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Oversight Committee Announces Hearing on White House Emails

January 17, 2008

From the Oversight Committee: CHAIRMAN WAXMAN SCHEDULES HEARING TO EXAMINE PRESERVATION OF WHITE HOUSE E-MAILS WASHINGTON, DC — On February 15, the Committee will hold a hearing to investigate White House compliance with the Presidential Records Act. Statements made at today's White House press briefing contradict information provided to the Committee, which revealed that a […]

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COMPLICIT: House GOP’s Reckless Campaign to Cover-Up for President Trump’

May 15, 2018

President Trump likes to downplay Russia’s attack on our democracy and continues to undermine the legitimacy of the Special Counsel’s investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal – calling it a “witch hunt” and “based on an illegal act.”  The President is making things up again.  Unlike the GOP’s three-year Benghazi investigation, which found no wrongdoing whatsoever, the Special Counsel’s investigation has resulted in 22 indictments and five guilty pleas. 

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House Passes Electronic Message Preservation Act

July 9, 2008

The House has just passed the Electronic Message Preservation Act, H.R. 5811, by a veto-proof margin of 286-137. The bill modernizes the requirements of the Presidential Records Act and the Federal Records Act in order to ensure that the e-mail records of the White House and of federal agencies are properly preserved. Chairman Henry Waxman […]

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Chairman Waxman Discovers White House Role in Lobbying Against California Vehicle Standards

September 24, 2007

Since June, Chairman Henry Waxman of the Oversight Committee has been investigating attempts by the Department of Transportation to lobby Congress regarding California's efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters, Chairman Waxman cited a phone message received by a Congressional staffer from Heideh Shahmoradi of the Department […]

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Interim Report on RNC Emails and the Presidential Records Act

June 18, 2007

The Oversight Committee has been investigating whether White House officials violated the Presidential Records Act by using e-mail accounts maintained by the Republican National Committee and the Bush Cheney '04 campaign for official White House communications. This interim staff report provides a summary of the evidence the Committee has received to date, along with recommendations […]

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Chairman Conyers Writes to RNC on Relevant Emails

April 12, 2007

In addition to Chairman Waxman’s separate letter to Attorney General Gonzales, Chairman John Conyers and Subcommittee Chairwoman Linda Sánchez have sent a letter to the Republican National Committee requesting they deliver, by next week, emails and any other documents relating to the U.S. Attorney matter: April 12, 2007 Mr. Robert M. Duncan Chairman Republican National […]

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Missing Emails

April 12, 2007

Officials’ e-mail may be missing, White House says Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times – April 12, 2007 The White House said Wednesday that it may have lost what could amount to thousands of messages sent through a private e-mail system used by political guru Karl Rove and at least 50 other top officials, an admission […]

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Waxman Requests Emails

April 4, 2007

Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman writes to RNC Chairman Mike Duncan requesting emails stored on Republican National Committee servers related to the use of federal resources for political purposes. Full letter: April 4, 2007 Mike Duncan Chairman Republican National Committee 310 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 Dear Mr. Duncan: I am writing to request […]

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Chairman Waxman on Preservation of Campaign Emails

March 26, 2007

Citing evidence that senior White House officials are using RNC and other political email accounts to avoid leaving a record of official communications, Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman sent letters today to the Republican National Committee and the Bush-Cheney '04 Campaign directing them to preserve the emails of White House officials and to meet with […]

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300 Days: The 115th Republican Congress By the Numbers

October 30, 2017

300: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of October 29, 2017 153: Days the GOP House has been in session, 41 of which were pro-forma days in which the House gaveled in & out in a matter of minutes & no legislative business was completed

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