House hearing will scrutinize federal employee health plan

The hearing title asks whether the FEHBP is a "good value" for federal workers. A representative from the American Federation of Government Employees will testify.

The event will be held by the Oversight Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, which is led by second-term Rep. Blake FarentholdRandolph (Blake) Blake FarentholdSenators introduce bill to overhaul sexual harassment policy Freedom Caucus bruised but unbowed in GOP primary fights Five races to watch in the Texas runoffs MORE (R-Texas).

Farenthold recently introduced legislation to encourage the administration to avoid employee furloughs under sequestration.

"Our federal workforce needs to be operating at 100 percent," Farenthold said in a statement March 6.

“My bill will require the Office of Management and Budget to submit a plan to Congress that implements the President’s cuts without harming our civilian employees' ability to keep pace with their demands and provide for their families."