House committees to hit GSA, TSA with more oversight hearings

It will be the committee's second hearing to address GSA spending practices; the first was in April and addressed GSA's $800,000 conference in 2010, which members of both parties skewered as wasteful in a time of fiscal crisis.

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And the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a subcommittee hearing to examine "misconduct among TSA screeners."

Several other House committees will meet next week to conduct their own oversight of various federal departments and agencies in the last full week of work before Congress is expected to break for the August recess. Among others, committees will meet to discuss the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Department of the Interior.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will also meet to assess plans by the Internal Revenue Service to enforce the 2010 healthcare law through the tax code.

A full description of notable hearings next week follow:

House Armed Services Committee


Aug. 1, "Sequestration Implementation Options and the Effects on National Defense: Administration Perspectives," Acting CBO Director Jeffrey Zients and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter testify
10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn House Office Building

House Energy & Commerce

Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Aug. 2, "Oversight of the Consumer Product Safety Commission," CFTC Commissioners testify
9:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

House Foreign Affairs

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade

Aug. 2, "The State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications: Mission, Operations and Impact"
2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

House Homeland Security

Subcommittee on Transportation Security

Aug. 1, "Breach of Trust: Addressing Misconduct Among TSA Screeners"
10 a.m., 311 Cannon House Office Building

House Natural Resources

Aug. 2, "Oversight of the Actions, Independence and Accountability of the Acting Inspector General of the Department of the Interior"
10 a.m., 1324 Longworth House Office Building

House Oversight and Government Reform

Aug. 2, "IRS: Enforcing ObamaCare's New Rules and Taxes"
9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

House Small Business


Aug. 1, "Know Before You Regulate: The Impact of CFPB Regulations on Small Business"
1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn House Office Building

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Aug. 1, "GSA: A Review of Agency Mismanagement and Wasteful Spending — Part 2"
9 a.m., 2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Aug. 2, "A Review of Amtrak Operations, Part I: Mismanagement of Food and Beverage Services"
10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn House Office Building

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