Management Failures: Oversight of the EPA, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, June 25, 2014 [open pdf - 4MB]
This is from the June 25, 2014 hearing on "Management Failures: Oversight of the EPA" held before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of Darrell E. Issa: "Today's hearing is in fact critical to our core oversight responsibility. The Environmental Protection Agency is a massive Federal bureaucracy that employs thousands of people and regulates approximately 11 percent of the economy directly, but its impact on energy effectively regulates the prospect for competitiveness of our entire economy. It is an agency with far reaching influence impacting the largest and the smallest corporations in America. While the vast majority of EPA employees are honest and follow the rules, a troubling trend has emerged: a lack of overall supervision and accountability for those employees who cheat the taxpayers. […] I appreciate the administrator appearing here today to discuss the committee's concerns. We are already dealing with one agency, the IRS [Internal Revenue Service], that has suffered a devastating loss of confidence of and from the American people. My fear is the EPA, without major changes, and those changes include how supervisors deal with responsibility for the money and the core rights of the American people, will suffer a similar loss of confidence that hinders their ability to carry out their mission." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sheldon Whitehouse, David Vitter, and Gina McCarthy.
Serial No. 113-138
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