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WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau said on Tuesday that it had created two new top-level positions and filled them with political appointees from outside the agency, an unprecedented move that revived concerns the national population count has turned increasingly partisan.
A group of high-ranking members of Congress is launching an investigation into Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program after being told the U.S. military had to spend $300 million in the last five years on defective and missing parts.
House Democratic chairs on the Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees on Monday called for testimony from senior State Department officials as part of their probe into the ousting of the agency’s independent watchdog last month.
Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) have called for an investigation into Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for possible violations of the Privacy Act of 1974 and undermining legal protections of student borrowers.
The Small Business Administration is illegally stonewalling Congress' watchdog agency from reviewing its handling of a massive coronavirus relief program, House Democrats alleged Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government watchdogs are warning that a legal determination by the Trump administration could severely limit their ability to oversee more than $1 trillion in spending related to the coronavirus pandemic.
CHICAGO — Amazon warehouse workers in New York walked off the job to demand protection against Covid-19. A county judge in Illinois pressed two McDonald’s franchises to work out an agreement with their employees about the supply of masks and hand sanitizer. And grocery store workers at Publix and Trader Joe's in Florida have haggled for hazard pay as they work public-facing jobs.
The Trump administration’s intensifying efforts to block oversight of its coronavirus-related rescue programs are raising new alarms with government watchdogs and lawmakers from both parties amid concerns about the anonymity of companies receiving unprecedented levels of taxpayer funds.
House Democrats are pressing the Department of Homeland Security to explain why it used a drone typically deployed to monitor the border for criminal activity to surveil protesters at a George Floyd rally in Minneapolis.
Lawmakers could take steps to prevent President Donald Trump or other executive branch leaders from undermining the independence of federal watchdogs, according to a new report from Congress' internal audit agency.