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  • Grothman Finds Progress in Regulatory Reform Initiative
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned officials on the effectiveness of three federal agencies’ Regulatory Reform Task Forces during a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules hearing. Witnesses at the hearing included Ms. Rebeckah Adcock, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. Robert Eitel, Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Education and Mr. Charles Keckler, Associate Deputy Secretary of the Departme... Read more

  • Grothman Applauds President for Supporting Welfare Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today applauded President Trump after the president’s remarks in support of welfare reform. “Thank you, President Trump, for bringing sorely-needed welfare reform to the forefront of the country’s conversation,” said Grothman. “I strongly urge the upcoming conference committee to retain the mandatory cuts put in by the House. Congress needs to follow the president’s lead and use these mandatory cuts in the budget reconciliation process to enact welfare ... Read more

  • Grothman: Sue and Settle Process Undermines Our Form of Government
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today examined how agencies and advocacy groups use court-ordered consent decrees, or the “sue and settle” process to develop regulations and reforms for state and local governments during a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs hearing. Witnesses at the hearing included Dr. David Sanders, executive vice president of systems improvement at Casey Family Programs, and The Honorable John Engler, former governor of M... Read more

  • Grothman: Fast and Furious scandal should be one of greatest scandals in American history
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fighting Poverty & Reforming Government

    Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today criticized the Obama administration’s response to Operation Fast and Furious in a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing focused on what is still not known about the scandal six years later. Witnesses at the hearing included Josephine Terry and Robert Heyer, mother and cousin of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was killed as a result of the operation, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms an... Read more

  • 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

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