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Tag Archives: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Issa challenges executive privilege claim ahead of contempt vote

WASHINGTON  — With a vote looming to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a House committee chairman is challenging President Barack Obama’s claim of executive privilege, invoked to maintain secrecy for some documents related to a failed ...

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Federal grants will require more scrutiny

State agencies and Maryland nonprofits receiving federal grants will face even more requirements for transparency and accountability under a new board created by President Barack Obama, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget told a grants conference in ...

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Bay advocates say they’re on the defensive

Just a few months ago, many Chesapeake Bay advocates were hopeful Congress would pass legislation that would strengthen federal authority over the bay cleanup and provide billions of dollars to control pollution from storm water and other sources of pollution. ...

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