• Cummings Lauds Obama Administration’s Final Rule to “Ban the Box” in Federal Hiring

    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a statement commending the Office of Personnel Management for issuing its final rule to promote fair chance hiring policies for federal competitive civil service positions: “Fair chance hiring policies are supported by a broad bipartisan coalition of Republicans and Democrats because they are a common-sense way to help formerly incarcerated people re-enter the workforce and contribute to our society. I commend the Obama Administration for finalizing this rule, which will help level the playing field and break the harmful cycles of crime, poverty, and scarce opportunities in our communities. Congress should continue these efforts by approving our bipartisan legislation to make these changes permanent.”
  • Top Oversight and Transportation Committee Dems Request Briefing and Documents from GSA on President-Elect Trump’s D.C. Hotel Lease

    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. André Carson, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, sent a letter to the General Services Administration requesting information about the “imminent breach-of-lease and conflict of interest issues created by President-elect Donald Trump’s lease with the U.S. Government for the Trump International Hotel building in Washington, D.C.” The lease bars any “elected official of the Government of the United States” from deriving “any benefit” from the agreement.
  • All Oversight Committee Democrats to Chaffetz: Committee Must Investigate Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

    Today, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Chairman Jason Chaffetz in support of Ranking Member Cummings’ request two weeks ago that the Oversight Committee immediately begin reviewing President-elect Donald Trump’s financial arrangements in order to identify and protect against conflicts of interest.