More on Oversight
March 20, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after FBI Director James Comey confirmed that his agency is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials:
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today voted in favor of a bipartisan proposal to improve care for veterans by holding VA employees accountable, and against a poison-pill version of the proposal that would undermine collective bargaining rights for VA employees, one-third of whom are veterans; expose whistleblowers to retaliation; and protect high-level executives at the expense of lower-level VA employees.
ICYMI: Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and FBI Director James Comey requesting information about whether Lt. General Michael Flynn fully disclosed—as part of the security clearance and vetting process for his return to government—his communications with and payments from Russian agents, Turkish agents, or any other foreign agents, as well as his payments from foreign sources.
March 3, 2017 Press Release
ICYMI: Yesterday, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) led a bipartisan letter with 163 members of Congress calling on Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) to submit a formal request to the Secretary of the Treasury for President Trump’s tax returns for each of the past ten years.
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement calling for Jeff Sessions’ resignation as Attorney General and the immediate launch of an independent investigation into the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia:
February 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s Presidential Joint Address to Congress:
February 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s House Judiciary Committee vote to block H. Res. 111, a Resolution of Inquiry she has cosponsored that seeks information from the Department of Justice on President Trump’s conflicts of interest, Russia ties, and ethical conduct:
February 24, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today issued a statement after credentialed White House reporters from CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Politico, and the Los Angeles Times were blocked from today’s White House press briefing:
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today called for an independent investigation of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia following Michael T. Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor based on overwhelming evidence that he illegally contacted Russian authorities on behalf of the Trump administration, then covered up his actions, and the subsequent revelation the White House had this information in January and chose not to act.
ICYMI: Today, the Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau, Charles Phalen, Jr., testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about the process used to investigate applicants for security clearances and was asked about highly inflammatory statements reportedly made last year by Steve Bannon, including that he is a “Leninist,” that his “goal” is to “destroy the state,” and that “I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”