Saturday, November 26, 2022

Republicans Put 11 DHS Employees, Including Mayorkas, on Notice; 8 Biden-Related Investigations Likely From House’s New GOP Majority

Republicans put 11 DHS employees, including Mayorkas, on notice:
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are calling nearly a dozen Department of Homeland Security officials to give "voluntary compliance" to testimony requests as they gear up to scrutinize the border crisis and other hot-button topics.
Ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who is poised to lead the Judiciary Committee in the new Congress, named DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and 10 other officials in a letter that called for "unfettered cooperation" and threatened to deploy a "compulsory process" if they fail to cooperate.
"Over the past twenty-one months, we have made several requests for information and documents concerning the operations and actions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components," Jordan wrote in the letter. "To date, you have ignored these requests, or you have failed to respond sufficiently."
House Republicans have long sought to turn up the heat on DHS for the border crisis, the now seemingly defunct "Disinformation Governance Board," and more. Jordan emphasized that Republicans had iterated its information requests multiple times last month, but voiced dissatisfaction with the response. --->READ MORE HERE
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8 Biden-Related Investigations Likely From House’s New GOP Majority:
When Republicans secure a narrow House majority, which appears likely as vote counting continues, it will mean an aggressive oversight agenda in the new year, something the Biden administration largely has avoided from Congress in its first two years.
As of Sunday afternoon, Republicans appeared to control 212 House seats after midterm elections Tuesday—only six short of the 218 needed for a majority in the 435-member chamber. Democrats apparently had won 204 House seats, according to RealClearPolitics, with 19 races yet to be decided.
It’s a different story in the Senate, though, where Democrats will hold on to their majority if The Associated Press proves to have been correct Saturday in calling Nevada’s Senate race for incumbent Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto over Republican challenger Adam Laxalt, as vote counting continued. (With Nevada in their column, Democrats won’t need to win the runoff election next month in the Georgia Senate race, AP noted.)
On Wednesday, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy of California announced his bid for speaker of the House. Although a predicted “red wave” didn’t materialize as voting concluded Tuesday, Republicans will control House committees whether they have a one-seat or a 20-seat majority.
Although other topics could arise, congressional Republicans already have stated plans to look into controversies surrounding the business dealings of Hunter Biden and other members of the president’s family, the crisis on the southern border, the politicization of the Justice Department, and even talk of impeachments.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., likely will go from ranking member to incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Here are eight investigations to expect under GOP leadership of the House in the coming year. --->READ MORE HERE
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