• Republicans “Misfire” on Ben Rhodes Hearing

    Oversight Committee Chairman Chaffetz rushed to hold a hearing on Republican accusations that White House advisor Ben Rhodes sold a false narrative to the American people about the Iran nuclear agreement. Ironically, Chaffetz’s star witness at the hearing was John Hannah – Vice President Dick Cheney’s top national security adviser who, as Cummings stated, “wrote the ‘how-to’ manual” on pushing a false White House narrative about weapons of mass destruction. In fact, Hannah admitted under oath yesterday that the Bush Administration’s goal in the run-up to the Iraq war was to “pick out” the intelligence that “made the strongest case that in fact Saddam did have weapons of mass destruction.”
  • Cummings Issues Statement on Valeant’s Pricing Changes

    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement after Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ new CEO, Joseph Papa, announced a plan to offer rebates for two of its hospital-administered heart drugs, Isuprel and Nitropress: “For several years, I have been pressing drug company CEOs to stop treating innocent patients like collateral damage and hospitals like ATMs by raising the price of critical drugs to line their own pockets.
  • Michigan Governor’s Responses to Congress Raise New Concerns About His Testimony

    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released written responses Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s to official questions for the record about his testimony before the Committee on March 17, 2016.