
he concluded that ``the Home Affordable Modification Program 
(``HAMP'')--has been beset by problems from the outset and, 
despite frequent retooling, continues to fall dramatically 
short of any meaningful standard of success.'' In late March, 
the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of 
Public and Private Programs held a hearing entitled ``Has Dodd-
Frank Ended Too Big to Fail?'' Mr. Barofsky testified that the 
costs of TARP included ``the increased moral hazard and 
potentially disastrous consequences associated with the 
continued existence of financial institutions that are `too big 
to fail.''' Additionally in March, the TARP Subcommittee held a 
Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on Government Organization, 
Efficiency and Financial Management on the state of the 
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), entitled ``Financial 
Management, Work Force, and Operations at the SEC: Who's 
Watching Wall Street's Watchdog?'' where the Subcommittees 
heard from SEC Chairwoman Mary Schapiro, as well as other 
current and former SEC officials. In May, the Subcommittee on 
TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private 
Programs held a hearing, entitled ``Who's Watching the 
Watchmen? Oversight of the Consumer Financial Protection 
Bureau.'' The Subcommittee heard testimony from Elizabeth 
Warren, Assistant to the President, and Special Advisor to the 
Secretary of the Treasury, along with several experts from 
universities and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, about the new 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    In June 2011, the Subcommittee held a hearing titled, ``The 
Changing Role of the FDIC.'' At the hearing, Chairman Bair 
explained the FDIC's new authority via the Dodd-Frank Act, 
regulations regarding risk retention, new categorizations of 
``systemically important financial institutions,'' and 
suggested items for Congress to examine in years to come. In 
September and October 2011, the Subcommittee held two hearings 
on crowdfunding as a new and necessary means to improve small 
business capital formation. Additionally, in September, there 
was a Joint Hearing by the House Oversight TARP Subcommittee 
and the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations entitled, ``Potential Conflicts of Interest at 
the SEC: The Becker Case.'' The witnesses included SEC Chairman 
Mary Schapiro, SEC Inspector General H. David Kotz, and former 
SEC General Counsel David Becker. At the hearing, Inspector 
General Kotz and Chairman Schapiro recognized and admitted to 
poor-decision making and structural problems within the 
Commission's ethics office--which signed off on David Becker's 
involvement with the liquidation of Bernard Madoff Investment 
Securities LLC, despite a conflict of interest--and announced 
reforms it would institute in the near future.
    In November 2011, the Subcommittee on held the hearing 
``How Roadblocks in Public Markets Prevent Job Creation on Main 
Street,'' that focused on potential solutions to shortages of 
liquidity for smaller and lesser known publicly traded 
companies. The NYSE and the NASDAQ testified in support of the 
Subcommittees ideas on how to allow for public companies to 
purchase liquidity support from broker-dealers.
    In 2012, Committee staff continued its oversight of the use 
of cost-benefit analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission''). On January 5th, Chairman Issa sent 
a letter to Chairman Schapiro detailing the numerous flaws and 
concerns arising out of the Commission's failure to properly 
apply cost-benefit analysis to proposed regulations. On April 
17th, in a hearing before the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs, SEC 
Chairman Mary Schapiro announced the Commission would be 
adopting many of practices urged by Chairmen Issa and McHenry 
in a series of letters in January and February. Commissioner 
Gallagher personally credited this development to the 
Committee. Since the April 17th hearing, Committee staff 
drafted follow-up letters to Chairman Schapiro and the SEC 
Office of the Inspector General. These letters lay out a 
comprehensive plan to ensure implementation of the Committee's 
recommendations.
    On April 5th, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act 
into law. Three key components of the JOBS Act originated in a 
letter from Chairman Issa dated March 22, 2011. In that letter, 
the Chairman sought to motivate the Commission to remove 
regulations that banned general solicitation, capped the number 
of shareholders in non-public companies and effectively banned 
an investing approach known as crowdfunding, which provides 
ordinary investors the ability to invest a limited share of 
their income in non-public small startups. As a result of a 
series of letters and hearings, both in the Full Committee and 
Chairman McHenry's TARP subcommittee, the House Financial 
Services and Senate Banking Committees took up the ideas and 
carried them forward as legislation, which eventually passed as 
part of the JOBS Act this April. These regulatory changes will 
enable increased capital formation by non-public companies, 
which will enable additional investment while subject to less 
costly regulation.

                          CONSUMER PROTECTION

    On March 8, 2011, the full Committee held its first field 
hearing in Baltimore, MD, entitled ``The Foreclosure Crisis.'' 
The Committee took testimony from Maryland Governor Martin 
O'Malley, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mark 
Kaufman of the Maryland Commission on Financial Regulation, 
Jane Wilson from the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, and Iraq 
war veteran Kevin Matthews, who was illegally locked out of his 
home when his bank prematurely moved forward on a foreclosure.
    On March 19, 2012, the full Committee held a field hearing 
in Brooklyn, NY, entitled ``Failure to Recover: The State of 
Housing Markets, Mortgage Servicing Practices and 
Foreclosures.'' The Committee heard testimony from Morris 
Morgan of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 
Suzanne Killian of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Housing 
Finance Agency General Counsel Alfred Pollard and 
representatives from Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Bank, 
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and CitiMortgage. NY Supreme Court 
Justice Arthur Schack, Meghan Faux of South Brooklyn Legal 
Services and Edward Pinto of the American Enterprise Institute 
also testified about impacts of the foreclosure crisis on our 
housing markets.

                          GOVERNMENT WATCHDOGS

    In February 2011, the Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled ``Waste and Abuse: The Refuse of the Federal Spending 
Binge'' during which the Committee heard from the Comptroller 
of the United States and several private sector witnesses about 
the 2011 Government Accountability Office's High Risk List (an 
ongoing series of GAO reports that detail the highest risk and 
most problematic programs in the federal government). In early 
March the Full Committee held another hearing entitled ``The 
Refuse of the Federal Spending Binge II: How U.S. Taxpayers are 
Paying Double for Failing Government Programs'' that examined a 
new report by the GAO focusing on duplicative federal 
government programs.
    In June, the Government Organization, Efficiency and 
Financial Management Subcommittee held a hearing entitled ``IRS 
E-file and Identity Theft,'' which examined the growing problem 
of tax fraud perpetuated by identity theft. Commissioner 
Douglas Shulman testified and personally apologized to victims 
of identity theft and tax fraud. The Subcommittee held a 
follow-up hearing in November to address IRS's inability to 
identify or prevent tax fraud.
    The Subcommittee also addressed waste, fraud and abuse in 
the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which were responsible for 
almost $70 billion in improper payments in FY 2010. In July, 
the Subcommittee addressed waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare 
at a hearing entitled, ``Improper Medicare Payments: $48 
Billion in Waste?,'' and in December the Subcommittee had a 
Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on Health Care, District of 
Columbia, Census and the National Archives entitled ``A 
Medicaid Fraud Victim Speaks Out: What's Not Working and Why?''
    On February 15, 2012, the Full Committee held a hearing 
examining proposals to reform the federal government so it is 
more efficient, effective, and responsive to the American 
public. Virginia Senator Mark Warner and Wisconsin Senator Ron 
Johnson both testified alongside other government reform 
experts.
    On February 28, 2012, the Full Committee continued looking 
at government reform from Comptroller General Gene Dodaro on 
the update to the GAO duplicative program report. Oklahoma 
Senator Tom Coburn, whose legislation created the report, 
testified as well. Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford, who 
has advanced legislation to help identify duplicative programs 
for reduction, asked the Comptroller General to summarize the 
cause of government duplication. Mr. Dodaro testified that 
``basically many of these programs start out as well 
intentions, perceptions of need, that there's always not a 
well-documented case for that in the first place, and there's 
an accumulation over time. I mean, the hundred programs in 
Surface Transportation developed over decades. And there's 
really not a regular process other than Congressional oversight 
to look at whether or not these programs are working 
effectively. I think in some cases, part of our recommendations 
are to really tie funding to outcomes, and not just--there's a 
perception that providing money fixes problems.''
    The Full Committee held a hearing in May 2012, ``Where Are 
All the Watchdogs? Addressing Inspector General Vacancies.'' 
The hearing examined how the community of Federal Inspectors 
General is short-handed due to the absence of permanent 
leadership in several agencies. In his opening remarks, 
Chairman Issa noted that There are currently ten vacant IG 
posts. Of those, eight are at agencies where the IG is 
presidentially appointed. Four IG posts have been vacant for 
more than 1,000 days. Five IG vacancies are at cabinet-level 
departments. The State Department has been without a permanent 
IG for more than four years.

                      FEDERAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    On March 9, 2011, the Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management held a 
hearing entitled, ``A Look at the FY2010 Consolidated Financial 
Statements of the U.S. Government'' during which the 
Comptroller General of the United States testified that ``three 
major impediments continued to prevent GAO from rendering an 
opinion on the Federal Government's accrual-based consolidated 
financial statements'' including ``financial management 
problems at the Department of Defense'' and ``the Federal 
Government's ineffective process for preparing the consolidated 
financial statements.'' The Subcommittee held several other 
hearings on federal financial management, including ``Making 
Sense of the Numbers: Improving the Federal Financial Reporting 
Model,'' ``A Look at the FY2010 Consolidated Financial 
Statements of the U.S. Government,'' ``Improper Payments: 
Finding Solutions,'' and ``Financial Management at the 
Department of Homeland Security.''
    On March 1, 2012, the Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management held a 
hearing entitled ``The Status of Government Financial 
Management: A Look at the FY2011 Consolidated Financial 
Statements'' during which the Comptroller General of the United 
States, Daniel Werfel of the Office of Management and Budget 
and Richard Gregg of the U.S. Department of the Treasury 
testified about the problems that exist in addressing continued 
financial management issues. The Subcommittee held another 
hearing on federal financial management on February 7, 2012, 
entitled ``Solutions Needed: Improper Payments Total $115 
Billion in Federal Misspending.'' Senator Thomas Carper (R-DE) 
was present at the hearing to discuss a bill meant to help 
reduce improper payments and other witnesses testified about 
the problems that lead to improper payments and what we can do 
to prevent them. On March 19, 2012, Reps. Todd Platts, Edolphus 
Towns and Gerry Connolly sent a letter to the Committee on 
Appropriations requesting that they consider the increased FY 
2013 budget request of GAO, arguing the agency is ``a critical 
tool in identifying waste and misspending'' in federal 
government programs.
    The Committee has continued its focus on strong federal 
financial management, and is monitoring the Department of 
Defense in its goal to produce auditable financial statements 
by 2017. On September 23, 2011, the Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management held a 
hearing entitled ``The Department of Defense: Challenges in 
Financial Management'' to address shortcomings in DoD's current 
systems and problems the Department will face in trying to 
become auditable. The Subcommittee also addressed financial 
management concerns at the Department of Homeland Security in 
its October 27, 2011, hearing, ``Internal Control Weaknesses at 
the Department of Homeland Security.'' Peggy Sherry, Acting 
Chief Financial Officer of DHS, testified about significant 
weaknesses found in DHS's controls over its financial 
management IT systems. In September, Rep. Todd Platts sent a 
letter to the White House expressing concern over DHS's lack of 
a Senate-confirmed Chief Financial Officer. In November, the 
White House acknowledged Mr. Platts's letter and nominated Ms. 
Sherry as CFO at DHS.
    On March 22, 2012, the Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management held a joint 
hearing with the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial 
Management, Government Information, Federal Services and 
International Security entitled ``New Audit Finds Problems in 
Army Military Pay.'' The hearing investigated a GAO audit 
finding that the Army faces challenges in achieving audit 
readiness due to ``continuing deficiencies'' with payroll 
processes and controls. The Subcommittee took testimony from 
Asif Khan of GAO, Aaron Gillian of DOD, and Jim Watkins and 
Jeanne Brooks of the Department of the Army. LTC Kirk Zucchini 
also testified about his personal experience with military pay 
problems during his 28 years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

                     FEDERAL REAL PROPERTY DISPOSAL

    In May 2011, Chairman Issa sent a letter to the 
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) asking for an estimate of 
President Obama's ``Civilian Property Realignment Act.'' In 
June, the Committee received a response from CBO which stated 
in part that the ``Legislation would probably not result in a 
significant increase in proceeds from the sale of federal 
properties.'' Furthermore, CBO estimates that the legislation 
would increase both direct and discretionary federal spending. 
In July 2011, the Committee held a hearing entitled ``Disposal 
of Federal Real Property: Legislative Proposals.'' At the 
hearing, Theresa Gull, Deputy Assistant Director at CBO's 
Budget Analysis Division, testified on CBO's analysis of the 
President's proposed property disposal legislation. She 
testified that, ``CBO's review of the President's proposal 
concluded that it was not likely to significantly increase 
receipts from sales of federal property in part because there 
is only a limited amount of excess property with significant 
market value and there are numerous legal, practical, and 
political obstacles to the sale of such property.''

                         GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING

    The Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and 
Foreign Operations conducted a hearing entitled ``U.S. Military 
Leaving Iraq: Is the State Department Ready?'' Several 
officials from the Departments of State and Defense testified, 
as well as commissioners from the Commission on Wartime 
Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the Commissioners, 
Grant Green, testified that ``this hearing poses the question, 
`U.S. Military Leaving Iraq: Is the State Department Ready?' 
The short answer is `no,' and the short reason for that answer 
is that establishing and sustaining an expanded U.S. diplomatic 
presence in Iraq will require State to take on thousands of 
additional contractor employees that it has neither funds to 
pay nor resources to manage.''
    On September 15, 2011, the Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations conducted a 
hearing entitled ``Defense Department Contracting in 
Afghanistan: Are We Doing Enough to Combat Corruption?'' The 
hearing examined the Defense Department's investigation and 
handling of contractor payments to possible criminal patronage 
networks and the Taliban. Officials from the Defense Department 
and the Army acknowledged that oversight of the Host Nation 
Trucking contracts was inadequate and could have led to 
payments to insurgents.
    On October 4, 2011, the full Committee conducted a hearing 
entitled ``Where is the Peace Dividend? Examining the Final 
Report to Congress of the Commission on Wartime Contracting.'' 
The hearing featured the Commissioners of the Commission on 
Wartime Contracting and examined waste, fraud, and abuse in 
contingency contracting practices and expenditures in Iraq and 
Afghanistan as set forth in the August 31, 2011 Final Report of 
the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
At the hearing, Chairman Lankford asked, ``Did you run into 
situations where it was a sole source, and you would see a need 
for suspension or debarment, but instead of actually debarring 
them, they would say, `They're essential. We can't function 
without them. So we know they're a bad actor, but we don't have 
any other folks that can help us.''' Commissioner Shays 
responded, ``Countless times.''
    On October 6th, 2011, the Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform conducted a hearing entitled ``Protecting Taxpayer 
Dollars: Are Federal Agencies Making Full Use of Suspension and 
Debarment Sanctions?'' The hearing focused on a recent 
Government Accountability Office report, ``Suspension and 
Debarment: Some Agency Programs Need Greater Attention, and 
Governmentwide Oversight Could Be Improved.'' Witnesses from 
GAO and various government agencies testified regarding wide 
disparities in Executive branch agencies' use of suspension and 
debarment. At the hearing, Chairman Lankford asked ``Common 
sense would seem to suggest these agencies are not looking for 
and thus not uncovering fraud on the part of their contractors. 
In some cases, though, these agencies may simply accept poor 
performance or staff may not complete the file of paperwork or 
help others avoid the same bad contractors in the future.''
    On November 2, 2011, Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and 
Procurement Reform conducted a hearing entitled ``Are 
Government Contractors Exploiting Workers Overseas? Examining 
Enforcement of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.'' The 
hearing explored federal agency implementation of the 
provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and 
allegations of abusive labor practices by prime and 
subcontractors performing services in Iraq and Afghanistan, as 
well as at other United States embassies and consulates. 
Witnesses included representatives from CRS and GAO, as well as 
the Inspectors General from the State Department and Department 
of Defense. Sam McMahon, a lawyer who specializes in 
trafficking cases, testified, ``The problem is transparency and 
reporting. There are not enough agents on the ground to report 
this conduct. It has to be the responsibility of the prime 
contractor. But now the prime contractor has no incentive and 
all the disincentive in the world to report the conduct. It 
makes the prime contractor look bad if they do report it, and 
they get no incentive for engaging in reporting.''
    On November 16, 2011, the Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and 
Procurement Reform conducted a hearing entitled ``On the 
Frontlines in the Acquisition Workforce's Battle Against 
Taxpayer Waste.'' The hearing examined the critical role of 
federal government acquisition professionals who are charged 
with ensuring that government procurements are competitive and 
effectively overseen so as to avoid waste, fraud, abuse, and 
mismanagement. The hearing highlighted the obligations and 
challenges of the acquisition workforce in the face of the 
evolving complexities of the current acquisition system. 
Witnesses included the Administrator for the Office of Federal 
Procurement Policy, as well as witnesses from defense 
Acquisition University and Federal Acquisition Institute. Dan 
Gordon, OFPP Administrator, testified that, ``My priority 
number one has been strengthening the federal acquisition 
workforce. That means look for opportunities for training. It 
means do outreach. We need to--the second priority is fiscal 
responsibility. We need to buy less. We need to buy smarter. 
One of the benefits of buying smarter is that it reduces the 
burden on the federal acquisition workforce. Strategic 
sourcing, by having vehicles in place government-wide means 
that individual contracting officers don't need to run 
competitions for contracts. That reduces their workload and is 
helpful. Rebalancing our relationship with contractors, whether 
it's improving the communication, part of Mythbusters, or 
seeing to it that we're doing better contract oversight.''
    On November 17, the full Committee conducted a Business 
Meeting. One measure considered was H.R. 3433, the Grant Reform 
and New Transparency (GRANT) Act of 2011. The bill was approved 
by a voice vote. The legislation, introduced by Oversight 
Subcommittee on Technology and Information Policy Chairman 
James Lankford, R-Okla., directs agencies to establish uniform 
standards for how they notice, award, and disclose the tens of 
billions of taxpayer dollars spent each year through 1,670 
discretionary grant programs.
    On Febuary 7, 2012, the Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform held a hearing entitled ``Jobs for Wounded Warriors: 
Increasing Access to Contracts for Service Disabled Veterans,'' 
which examined the systemic and pervasive failure of the 
federal government to provide Congressionally-mandated economic 
opportunities to wounded warriors. Subsequently, a draft bill 
was prepared to address contracting inequalities for veteran-
owned small businesses when competing for government contracts 
within the small business programs authorized by Section 8a of 
the Small Business Act. The bill is currently awaiting 
additional sponsors and has been referred to the House Veterans 
Committee. At the hearing, Congressman Meehan asked, ``Why is 
the Department of Veterans Affairs doing a fairly decent job of 
at least meeting their goal--3%--and some of the other critical 
agencies, HHS and others, sort of so woefully behind? What do 
they do well that the other agencies don't do to meet their 3% 
requirement?''
    On Febuary 17, 2012, the Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform held a hearing entitled ``How Much Is Too Much? 
Examining Duplicative IT Investments at DOD and DOE.'' The 
hearing addressed whether government agencies have adequate 
processes and procedures in place to avoid wasting taxpayer 
money by buying redundant or overlapping IT systems that 
perform functions such as acquisition management, case 
management or document management. Based upon the findings and 
conclusions of that hearing, draft legislation has been 
prepared to address greater efficiencies in the Government's 
use and acquisition of IT goods and services.
    On March 27, the Subcommittee on Technology, Information 
Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform held 
a hearing entitled ``Labor Abuses, Human Trafficking, and 
Government Contracts: Is the Government Doing Enough to Protect 
Vulnerable Workers?'' This hearing was a follow-up to the 
Subcommittee's November 2, 2011 hearing highlighting potential 
widespread abuses of workers providing labor to U.S. government 
contractors. The hearing examined proposals designed to end the 
practice of trafficking submitted by the Department of Defense, 
Office of the Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness, and 
the Office of Inspectors General from the Department of State 
and Department of Defense. It addressed proposed legislation to 
enhance oversight to end abusive labor practices in overseas 
contracting. At the hearing, Senator Rob Portman testified 
that, ``This cuts across all party lines, philosophical lines 
because it's really about something much more fundamental. And 
that's who we are as a people. It's about respecting and 
protecting human dignity. This legislation, as my colleague has 
talked about, is designed to ensure that the contracting 
dollars that come from our taxpayers after all are spent in a 
manner that's consistent with our deeply held values as a 
nation. And it's a lot of money--over $20 billion a year in 
Afghanistan and Iraq alone.''

                    OPEN GOVERNMENT AND TRANSPARENCY

    In late March, the Full Committee held a hearing entitled, 
``Why Isn't the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the 
President's Standard on FOIA?'' and issued a staff report 
entitled ``A New Era of Openness? How and Why Political Staff 
at DHS Interfered with the FOIA Process'' to determine why DHS 
was not following President Obama's promise of more openness 
and transparency. Chairman Issa began the hearing by outlining 
DHS's FOIA problems, saying ``now two full years into the Obama 
administration, Congressional investigators have uncovered 
evidence that career FOIA professionals at DHS have been 
compromised in their statutory compliance by the intrusion of 
DHS political staff into the department's FOIA procedures.''
    The Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, 
Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform held a 
hearing in March to examine how technology could be used to 
create transparency entitled ``Transparency Through Technology: 
Evaluating Federal Open-Government Initiatives.'' In June, 
based on the Committee's oversight work, Chairman Issa 
introduced the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act 
(DATA), which will make Federal spending data uniformly 
downloadable and machine-readable. The same month, the 
Committee reported the DATA Act to the House, and Sen. Mark 
Warner introduced companion legislation in the Senate.
    In July, the Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the 
failure of Federal agencies' management systems to produce 
useful, accurate information on grants, contracts, and other 
spending. Then-Federal CIO Vivek Kundra testified that open-
government policies can save taxpayers' money by illuminating 
waste, but only if the government ensures the accuracy and 
usefulness of its data. The Committee collected information on 
agency financial management data systems, and released its 
findings publicly online after the hearing. Meanwhile, the 
Committee continued its aggressive oversight of agencies' 
failure to produce auditable financial statements, including 
hearings by the Subcommittee on Government Organization, 
Efficiency and Financial Management on financial control 
weaknesses at the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
    In March 2012, the Subcommittee on Technology, Information 
Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and Procurement Reform 
held a hearing entitled, ``FOIA in the 21st Century: Using 
Technology To Improve Transparency in Government.'' The purpose 
of the hearing was to examine ways to better utilize technology 
to meet federal FOIA obligations and solicit stakeholder 
opinions about the best ways to do so. Witnesses at the hearing 
included Miriam Nisbet, Director of the National Archives and 
Records Administration's Office of Government Information 
Services; Andrew Battin, Director of the Environmental 
Protection Agency's Office of Information Collection; Melanie 
Ann Pustay, Director of the Department of Justice's Office of 
Information Policy; and Sean Moulton, Director of OMB Watch's 
Federal Information Policy Division. Hearing testimony 
revealed, among other things, that the Obama administration's 
FOIA compliance was substantially below the compliance rate of 
the two prior administrations. The Committee released a staff 
report scorecard in conjunction with the hearing.
    In April 2012, Chairman Issa sent a letter to Attorney 
General Eric Holder requesting clarification of the Department 
of Justice's recent publication of a notice referencing its 
Office of Information Policy as a ``FOIA Ombudsman.'' Chairman 
Issa questioned the characterization and noted that DOJ's use 
of the term conflicted with the statutorily established role of 
the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of 
Government Information Services, which was effectively set up 
to serve as a federal FOIA ombudsman. Chairman Issa also 
requested further information from DOJ to determine the 
agency's basis for classifying OIP as the authority for 
resolving federal FOIA disputes, and noted that ``DOJ's 
proposal to offer dispute resolution between agencies and FOIA 
requesters oversteps its statutory authority.''

                           INFORMATION POLICY

    The full Committee held a joint hearing in February 2012 
with the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
entitled ``America's Presidential Libraries: Their Mission and 
Their Future'' at which the Archivist of the United States and 
several directors of individual presidential libraries 
testified about the services that presidential libraries 
provide to Americans. The full Committee also held a hearing on 
``Presidential Records in the New Millennium: Updating the 
Presidential Records Act and Other Federal Recordkeeping 
Statutes To Improve Electronic Records Preservation.'' The 
Archivist of the United States and the Chief Information 
Officer of the White House Office of Administration testified 
about possible improvements to the Presidential Records Act 
that could arise from current technological advances.

                           TECHNOLOGY POLICY

    In May 2011, the National Security, Homeland Defense and 
Foreign Operations Subcommittee held a hearing, 
``Cybersecurity: Assessing the Immediate Threat to the United 
States'' to examine cybersecurity. Several private sector 
witnesses testified, as well as Sean McGurk from the National 
Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security, 
who informed the Subcommittee that ``The United States 
confronts a combination of known and unknown vulnerabilities, 
strong and rapidly expanding adversary capabilities, and a lack 
of comprehensive threat and vulnerability awareness.''
    In July 2011, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee 
held a hearing, ``Cybersecurity: Assessing the Nation's Ability 
to Address the Growing Cyber Threat'' to further examine 
cybersecurity. Witnesses from across the Federal Government, to 
include the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of 
Justice, the Department of Defense, and the Department of 
Commerce, discussed the cyber threat as well as the need to 
develop stronger strategic partnerships with the private 
sector. Witnesses responded to questions related to the 
aggressive nature of cyber attacks and the growing need to 
address weaknesses in the nation's information technology 
supply chain. The hearing also included a thorough discussion 
of the Administration's current cybersecurity legislative 
proposal.
    On April 26 2012, on a unanimous voice vote, the Federal 
Information Security Amendments Act of 2012 (H.R. 4257) was 
approved by the House of Representatives. During the House 
Oversight and Government Reform Full Committee Markup on April 
18, 2012, the bill was also approved on a unanimous bipartisan 
voice vote. H.R. 4257 enhances the Federal Information Security 
Management Act (FISMA) of 2002 by improving the framework for 
securing information technology systems. It also establishes a 
mechanism for stronger oversight of information technology 
systems by focusing on automated and continuous monitoring of 
cybersecurity threats and regular ``threat assessments.''

             FEDERAL REGULATION AND THE REGULATORY PROCESS

    From the beginning of the 112th Congress, excessive federal 
regulation and the regulatory process hindering job creation 
has been a priority of the Committee, and the Committee held a 
series of hearings on the subject. In February, the Full 
Committee held a hearing entitled ``Regulatory Impediments to 
Job Creation'' during which the Committee heard from a variety 
of business leaders and policy experts. The Committee also 
released a 97 page staff report entitled ``Assessing Regulatory 
Impediments to Job Creation'' to document specific examples of 
government regulations that businesses say hinder job creation.
    In April 2011, the Committee held a field hearing in San 
Jose, California on ``Policies Affecting High Tech Growth and 
Federal Adoption of Industry Best Practices.'' The Committee 
heard from several leaders in the tech industry about how 
government regulations affect their businesses, including 
Google and Microsoft. The Full Committee held two more field 
meetings on federal regulation in April entitled, ``Regulatory 
Impediments to Job Creation: Assessing the Cumulative Impact of 
EPA Regulation on Farmers'' and ``Federal Policies Affecting 
Innovation and Job Growth in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical 
Industries.''
    The Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight 
and Government Spending also held a series of hearings on the 
topic: ``Assessing the Cumulative Impact of Regulation on U.S. 
Manufacturers,'' ``Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation: The 
Cost of Doing Business in the Construction Industry,'' 
``Assessing the Impact of EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations on 
Small Business,'' ``Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation in 
the Northeast Part I,'' and ``Regulatory Impediments to Job 
Creation in the Northeast Part II.'' Additionally, the 
Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, 
Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform held several 
hearings on the subject: ``Unfunded Mandates and Regulatory 
Overreach,'' ``Unfunded Mandates and Regulatory Overreach Part 
II,'' and ``Regulatory Barriers to American Indian Job 
Creation.''
    In June 2011, the Full Committee held a field hearing in 
Charleston County, South Carolina entitled, ``Unionization 
Through Regulation: The NLRB's Holding Pattern on Free 
Enterprise'' to examine the National Labor Relations Board's 
(NLRB) decision to sue The Boeing Company for alleged unfair 
labor practices connected to the company's decision to build 
``Dreamliner'' 787s in South Carolina. The hearing exposed how 
the NLRB's action against Boeing would impact the thousands of 
Boeing employees at a non-union worksite in South Carolina.
    In September 2011, the Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled ``How a Broken Process Leads to Flawed Regulation.'' 
The hearing focused on the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs' oversight of federal regulatory agencies, the 
regulatory process, and the impact of regulations on the 
economy. The Committee released a 34-page report in conjunction 
with the hearing, which detailed the multiple ways federal 
agencies seek to advance a political agenda, while avoiding the 
transparency and the checks and balances of the congressionally 
designed system. The Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, 
Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending also held a series 
of hearings to better understand the employment impacts of 
various regulations: ``The Gainful Employment Regulation: 
Limiting Job Growth and Student Choice,'' ``Lights Out: How EPA 
Regulations Threaten Affordable Power and Job Creation,'' and 
``The Price of Uncertainty: How Much Could DOT's Proposed 
Billion Dollar Hours of Service Rule Cost Consumers This 
Holiday Season.''
    On January 2, 2012, the Subcommittee held a hearing 
entitled, ``Volt Vehicle Fire: What Did NHTSA Know and When Did 
They Know It?'' At this hearing, the Subcommittee examined 
safety issues surrounding the lithium-ion battery system of the 
Chevrolet Volt and similar safety concerns of other advanced 
vehicle technologies. The question before the Committee was 
whether the Federal Government's partial ownership of General 
Motors created an inappropriate conflict-of-interest for the 
regulator responsible for evaluating the safety concerns 
surrounding GM's marquee vehicle, the Chevy Volt. Mr. Daniel F. 
Akerson, Chairman and CEO of General Motors and David L. 
Strickland, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration testified at the hearing.

                       DOMESTIC ENERGY PRODUCTION

    In May 2011, the Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Pain at the Pump: Policies that Suppress Domestic Production 
of Oil and Gas'' where EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson 
testified. The Committee also released a staff report the same 
day entitled ``Impact of Statements by President, Energy 
Secretary about Raising Energy Costs on Americans Seen in 
Administration Policies.'' Chairman Darrell Issa introduced the 
hearing by stating that ``the United States has the largest 
reserves in the world--resources that can provide good-paying 
American jobs and fuel our economic expansion. Standing between 
that energy and U.S. consumers is an obstacle course of 
government red tape, regulation, delays and obfuscations.'' In 
May, the Full Committee held a field hearing in Bakersfield, 
California entitled, ``Pathways to Energy Independence: 
Hydraulic Fracturing and Other New Technologies.'' Also in May, 
the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and 
Government Spending held a hearing on ``How Federal Reserve 
Policies Add to Hard Times at the Pump'' to determine how 
actions of the Federal Reserve increase the price of gas for 
consumers.
    In June 2011 the Full Committee released a 36 page report, 
``The BP Oil Spill Recovery Effort: The Legacy of Choices Made 
by the Obama Administration,'' which documented how the 
decisions made by the Obama Administration delayed relief to 
the citizens of the Gulf Coast, while simultaneously hindering 
development of our natural resources. In conjunction with this 
report, the Full Committee held a hearing, ``Making the Gulf 
Coast Whole Again: Assessing the Recovery Efforts of BP and the 
Obama Administration After the Oil Spill,'' where the Committee 
heard directly from Gulf Coast residents about how the response 
was affecting their daily lives and ability to earn a living.
    In September 2011, the Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled, ``How Obama's Green Energy Agenda Is Killing Jobs,'' 
which explored the implications of government programs designed 
to transition the United States from traditional energy sources 
to ``green,'' or renewable, energy for the purpose of job 
creation and economic growth. At this hearing, the Chairman 
released a 36 page report which explained why the 
Administration's policy to favor ``Green Job'' creation over 
traditional job creation is fundamentally flawed and actually 
detrimental to the economic recovery. The Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending 
also held a series of hearings to examine the impact of 
Administration policies on domestic energy production. In July, 
the Subcommittee heard from a diverse panel of Americans 
negatively affected by EPA's policy with respect to the 
permitting process of coal mining in Appalachia at its hearing 
entitled, ``EPA's Appalachian Energy Permitorium: Job Killer or 
Job Creator?'' Witnesses at the hearing included West Virginia 
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, as well as mining 
executives from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and a union 
representative from Local 5958 and Co-Chair of the Mountain Top 
Mining Coalition.
    In February 2012, the Full Committee traveled to Corpus 
Christie, Texas for a field hearing entitled, ``Exploring All 
the Energy Options and Solutions: South Texas as a Leader in 
Creating Jobs and Strengthening the Economy.'' This hearing 
analyzed the contributions that Texas, particularly South 
Texas, is making to power the American economy. According to 
the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas produces more 
energy than any other in the Union. It ranks number one in 
crude oil production and Texas refineries account for one-
fourth of the total amount of U.S. petroleum refining capacity. 
Texas also leads the country in natural gas production, 
producing approximately 30 percent of the nation's supply. Ms. 
Elizabeth Ames Jones, Chairman of the Railroad Commission of 
Texas testified, along with several energy executives.
    In March 2012, the Full Committee began to examine the 
manner in which DOE has spent stimulus funds and held a hearing 
entitled, Oversight of the Department of Energy's Stimulus 
Spending at which Secretary Chu testified. In conjunction with 
this hearing, the Committee issued two reports: ``The 
Department of Energy's Weatherization Program: Taxpayer Money 
Spent, Taxpayer Money Lost''; and ``The Department of Energy's 
Disastrous Management of Loan Guarantee Programs.'' The 
Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs held a follow up hearing on 
May 16, 2012, entitled, ``The Obama Administration's Green 
Energy Gamble: What Have All The Taxpayer Subsidies Achieved?'' 
Executives from Abound Solar, First Solar, Nevada Geothermal, 
among others testified before the Subcommittee.
    On May 31, 2012, the Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled, ``Rhetoric vs. Reality: Does President Obama Really 
Support an ``All-of-the-Above'' Energy Strategy?'' This hearing 
questioned President Obama's claim of support for all forms of 
domestic energy production. Witnesses revealed that his 
Administration continues to be engaged in regulatory efforts 
aimed to slow down production of fossil fuels. The same day, 
the Subcommittee on Technology held a companion hearing 
entitled, ``Rhetoric vs. Reality, Part II: Assessing the Impact 
of New Federal Red Tape on Hydraulic Fracturing and American 
Energy Independence.'' The Subcommittee hearing took a close 
look at the impact of two federal actions to regulate the 
practice of hydraulic fracturing, which could damage efforts to 
become energy independent. Witnesses included state regulators 
from Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Utah, as well as 
representatives from the EPA and DOI.

                 EPA REGULATORY ACTIONS AND LITIGATION

    The Full Committee held a field hearing in Salinas, 
California, on ``Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation: 
Assessing The Cumulative Impact of EPA Regulation on Farmers'' 
where the Committee heard from a variety of farmers and small 
business leaders about how EPA rules hinder job creation. 
Richard Smith, the owner of Paraiso Vineyards, told the 
Committee ``legislators presumably intend to codify good ideas. 
Unfortunately, most legislation is followed by regulatory fiats 
by unelected boards and/or staff; these subsequent `rules' 
often complicate and/or compromise the original good 
intentions.'' The Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus 
Oversight and Government Spending held a hearing entitled, 
``Assessing the Impact of EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations on 
Small Businesses.'' During the hearing, Keith Holman, Deputy 
Executive Director of the National Lime Association, 
highlighted the negative effects of EPA regulations on small 
business owners when he stated that ``while the GHG rules took 
effect only three months ago, we already see a chilling effect 
on lime companies' plans to modernize or expand their plants 
because of the great uncertainty surrounding GHG permitting. 
This in turn makes it less likely that lime companies will 
create new jobs.''
    In November 2011, the Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled: ``Lights Out II: Should EPA Take A Step Back to Fully 
Consider Utility MACT's Impact on Job Creation.'' This hearing 
featured testimony from Virginia Attorney General Kenneth 
Cuccinelli, II and the Deputy Administrator of U.S. EPA, Robert 
Perciasepe. According to General Cuccinelli, ``The MACT rule, 
while raising electricity prices generally, directly increases 
prices for electricity produced by coal. As I noted before, 
Appalachian Power supplies a significant portion of the 
electricity in southwest Virginia, and a majority of its power 
supply is generated from coal. So the poorest citizens of my 
state will face the largest electric price increases because of 
the MACT rule.'' At this hearing, Mr. Perciasepe conceded that 
EPA's jobs analysis failed to look at the impact that higher 
energy prices would have on employment.
    The Committee has also launched an investigation into the 
Administration's fuel economy standards for light and heavy 
duty vehicles jointly issued by EPA, the California Air 
Resources Board (CARB), and the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration (NHTSA). The Committee is concerned that these 
standards were negotiated in secret, outside the scope of law, 
and could generate significant negative impacts for consumers. 
In furtherance of this investigation, the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending 
also held a hearing on October 2011 entitled ``Running on 
Empty: How the Obama Administration's Green Energy Gable Will 
Impact Small Business and Consumers.'' At this hearing, Jeremy 
Anwyl, C.E.O. of Edmunds.com testified that auto executives 
felt they had a ```gun to their head,' and by that I think they 
are referring to the threat of a California opt-out, California 
waiver.''

                       HEALTHCARE AND DRUG POLICY

    The Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, 
Census and the National Archives held a hearing entitled, 
``Obamacare: Why the Need for Waivers'' in mid March 2011 to 
examine the process by which the Administration awards waivers 
to exempt certain companies from the new healthcare law. 
Chairman Trey Gowdy began the hearing by asking in his opening 
statement ``in light of over 1000 companies requesting waivers 
from the burdens of this law, what did the President mean when 
he said, `if you like your health insurance, you can keep it' 
and where are the failings of this law that necessitate a 
waivers process?'' The Subcommittee then heard from several 
experts. In April, the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
government-run healthcare programs entitled ``Waste, Abuse and 
Mismanagement in Government Healthcare'' during which the 
Subcommittee heard from a variety of public and private sector 
experts at the federal and state level about government 
healthcare programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
    In June 2011, the Subcommittee held a hearing titled ``FDA 
Medical Device Approval: Is There a Better Way?'' The Committee 
heard from Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, a top political appointee at 
FDA, as well as a panel of experts on delays in the FDA 
approval process for medical devices. In July 2011, the 
Subcommittee held a hearing titled ``Fulfilling a Legal Duty: 
Triggering a Medicare Plan from the Administration'' in 
response to the Obama Administration's failure to comply with 
their legal requirement to introduce legislation to reduce 
Medicare's reliance on general revenue. At the hearing, Chuck 
Blahous, one of the two public trustees of the Medicare program 
testified that Congress should use the Medicare cuts in the 
Affordable Care Act to extend the solvency of Medicare rather 
than increasing government spending on new health care 
entitlement programs. The Subcommittee held two hearings this 
year focused on Obamacare's impact on employers and jobs. The 
first hearing was titled ``Impact of Obamacare on Job Creators 
and Their Decision to Offer Health Insurance'' and consisted of 
a panel of employers testifying about the law's employer 
mandate to offer health insurance as well as several of the 
law's new regulations and taxes. At the hearing, Andrew Puzder, 
CEO of CKE Restaurants testified, ``[T]he ironically named 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act presents all 
American businesses with huge regulatory and economic hurdles 
that inhibit economic growth. . . . Apart from the actual 
burden of this legislation, it has contributed to the sense--
which is quite common among our franchisees--that their own 
government has no idea how businesses operate and no 
sensitivity whatsoever to the challenges they and their 
consumers are confronting in these difficult times.''
    The second hearing titled ``Obamacare's Employer Penalty 
and Its Impact on Temporary Workers'' focused on the adverse 
impact that President Obama's health care law will have on 
staffing firms and temporary workers. During the question 
period, Mr. Gowdy spoke to witness John Uprichard, President 
and CEO of Find Great People International: ``The thing that I 
was struck by when you and I met and talked is there wasn't a 
partisan comment that came out of your mouth. . . . I, to this 
day, do not know your politics, and frankly it's none of my 
business. The entire extent of our conversation was your 
concern for whether or not you were going to have to lay off 
your workers because of this.''
    In September 2011, the Subcommittee held a hearing titled 
``Examining Abuses of Medicaid Eligibility Rules'' with witness 
testimony about how non-indigent people can qualify for 
Medicaid to pay for their long-term care services. Janice 
Eulau, an assistant administrator for Medicaid Services in 
Suffolk County, New York testified, ``We're seeing, you know, 
people often come in and they have total resources of over 
$300,000, $400,000 total. That's beyond their home, beyond pre-
paid burial expenses, beyond those things that they're allowed 
to have. . . . Probably most of the people that do some kind of 
Medicaid planning could at least pay for three to six months of 
care on their own, and many could pay for two years or more.''
    In September 2011, Chairman Issa and Chairman Gowdy became 
Members of the Repeal Community Living Assistance Services and 
Supports Program (CLASS) Working Group with 12 other members of 
the House and Senate. The working group produced a report 
titled ``CLASS' UNTOLD STORY: Taxpayers, Employers, and States 
on the Hook for Flawed Entitlement Program.'' The Committee 
drafted two letters that were sent from the CLASS Working Group 
to Secretary Sebelius with questions about the sustainability 
of the CLASS Program as well as the Administration's plans to 
implement the program. The efforts of the Repeal CLASS Working 
Group were likely influential in the Administration's decision 
to stop implementation of the CLASS Program due to serious 
concerns about the program's sustainability.
    The Committee released a report in October 2011 with 
estimates that we requested from the Joint Committee on 
Taxation on the distributional impact of Obamacare's health 
insurance tax subsidies. The report titled ``Uncovering the 
True Impact of the Obamacare Tax Credits: Increases the 
Deficit, Expands Welfare through the Tax Code, and Implements a 
New Marriage Tax Penalty.'' In conjunction with the release of 
the report, the Subcommittee held a hearing titled ``Examining 
Obamacare's Hidden Marriage Penalty and Its Impact on the 
Deficit''. One of the other issues explored at the hearing was 
the incentive that employers will have to drop or reconfigure 
workplace health insurance in order to take advantage of the 
law's subsidies and pass costs to taxpayers.
    In November 2011, the Subcommittee held a hearing titled 
``Drug Shortage Crisis: Lives are in the Balance,'' which 
focused on government laws and price controls that could be at 
the root of the crisis. Ted Okon, executive director of 
Community Oncology Alliance, testified that ``[f]aced with the 
prospect of diminishing returns from low-priced, discounted, 
and rebated drugs, the incentive to stay in the market is 
reduced. This has led to fewer manufacturers producing these 
products.''
    The Subcommittee on Health Care continued its oversight of 
waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the Medicaid program 
with a December 2011 hearing titled ``A Medicaid Fraud Victim 
Speaks Out: What's Going Wrong and Why?'' and a April 2012 
hearing titled ``Is Government Adequately Protecting Taxpayers 
from Medicaid Fraud?'' Both of the hearings were joint 
subcommittee hearings; the December 2011 hearing was conducted 
with the Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency 
and Financial Management, and the April 2012 hearing was 
conducted with the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus 
Oversight and Government Spending.
    At the December 2011 hearing, the Subcommittees heard the 
testimony of Richard West, a severely disabled Vietnam veteran 
who was a victim of Medicaid fraud. Mr. West's Medicaid-
financed benefits were supposed to be provided by Maxim 
Healthcare, but Maxim billed the Medicaid program for a 
significant amount of care that Mr. West never received. Mr. 
West contacted both the state of New Jersey and CMS to inform 
them of the problem, but he was ignored. At the hearing, Mr. 
West testified, ``They don't come out and say `We don't believe 
you.' They just don't return your calls, don't answer your 
letters, don't respond to your emails. You are a burden to 
them, creating paperwork for them. It's easy for them to do 
nothing.'' Ultimately, Mr. West filed a successful lawsuit 
under the False Claims Act joined by the federal government, 
which ended up recovering more than $150 million. Members on 
both sides of the aisle were outraged with both Maxim's 
fraudulent billing practices and with the government's lack of 
effective oversight. Congressman Gowdy stated, ``This is why 
people have lost trust in the institutions of government and 
why our fellow citizens have so little trust that we are 
spending their money as carefully as we would spend our own.''
    The joint Subcommittee hearing co-chaired by Congressmen 
Gowdy and Jordan featured testimony from three witnesses with 
intimate knowledge of specific practices in three states that 
led to massive amounts of taxpayer funds spent fraudulently 
through the Medicaid program. Dr. Gabriel Feldman, who filed a 
successful lawsuit against New York City, testified about the 
presence of a Medicaid industrial complex in New York City that 
enabled fraud in New York City's Medicaid-financed home health 
care program. Dr. Christie Ellis, a Texas orthodontist, 
testified about the scheme in Texas that resulted in Texas's 
Medicaid program spending more on braces that the rest of the 
Medicaid programs throughout the country spent on braces. Mr. 
David Feinwachs, a former key employee of the Minnesota 
Hospital Association, testified about a sophisticated scheme in 
Minnesota that resulted in the state overpaying the state's 
insurance companies that provided coverage to Medicaid 
enrollees in order to leverage the federal Medicaid 
reimbursement and cross-subsidize state-only health insurance 
programs.
    Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Congresswoman Michelle 
Bachmann (R-MN) gave opening statements at the hearing based 
upon their work uncovering the problems in Minnesota's program. 
Congresswoman Bachmann stated, ``With limited information on 
data quality, CMS cannot ensure that States' managed care rates 
are appropriate, which places billions of federal and state 
dollars at risk for misspending.' Billions of dollars at risk. 
This is unacceptable. It appears that a lack of proper auditing 
has fostered a breeding ground for Medicaid fraud.'' The final 
panel at the hearing consisted of CMS Medicaid director Cindy 
Mann answering Members' questions about CMS' failure to prevent 
or even detect the problems in New York, Texas, and Minnesota. 
The Commissioner of Minnesota's Department of Human Services 
Lucinda Jesson was also a witness at the final hearing and she 
faced questions about both the nature of UCare's $30 million 
repayment to the state and the inappropriately high rates the 
state was paying insurance companies through the Medicaid 
program.
    In February 2012, the full Committee held a hearing titled 
``Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama 
Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of 
Conscience?'' on the HHS mandate that all employer-provided 
health insurance must cover contraception, abortifacients, and 
sterilization procedures. The Committee heard from two panels 
of witnesses that objected to the HHS rule and the narrow 
religious exemption that would have required numerous faith-
based organizations to violate some of the central teachings of 
their faith. Bishop William Lori testified, ``It is a question 
of government reaching into the internal governance of 
religious bodies and making a requirement contrary to church 
teaching.'' Rabbi Meir Soloveichik testified, ``This is 
absolutely an issue of religious freedom and only of religious 
freedom. There are members of this Committee or of Congress or 
of the Executive Branch who are concerned about access to 
contraception. They can seek through legislation or otherwise 
to ensure greater access to that. . . . What they cannot do--
and that's why we're here today--is to achieve this end by 
trampling on the religious freedoms and liberty of conscience 
of Americans.'' Dr. Allison Garrett, Senior Vice President for 
Academic Affairs at Oklahoma Christian, testified, ``This 
debate is not about whether women have the right to obtain 
these drugs. Rather, this debate is about whether those who 
believe that contraceptives or abortion-inducing drugs that 
violate their religious convictions must pay for them. There is 
a vast difference between the right to make a purchase for 
oneself and requiring someone else to pay for it.''
    The Committee also released two reports in the first half 
of 2012. In March 2012, the Committee released a report 
entitled ``Impact of President Obama's Health Care Law on 
Jobs.'' The report, which highlighted Congressional testimony 
of numerous business owners, described how Obamacare's many 
taxes and mandates will harm job creation. In April 2012, the 
Committee released a report entitled ``Uncovering Waste, Fraud, 
and Abuse in the Medicaid Program.'' The report, which 
accompanied the joint Subcommittee hearing, described three 
major instances of Medicaid waste, fraud, and abuse and the 
ongoing failure at CMS to adequately protect taxpayer dollars 
spent through the program.

                        THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    The D.C. Subcommittee held a hearing in March 2011 on the 
District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP). 
The DCOSP's authorization ended in 2009, and the doors were 
closed to new entrants. In fact, 216 students who had been 
offered scholarships had those offers revoked. Subcommittee 
Chairman Gowdy took testimony from parents and students 
affected by the end of the successful DCOSP. In May 2011, the 
subcommittee held a hearing on the fiscal sustainability of the 
D.C. budget. Testimony was heard from Mayor Gray, Council 
Chairman Kwame Brown, former control board chairwoman Alice 
Rivlin, and D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi.
    The D.C. Subcommittee held a hearing in June 2011 on the 
security of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 
(WMATA). Our rail and subway systems have always been a 
terrorist target, especially in our nation's capital. The 
hearing examined policies in place to ensure all necessary 
measures are being taken to protect the American people who use 
the DC Metro system. To ensure this, the hearing focused on 
coordination efforts between the several jurisdictions that 
oversee the system and surrounding infrastructure to make 
certain there are no security gaps between the federal, state, 
local and related entities. Testimony was heard from WMATA 
General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles, Metro Transit Police 
Chief Michael Taborn, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, 
and Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin.
    In January 2012, the D.C. Subcommittee held a hearing on 
the Administration's decision to allow indefinite camping by 
individuals protesting with the ``Occupy DC'' movement in 
McPherson Square, an area under the control of National Park 
Service, and the consequences of that decision. Chairman Gowdy 
took testimony from the Director of the National Park Service 
Jonathan Jarvis, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department 
Cathy Lanier, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice of the 
District of Columbia Paul Quander, Jr., Director of the 
District of Columbia Department of Health Mohammad Akhter, 
M.D., and Mr. Timothy Zick, a Cabell Research Professor of Law 
at William and Mary School of Law.

                           FEDERAL WORKFORCE

    The Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, 
and Labor Policy held three hearings exploring issues affecting 
the federal workforce. At the March 9, 2011 hearing entitled, 
``Are Federal Workers Overpaid?'' Chairman Dennis Ross made it 
clear that ``the Members of this Subcommittee recognize that 
our talented federal workforce performs critically essential 
missions throughout the government, on behalf of our nation. We 
appreciate their service.'' Ross also noted that despite the 
fact that the President had declared a two-year pay freeze, 
roughly $1 billion worth of pay increases would be handed out 
each year due to the practice of ``step'' or ``time-in-grade'' 
increases awarded purely on tenure. At that hearing, the 
Subcommittee heard testimony from John Berry, director of the 
Office of Personnel Management. Berry argued that those step 
increases were necessary for employee retention, and promised 
to work with subcommittee Chairman Ross and full committee 
Chairman Issa to evaluate that policy. After the hearing, Ross 
and Issa requested that GAO conduct a comprehensive pay and 
benefit survey to answer key questions in dispute about the 
comparability of federal employee and private sector pay.
    An April 13th hearing examined the Federal Employee 
Compensation Act, the ``workers' compensation'' system used by 
federal agencies and the U.S. Postal Service, which has been 
criticized for keeping some workers on its system who are long 
since eligible for retirement. The Subcommittee found broad 
consensus amongst agency IGs for reform of the system. In May, 
the Subcommittee examined several proposals to reduce the size 
of the federal workforce through attrition, bringing Rep. 
Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, and Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania 
before the committee to testify. After examining these and 
other proposals at the hearing, Chairman Issa, Chairman Ross, 
and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, 
introduced H.R. 2114, a bill to reduce the size of the federal 
workforce by 10% by the year 2015 through attrition.
    The Subcommittee continued its oversight of issues 
affecting the federal workforce. At the June 1, 2011 hearing 
entitled, ``Official Time: Good Value for the Taxpayer?'' 
Chairman Ross underscored the need for the federal government 
to release information on official time usage in a timely 
manner. In 2009, the federal government spent nearly three 
million hours of official time on union activities in 2009, at 
a cost of $129 million. Ross also expressed concern that little 
evidence exists that official time is improving government 
productivity.
    On July 27, 2011, Chairman Ross held a hearing to examine 
the administration of the Thrift Savings Plan, including its 
investment options, participation rates, and expenses. Greg 
Long, Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift 
Investment Board, discussed additional legislative changes 
requested by the Board to ensure the plan continues to meet 
participant needs.
    During the November 15, 2011 hearing entitled, ``Back to 
the Basics: Is OPM Meeting Its Mission?'' the Subcommittee 
examined the Office of Personnel Management's efforts to 
modernize the federal government's hiring and retirement claims 
systems. The Subcommittee found OPM had no business plan to 
move from the current antiquated, paper-based process and 
reduce the backlog of 60,000 claims. The Subcommittee also 
examined OPM's failed launch of an in-house jobs board, for 
which OPM Director Berry OPM admitted the agency underestimated 
both the systems and software challenges.
    On January 25, 2012, the Subcommittee continued its review 
of federal employee compensation with a hearing entitled, 
``Retirement Readiness: Strengthening the Federal Pension 
System.'' During the hearing, the Subcommittee focused in 
options in reforming the federal pension system to bring it 
more in line with the private sector workforce and ensure 
pension benefits are available to current and future 
annuitants. The Subcommittee examined the pension formula for 
Members of Congress, which results in a more generous 
retirement benefit.
    On May 16, 2012, the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled, 
``Hatch Act: Options for Reform.'' The hearing followed the 
Committee's June 2011 hearing, at which a bipartisan panel 
expressed support for making substantive changes in the Hatch 
Act statute. The Subcommittee examined legislation introduced 
to repeal the Hatch Act's arbitrary restrictions on state and 
local government workers who seek to run for elected office, 
and heard testimony from witnesses on the need for legislation 
that preserves the intent of the Hatch Act and reflects the 
realities of today's federal workplace. Subcommittee members 
also discussed the intent behind the statutory exemption that 
allows federal labor organizations and certain federal employee 
organizations to solicit, accept, or receive political 
contributions within their membership.

                      UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

    The Full Committee and the Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy conducted 
oversight of the United States Postal Service, regarding fiscal 
sustainability and the prevention of a dollar for dollar 
taxpayer-funded bailout. The Subcommittee held a hearing in 
March with newly appointed Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, 
Postal Regulatory Commission Chair Ruth Goldway, and postal 
industry experts to discuss what the Subcommittee called the 
``Looming Crisis at USPS.'' The Subcommittee identified the key 
concern with the fiscal health of USPS- workforce costs 
represented 80% of expenses. Donahoe returned to testify to the 
Full Committee on April 5, 2011, at a hearing examining the 
sustainability of those costs in light of the recently signed 
contract with the largest postal union, the American Postal 
Workers Union. The Subcommittee also held a hearing featuring 
testimony from the businesses that make up the rest of the 
postal industry. The Committee is working on legislation that 
will allow USPS to return to fiscal sustainability and avoid a 
taxpayer funded bailout.
    On June 15, 2011 the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, 
U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy conducted the Committee's 
fourth oversight hearing of this Congress focusing on whether 
the Postal Service could afford to maintain its current level 
of infrastructure. The following week, Chairman Issa and 
Subcommittee Chairman Ross introduced H.R. 2309, the Postal 
Reform Act, a bill designed to immediate restructure and reform 
USPS and prevent the need for a taxpayer funded bailout of the 
Postal Service. On September 21, 2011 the Subcommittee held a 
business meeting where an amended version of H.R. 2309 was 
favorably reported to the full committee by a recorded vote of 
8 to 5. At an October 13, 2011 business meeting, the full 
committee considered H.R. 2309. During the markup, a proposal 
to retroactively recalculate USPS pension liabilities to create 
an artificial financial windfall for the Postal Service was 
defeated by a vote of 17-20. After a total of 15 amendments 
were adopted, H.R. 2309 was ordered reported to the House of 
Representatives by a recorded vote of 22-18.
    In March 2012, the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. 
Postal Service, and Labor Policy conducted an informational 
hearing on a United States Postal Service proposal to take over 
the administration of health care benefits from the Office of 
Personnel Management. At the hearing, Postmaster General 
Donahoe spoke in favor of the plan, arguing in his testimony 
that a USPS-administered health plan would save $7 billion per 
year. However, a second witness, Walton Francis, a federal 
health care expert, strongly questioned whether the planned 
savings were achievable.

                                 CENSUS

    On March 6, 2012, the Subcommittee on Health Care, District 
of Columbia, Census, and the National Archives held a hearing 
entitled: ``The Pros and Cons of Making the Census Bureau's 
American Community Survey Voluntary.'' The successor to the 
Census Long Form, the American Community Survey (ACS) is sent 
to 3 million randomly selected addresses every year and under 
provisions of title 13 and title 18, U.S.C., those selected are 
legally obligated to complete the survey. The personal nature 
of several of the questions, however, has raised privacy 
concerns, which the hearing examined. Testifying at the 
hearing, Representative Ted Poe argued that ``there is no 
compelling state interest that should allow this intrusion into 
private lives,'' and reiterated his support for H.R. 931, a 
bill he has introduced to make the ACS voluntary. Other 
witnesses at the hearing, including Robert Groves, then the 
Director of the Census Bureau, argued that the information 
compiled by the ACS is vital to the proper allocation of 
federal spending and very useful to private sector businesses. 
It was also discussed that making the ACS voluntary would 
increase the costs of administering the survey, due to a lower 
response rate.

                NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN OPERATIONS

    In May 2011, the Subcommittee on National Security, 
Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations continued a series of 
hearings on issues in wounded warrior care that examined the 
transition of members of the military who are wounded in action 
from the Department of Defense to the Department of Veterans 
Affairs. The Subcommittee heard testimony from officials at the 
Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs as well as the GAO 
which had uncovered problems in the transition of members of 
the military between the two departments. In May, the 
Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign 
Operations held a hearing entitled, ``USAID: Following the 
Money'' to examine how efficiently USAID uses federal funds. 
Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID, and Donald Gambatesa, 
Inspector General for USAID testified before the Subcommittee.
    In June 2011, the Subcommittee conducted hearing to examine 
Venezuela's sanctionable activity and what steps the 
Administration is taking to curtail that behavior. Also in 
June, the Subcommittee heard testimony from senior government 
witnesses about the state of our nation's cybersecurity. In 
July, the Subcommittee held its second hearing examining the 
TSA's efforts to secure airports and passengers. Members heard 
testimony from private and public sector witnesses about 
challenges and possible solutions.
    In September 2011, the Subcommittee continued its oversight 
of corruption along the military's supply chain in Afghanistan, 
including whether the Pentagon has taken sufficient steps to 
eliminate possible extortion. In October, the Subcommittee held 
its second hearing on the progress of the Defense and State 
Department transition to a civilian-led mission in Iraq.
    In November 2011, the Subcommittee conducted a hearing to 
examine whether the Obama Administration's diplomatic strategy 
has made any impact on Iran's progress toward obtaining a 
nuclear weapon. It also sought to determine whether the State 
Department will be prepared to defend itself against Iranian 
engagement in Iraq after the December 31, 2011, troop 
withdrawal deadline. In December, the Subcommittee heard 
testimony from the IG community about the challenges and 
solutions for more effective oversight in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    In February 2012, the Subcommittee on National Security, 
Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations continued its oversight 
of Afghanistan operations by conducting a hearing entitled, 
``Are Changes in Security Policy Jeopardizing USAID 
Reconstruction Projects and Personnel in Afghanistan?'' The 
Subcommittee addressed the potential impact of Afghanistan 
President Hamid Karzai's Presidential Decree 62 upon the safety 
and security of U.S. Agency for International Development 
projects and personnel in Afghanistan. In particular, the 
hearing examined the issues raised by a March 9, 2012 
Management Alert sent to US Agency for International 
Development Afghanistan Mission Director Dr. S. Ken Yamashita 
by Acting Special Inspector General for Afghanistan 
Reconstruction Steven Trent. Members heard testimony from the 
office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan 
Reconstruction, as well as a representative from USAID.
    In March 2012, the Subcommittee on National Security, 
Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations continued its oversight 
of the Department of Veterans Affairs by conducting a hearing 
entitled, ``Preventing Stolen Valor: Challenges and 
Solutions.'' The Subcommittee addressed issues arising from the 
fabrication of military service records and awards by those who 
fraudulently seek to obtain personal and professional benefit. 
In particular, the hearing examined the federal government's 
ability to maintain adequate databases to track and promptly 
access service records, as well as the extent to which those 
records are made available to those seeking verification. 
Members heard testimony from the Defense Department, the 
National Archives and Records Administration, the veteran 
community, and a private sector military records archivist.

                           HOMELAND SECURITY

    The Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and 
Foreign Operations held a hearing in March on the use of full 
body scanners by the Transportation Security Administration 
(TSA) in airports. The Subcommittee received testimony from 
several experts in the private sector, as well as two TSA 
administrators. The Subcommittee also heard testimony from 
Sharon Cissna, a member of the Alaska State House of 
Representatives, and a repeated victim of invasive TSA 
searches. In April, the Subcommittee held a hearing entitled, 
``Tsunami Warning, Preparedness and Interagency Cooperation: 
Lessons Learned'' to understand the Federal Government's level 
of preparation for a tsunami in the United States. Additionally 
in April, the Subcommittee held a hearing on border security 
entitled, ``The Border: Are Environmental Laws and Regulations 
Impeding Security and Harming the Environment?'' A variety of 
current and former government officials testified, including 
former Border Patrol Agent George Zachary Taylor, who declared 
that ``there is a tremendous difference of opinion between what 
the Law Enforcement Officers working along the Arizona-Mexico 
Border believe is the current state of National Security and 
Public Safety there and what the Department of Homeland 
Security Officials represent as the current state of National 
Security and Public Safety along that very same border.''
    In July, the Subcommittee heard testimony from senior 
government witnesses about the state of our nation's 
cybersecurity. Also in July, the Subcommittee held its second 
hearing examining the TSA's efforts to secure airports and 
passengers. Members heard testimony from private and public 
sector witnesses about challenges and possible solutions.
    In March 2012, the Committee on Oversight and Government 
Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
conducted a joint hearing entitled ``TSA Oversight Part III: 
Effective Security or Security Theater?'' The Committees 
examined the successes and challenges associated with Advanced 
Imaging Technology, the Screening of Passengers by Observation 
Techniques program, the Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential, and other security initiatives administered by the 
Transportation Security Administration. Members heard testimony 
from senior Transportation Security Administration officials, 
the Coast Guard, and the Government Accountability Office.
    In May 2012, the Committee on Oversight and Government 
Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
conducted a joint hearing entitled, ``TSA Oversight Part IV: Is 
TSA Effectively Procuring, Deploying, and Storing Aviation 
Security Equipment and Technology?'' The Committees examined 
issues associated with the procurement, deployment, and storage 
of airport security related equipment. Members heard testimony 
from the Transportation Security Administration, the Department 
of Homeland Security Inspector General, and the Government 
Accountability Office.

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

    DOJ's Operation Fast and Furious--The Committee has been 
investigating DOJ's fundamentally flawed gun trafficking 
investigation since February 2011. Fast and Furious relied on 
the tactic of ``gunwalking''--ATF agents abandoned surveillance 
on known straw purchasers who were known to be obtaining 
weapons on behalf of Mexican drug cartels. Fast and Furious 
allowed roughly 2,000 firearms to walk. Only a fraction of the 
Fast and Furious guns have been recovered, mostly at crime 
scenes in Mexico. This reckless operation finally came to end 
after the death of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry. The Committee 
has issued two subpoenas, one to former ATF Acting Director 
Kenneth Melson and another to Attorney General Eric Holder. 
Although the Committee has received approximately 7,000 
documents, the Justice Department continues to refuse to comply 
fully with the subpoena. The Committee has held four hearings 
and conducted numerous transcribed interviews with both ATF and 
DOJ officials. The Committee has also raised the possibility of 
contempt proceedings with the Justice Department.
    Politicization of the Office of Special Counsel--The 
Committee is investigating OSC's Hatch Act investigation and 
report regarding political activity in the Bush White House 
Office of Political Affairs. As part of an ongoing oversight 
effort, the Committee continues to monitor OSC and the White 
House regarding their respective abilities to scrutinize Hatch 
Act compliance and resolve conflicts in a timely manner that 
protects taxpayers' interests. The Committee held a hearing on 
Hatch Act reform and conducted a series of transcribed 
interviews related to OSC's flawed Hatch Act investigation and 
report.
    Politicization of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission--The 
Committee is investigating politicization of the NRC during the 
chairmanship of Gregory Jaczko. The Committee is also examining 
allegations that Jaczko has been abusive to staff and hostile 
top his colleagues on the Commission. The Committee wrote a 
number of letters to Jaczko, issued a 62-page report and held a 
hearing on the matter at which all 5 commissioners testified. 
Jaczko announced his resignation pending the nomination of his 
replacement on May 21, 2012. The Committee will continue to 
encourage the White House to take prompt action to prevent 
further damage to the agency.
    Oversight of the Community of Inspectors General--The 
Committee is responsible for oversight of the community of 
federal inspectors general. Toward that end, the Committee held 
a hearing on the proliferation of vacant IG posts during the 
Obama administration. The Committee provided oversight and 
support to the Securities and Exchange Commission as the agency 
dealt with a crisis at its Office of the Inspector General. The 
Committee also collected and logged open and unimplemented IG 
recommendations for the fourth consecutive year.
    DARPA Contracting Conflicts--The Committee has conducted an 
investigation for approximately nine months into possible 
impropriety related to Defense Advanced Research Projects 
Agency contracting. The contracts in question were awarded over 
the last two years to a company co-owned by DARPA Director 
Regina Dugan. The Committee has reviewed thousands of documents 
produced by the Defense Department and conducted transcribed 
interviews of current and former DARPA officials.
    Countrywide's VIP Loan Program--The Committee is 
investigating the VIP loan program operated by Countrywide 
Financial Corporation. Countrywide used the program to give 
discounted loans and other preferential treatment to Members of 
Congress, congressional staff, federal employees, and employees 
of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Pursuant to a subpoena, the 
Committee received more than 100,000 documents from Bank of 
America, which acquired Countrywide. During the 112th Congress, 
the Committee has also conducted four transcribed interviews 
with current and former Bank employees.
    Misuse of the SSI label by TSA--The Committee is 
investigating allegations that political appointees at TSA use 
the Sensitive Security Information (SSI) designation to 
withhold embarrassing or damaging information. Alternatively, 
TSA public affairs staff are alleged to have released actual 
SSI to the press for public relations purposes. The Committee 
has obtained documents from whistleblowers and the Department 
of Homeland Security and conducted transcribed interviews of 
current and former TSA employees.
    False and Misleading Border Crossing Data--The Committee is 
investigating allegations from Customs and Border Patrol agents 
that the Department of Homeland Security knowingly publishes 
false and misleading border crossing data. According to CBP 
insiders, the agency misrepresents the number of ``got 
aways''--individuals who illegally cross the southwest border 
and are never caught or otherwise accounted for. In response to 
a letter from Chairman Issa and Subcommittee Chairman Chaffetz, 
the Committee has obtained documents and a series of briefings.
    Agency Conference Spending--On April 2, 2012, the General 
Services Administration's Office of the Inspector General 
issued a report finding significant waste and potential 
criminal activity occurred in conjunction with the planning and 
execution of the Public Building Service's Western Regions 
Conference (WRC). The WRC was held in October 2010 at the 
luxurious M Resort and Spa just off the Las Vegas strip. The 
conference cost taxpayers approximately $840,000. On April 16, 
2012, at a full Committee hearing, Members examined the details 
surrounding the WRC and the lessons learned. In an effort to 
determine whether excessive conference spending is a 
government-wide problem, Chairman Issa wrote to all Cabinet-
level Departments and additional agencies requesting conference 
information.
    Fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
(SNAP)--In February 2012, Scripps Howard News Service published 
an investigation finding that numerous SNAP vendors who were 
previously disqualified from the program were able to re-
qualify due to lapses in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 
system for approving vendors. In early March 2012, the 
Committee held a hearing and heard from several witnesses. 
Although USDA's Under Secretary with responsibility for the 
SNAP program assured Committee Members that fraud is declining, 
the Pennsylvania Inspector General (PA IG) stated that caseload 
trends in her office show the exact opposite. The PA IG bluntly 
told the Committee that fraud in SNAP is on the rise. The 
Chairman sent a follow-up letter to the USDA Under Secretary 
asking for clarification and offering to continue the dialogue 
on methods to improve SNAP fraud prevention.

VI. Delineation of Any Hearings Held Pursuant to Clauses 2(n), (o), or 
                                  (p)


                              CLAUSE 2(N)

     March 2, 2011--Pushing the Envelope: The Looming 
Crisis at USPS (Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal 
Service and Labor Policy)
     April 5, 2011--Are Postal Workforce Costs 
Sustainable? (Full Committee)
     May 12, 2011--The District of Columbia's Fiscal 
Year 2012 Budget: Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability (Subcommittee 
on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National 
Archives)
     May 26, 2011--Rightsizing the Federal Workforce 
(Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and 
Labor Policy)
     June 1, 2011--Official Time: Good Value for the 
Taxpayer? (Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal 
Service and Labor Policy)
     June 1, 2011--Duplication, Overlap and 
Inefficiencies in Federal Social Welfare Programs (Subcommittee 
on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government 
Spending)
     June 14, 2011--Achieving Transparency and 
Accountability in Federal Spending (Full Committee)
     June 23, 2011--Improving Oversight and 
Accountability in Federal Grant Programs (Subcommittee on 
Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and 
Procurement Reform)
     July 14, 2011--Transparency and Federal Management 
IT Systems (Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, 
Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform)
     September 13, 2011--Take Two: The President's 
Proposal to Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs (Subcommittee 
on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government 
Spending)
     November 2, 2011--The Green Energy Debacle: Where 
Has All the Taxpayer Money Gone? (Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending)
     November 16, 2011--Pay for Performance: Should 
Fannie and Freddie Executives Be Receiving Millions in Bonuses? 
(Full Committee)
     March 27, 2012--Can a USPS-Run Health Plan Help 
Solve its Financial Crisis? (Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, 
U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy)
     April 16, 2012--Addressing GSA's Culture of 
Wasteful Spending (Full Committee)
     May 10, 2012--Where Are All the Watchdogs? 
Addressing Inspector General Vacancies (Full Committee)

                              CLAUSE 2(O)

     January 26, 2011--Bailouts and the Foreclosure 
Crisis: Report of the Special Inspector General for the 
Troubled Asset Relief Program (Full Committee)
     February 16, 2011--Making Sense of the Numbers: 
Improving the Federal Financial Reporting Model (Subcommittee 
on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial 
Management)
     March 9, 2011--A Look at the FY2010 Consolidated 
Financial Statements of the U.S. Government (Subcommittee on 
Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management)
     July 28, 2011--Improper Medicare Payments: $48 
Billion in Waste? (Subcommittee on Government Organization, 
Efficiency and Financial Management)
     September 23, 2011--The Department of Defense: 
Challenges in Financial Management (Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management)
     March 1, 2012--The Status of Government Financial 
Management: A Look at the FY2011 Consolidated Financial 
Statements (Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency 
and Financial Management)
     March 22, 2012--New Audit Finds Problems in Army 
Military Pay (Joint Hearing of the Subcommittee on Government 
Operations, Efficiency and Financial Management and the Senate 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government 
Information, Federal Services, and International Security)

                              CLAUSE 2(P)

     March 10, 2011--Financial Management, Work Force, 
and Operations at the SEC: Who's Watching Wall Street's 
Watchdog? (Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and 
Bailouts of Public and Private Programs)
     March 16, 2011--TSA Oversight Part I: Whole Body 
Imaging (Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense 
and Foreign Operations)
     March 30, 2011--Has Dodd-Frank Ended Too Big to 
Fail? (Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of 
Public and Private Programs)
     March 31, 2011--Why Isn't the Department of 
Homeland Security Meeting the President's Standard on FOIA? 
(Full Committee)
     April 5, 2011--Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement in 
Government Health Care (Subcommittee on Health Care, District 
of Columbia, Census and the National Archives)
     May 10, 2011--Financial Management at the 
Department of Homeland Security (Subcommittee on Government 
Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management)
     May 24, 2011--Who's Watching the Watchmen? 
Oversight of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
(Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of 
Public and Private Programs)
     May 25, 2011--Cybersecurity: Assessing the 
Immediate Threat to the United States (Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations)
     June 2, 2011--Making the Gulf Coast Whole Again: 
Assessing the Recovery Efforts of BP and the Obama 
Administration After the Oil Spill (Full Committee)
     June 2, 2011--IRS E-File and Identity Theft 
(Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and 
Financial Management)
     June 2, 2011--FDA Medical Device Approval: Is 
There a Better Way? (Subcommittee on Health Care, District of 
Columbia, Census and the National Archives)
     June 15, 2011--Postal Infrastructure: How Much Can 
We Afford? (Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal 
Service and Labor Policy)
     June 22, 2011--Lasting Implications of the General 
Motors Bailout (Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus 
Oversight and Government Spending)
     June 22, 2011--The Changing Role of the FDIC 
(Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of 
Public and Private Programs)
     June 24, 2011--Washington Metropolitan Area 
Transit Authority: Is There a Security Gap? (Subcommittee on 
Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National 
Archives)
     July 7, 2011--Cybersecurity: Assessing the 
Nation's Ability to Address the Growing Cyber Threat (Full 
Committee)
     July 12, 2011--Fulfilling a Legal Duty: Triggering 
a Medicare Plan from the Administration (Subcommittee on Health 
Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives)
     July 13, 2011--TSA Oversight Part 2: Airport 
Perimeter Security (Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland 
Defense and Foreign Operations)
     July 14, 2011--Consumer Financial Protection 
Efforts: Answers Needed (Full Committee)
     July 27, 2011--Disposal of Federal Real Property: 
Legislative Proposals (Full Committee)
     September 15, 2011--Defense Department Contracting 
in Afghanistan: Are We Doing Enough to combat Corruption? 
(Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and 
Foreign Operations)
     September 15, 2011--Crowdfunding: Connecting 
Investors and Job Creators (Subcommittee on TARP, Financial 
Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs)
     September 21, 2011--Examining Abuses of Medicaid 
Eligibility Rules (Subcommittee on Health Care, District of 
Columbia, Census and the National Archives)
     September 22, 2011--Potential Conflicts of 
Interest at the SEC: The Becker Case (Subcommittee on TARP, 
Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs)
     October 4, 2011--Where is the Peace Dividend? 
Examining the Final Report to Congress of the Commission on 
Wartime Contracting (Full Committee)
     October 12, 2011--Status Report on the Transition 
to a Civilian-Led Mission in Iraq (Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations)
     November 2, 2011--America's Innovation Challenge: 
What Obstacles Do Entrepreneurs Face? (Subcommittee on TARP, 
Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs)
     November 2, 2011--Are Government Contractors 
Exploiting Workers Overseas? Examining Enforcement of the 
Trafficking Victims Protection Act (Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement 
Reform)
     November 4, 2011--Identity Theft and Tax Fraud: 
Growing Problems for the Internal Revenue Service (Subcommittee 
on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial 
Management)
     November 14, 2011--Delphi Pension Fallout: Federal 
Government Picked Winners and Losers, So Who Won and Who Lost? 
(Full Committee)
     November 15, 2011--Back to Basics: Is OPM Meeting 
Its Mission? (Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal 
Service and Labor Policy)
     November 15, 2011--How Roadblocks in Public 
Markets Prevent Job Creation on Main Street (Subcommittee on 
TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private 
Programs)
     November 30, 2011--Drug Shortage Crisis: Lives are 
in the Balance (Subcommittee on Health Care, District of 
Columbia, Census and the National Archives)
     Jan. 25, 2012--Retirement Readiness: Strengthening 
the Federal Pension System (Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, 
U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy)
     February 7, 2012--Jobs for Wounded Warriors: 
Increasing Access to Contracts for Service Disabled Veterans 
(Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, 
Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform)
     February 28, 2012--Government 2.0: GAO Unveils New 
Duplicative Program Report (Full Committee)
     March 26, 2012--TSA Oversight Part III: Effective 
Security or Security Theater? (Joint Hearing of the Full 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure)
     April 19, 2012--Problems at the Internal Revenue 
Service: Closing the Tax Gap and Preventing Identity Theft 
(Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and 
Financial Management)
     April 25, 2012--Is Government Adequately 
Protecting Taxpayers from Medicaid Fraud? (Joint hearing of the 
Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and 
National Archives and the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, 
Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending)
     May 9, 2012--TSA Oversight Part IV: Is TSA 
Effectively Procuring, Deploying, and Storing Aviation Security 
Equipment and Technology? (Joint Hearing of the Full Committee 
on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure)
     June 7, 2012--Assessing Medicare and Medicaid 
Program Integrity (Subcommittee on Government Organization, 
Efficiency and Financial Management)