Good Government Now and the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group are hosting a panel discussion titled “Can the House Strengthen Civil Enforcement of Subpoenas to the Executive Branch through Rules Changes?” on Capitol Hill this Friday, September 21st, 2018, from 12-1:30pm in Rayburn 2226. A panel of congressional oversight experts will debate the merits of a proposal by Good Government Now Senior Fellow Michael L. Stern to strengthen enforcement of congressional subpoenas of executive branch officials through a change to House rules.
The executive branch has obstructed legislative information gathering with increasing frequency and effectiveness for the better part of the last two decades. A distinguished panel of congressional oversight experts will evaluate the merits of Good Government Now Senior Fellow Michael L. Stern’s proposed “Rule on Information Requests and Subpoenas” as a solution to this problem in a luncheon discussion on Friday, 9/21/18.
American Thinker, May 22, 2017
Yet another deadline in a congressional investigation into wrongdoing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has passed without movement. HUD’s failure to provide all documents requested by Congress is disappointing because it stalls an ongoing investigation of improper salary payments to HUD officials who obstructed an inquiry into improprieties in HUD’s handling of housing fraud lawsuits against the city of St. Paul, Minn.
Group also Credits Secretary Carson for Constructive Steps to Reverse Agency’s Previous Stonewalling
May 22, 2017 – Good Government Now has launched a petition urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fully comply with all requests of congressional investigators who have been probing illegal payments made by HUD to two department officials.