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Stories with person: Jason Chaffetz
  • More than 40 Secret Service staff disciplined in data flap 
    Updated: May-26-16 6:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - Forty-one Secret Service employees found to have reviewed private agency records involving a U.S. congressman have been disciplined, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday.

  • TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-25-16 3:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday.

  • Feds spend billions to run museum-ready computer systems story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 3:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.

  • House GOP gives election-year airing to IRS gripes story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 2:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republicans gave an election-year airing to their complaints about IRS chief John Koskinen Tuesday, telling a GOP-run House committee that he should be impeached for lying to lawmakers and destroying evidence.

  • Utah hearing on federal coal-leasing reform draws hundreds 
    Updated: May-19-16 6:35 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Coal miners and their supporters came out in force to a public hearing Thursday in Salt Lake City, blasting a moratorium on federal coal leases as the latest attack in a war on coal that unfairly blames fossil fuels for climate change and air quality problems.

  • White House: Obama aide won't testify on Iran deal 
    Updated: May-16-16 5:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House says a senior adviser to President Barack Obama won't testify before a House committee about how he promoted the Iran nuclear deal to the public.

  • Security clearance background checks to include social media 
    Updated: May-13-16 12:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Investigators can now probe Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites as a part of background checks for security clearances - something that lawmakers said Friday was a classic case of the government playing catch-up with technology.

  • White House defends aide, fires back at House GOP 
    Updated: May-12-16 5:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House locked horns on Thursday with a House committee chairman over whether a senior aide should testify before Congress about his role in crafting President Barack Obama's public relations campaign in favor of the Iran nuclear deal.

  • DHS released nearly 20,000 criminal immigrants last year 
    Updated: May-11-16 2:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. tried repeatedly to deport Jean Jacques, an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, but his native Haiti wouldn't take him back after he served more than a decade in a state prison for attempted murder and committed multiple parole violations.