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November 6, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Legislation Aims to Fix Bad OLC Decision that Stymies IGs



Department of Justice Sign POGO supports the bipartisan Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2015.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 19, 2015

By Sean Moulton

Congress Adds Insult to 9/11 Injuries



9/11 Dust Debris Firefighters Congress lets funding for 9/11 medical assistance for first responders expire, which is just the latest in a series of poor government actions around health and safety issues surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

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Topics: Government Accountability

October 7, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Not Only Foolish, It's Fiscally Irresponsible



Plutonium The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility is over budget, behind schedule, and doesn't have a single customers so why is Congress still funding this billion-dollar boondoggle?

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

September 29, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

VA Whistleblowers Testify at Senate Hearing



VA Whistleblowers Senate Hearing There is an ongoing culture of retaliation and fear across the VA, and those responsible for it are often going unpunished.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 18, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Bipartisan Boot Camp Helps Congressional Staff Sharpen Oversight Skills



Congressional Oversight Boot Camp Attendee Writing Current Hill staffers honed investigative skills by working in bipartisan groups at the Congressional Oversight Boot Camp, as reported by National Journal.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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