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The ranking member of the House’s chief investigative committee has vowed to “shine a light on waste, fraud and abuse” in the current administration, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Elijah Cummings, in a statement issued following his reelection as representative of Maryland’s 7th district, bemoaned the fact that oversight of the executive department “has been […]

The upcoming change to Democratic control of the House as a result of Tuesday’s elections could have a substantial impact on policies for federal employees and retirees, lessening the chances of erosion in the value of their benefits while shifting scrutiny away from them and onto political appointees instead. Democrats traditionally have resisted Republican proposals […]

A newly-empowered House Democratic committee chairman vowed on Wednesday to probe efforts by President Donald Trump for using his post to pursue what he called his own ‘financial self-interest.’ But the president immediately signaled his own determination to resist a coming wave of investigations – and tried to intimidate the new opposition by brandishing his […]

In the wake of the Democratic Party’s pending takeover of the House of Representatives after the midterm elections results, Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD.-7) is poised to become the Chairman of the influential House Oversight Committee. Cummings responded to the AFRO’s questions about his new role, which he will assume in January. AFRO: As the new […]