Three senators have sent a letter to the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the failed state-based exchanges (SBE) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Charles Grassley (R-IA), and John Barrasso (R-WY) are seeking information on CMS regarding more than $1 billion in federal funds spent on the state health care exchanges set up under Obamacare.
By New York Times – August 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The State Department inspector general has determined that Huma Abedin, the close confidant of Hillary Rodham Clinton, must return more than $9,000 for alleged overpayments made to her during her time working for the department when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, according to her […]
State Department investigators concluded this year that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules governing vacation and sick leave during her tenure as an official in the department.
The finding — which Abedin has formally contested — emerged publicly Friday after Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) sent letters to Secretary of State John F. Kerry and others seeking more information about an investigation into possible “criminal” conduct by Abedin concerning her pay.
U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley released copies Monday of a two-year-old audit report on the Omaha Housing Authority that the federal government previously had refused to make public.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had rejected public records requests from The World-Herald and others for the report, which was completed in 2013.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, enjoys widespread support for his re-election, from Republicans and Democrats. A Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday shows Grassley has a 68 percent approval rating, and voters favor his re-election by a 54-33 percent.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who recently issued controversial vetoes to slash an education funding bill and reject plans to keep open the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute, has had a dip in his approval rating, according to a statewide poll released Monday.
The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll says Iowa voters give Branstad a 48-43 percent job approval rating, which is the lowest approval rating for the long-time governor since Quinnipiac University began surveys there in 2013.
The big man from New Jersey entered the race with all the chutzpah and hullaballoo that’s marked his five-and-a-half years as governor of the Garden State.
The Justice Department is facing bipartisan criticism for clamping down on government watchdogs’ access to documents, in a decision lawmakers say defies Congress and undermines those tasked with rooting out government misconduct.
The DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel issued a 68-page memo last week that said the department’s inspector general would be required to get permission from the agencies it oversees to obtain wire taps, grand jury testimonies, and credit information. IGs are assigned to audit and conduct internal reviews of federal agencies.
Senator goes inside push for cities to cooperate with federal immigration officials
WASHINGTON — Legislation is starting to move through Congress that would crack down on so-called sanctuary cities where local law enforcement officers have a policy of leaving immigration enforcement up to the feds.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, held a high-profile hearing this week that featured a panel of witnesses who had lost a loved one to crimes by people in the country illegally.