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  • Grothman Introduces Bill to Suspend Foreign Aid to Countries Refusing to Accept Criminal Immigrants
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today introduced legislation suspending U.S. Foreign Aid to countries that deny or delay accepting their criminal aliens that have been ordered removed from the United States. The bill also requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit a report to Congress once a year that lists the countries refusing to allow their criminal citizens to return. In some cases, these criminal aliens have gone on to commit other crimes after their release. Fo... Read more

  • Grothman Investigates Poor Customer Service at IRS
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned government officials about the failure of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide adequate customer service during a House Oversight and Government Reform joint hearing with the Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules and the Subcommittee on Government Operations. IRS Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement John Dalrymple, Assistant Inspector General, Returns Processing and Account Services for the Tr... Read more

  • Grothman Speaks About Protecting Americans from Identity Theft
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today spoke in an Oversight and Government Reform Committee business meeting about Rep. David Valadao’s (R-Calif.) Social Security Fraud Prevention Act that prohibits agencies from including Social Security numbers on documents sent by mail. Transcript of Grothman’s remarks: “Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for granting me this time to speak today on the Social Security Fraud Prevention Act. “The Social Security Fraud Prevention Act prohibits agencies from incl... Read more

  • Grothman Announces Committee Assignments
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today announced his committee assignments for the 115th Congress. Grothman will sit on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR), the Education and Workforce Committee and the Budget Committee. Grothman will serve on two OGR subcommittees: Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs and the Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee. He will also serve on two Education and Workforce subcommittees: Higher Education and Workforce... Read more

  • Grothman Votes in Favor of Oversight for Midnight Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    (Washington, D.C.) -- Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today voted in favor of the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017. This bill will allow Congress to swiftly respond to so-called midnight rules – when an outgoing administration hurries to implement politically-driven regulations – and overturn them if needed. “While it’s not a new practice, midnight rules are now almost solely used to score last-minute political points,” said Grothman. “Since the impacts of these regulations often outl... Read more

  • Grothman Seeks to Restore Power of the Purse to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    (Washington, D.C.) -- Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) yesterday questioned officials about the use of fines, fees, penalties and settlements to skirt Congress and fund agencies outside the appropriations process in a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing. Excerpts of Grothman’s remarks: “It kind of surprises me the amount of funds that are going around that we probably don’t even know the amount that’s being spent. Can you make suggestions ... Read more

  • Grothman Questions Forest Service on Its Incompetency Addressing Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    (Washington, D.C.) -- Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) about sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the U.S. Forest Service during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing. USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Joe Leonard, Jr., U.S. Forest Service Deputy Chief of Business Operations Lenise Lago and Vice President of the USDA Coalition of Minority Employees/Federal Employee Advocate Lesa Donnell... Read more

  • Grothman Questions DEA Officials About Mismanagement of Confidential Sources
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) about the agency’s Confidential Source (CS) program at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz and DEA Chief of Inspections Rob Patterson provided testimony about the mismanagement of the DEA’s network of 18,000 confidential sources from 2010 to 2015. Excerpts of Grothman’s remarks: “Mr. Horowitz, you reported that the relationships ... Read more

  • Grothman Votes to Stop Ransom Payments to Iran, Disclose Iranian Assets
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Late last week, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) voted on two bills concerning Iran’s finances. Sept. 22, 2016 Vote: Grothman Thursday voted in favor of the Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act (H.R. 5931). The bill stops cash payments to the Iranian government and sets in place a process to ensure that any future settlements with Iran are transparent. The bill also acknowledges that President Obama paid ransom for the return of American hostages held in Iran. “It’s common kno... Read more

  • Grothman Subcommittee Analyzes Government-Owned Properties
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    The House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets, of which Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) is a member, Friday held a hearing on vacant federal properties. Grothman questioned government officials about the excessive number of properties owned by the United States government, specifically the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and how best to get rid of said properties so they don’t continue to drain taxpayer money. Excerpts of Grothm... Read more