Oversight and Investigations

Chairman:  Tim Murphy (PA-18)
Responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, and programs related to the jurisdiction of the full committee, and for conducting investigations.



Chairman: Tim Murphy (PA)
Vice Chairman: Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Phil Gingrey (GA)
Steve Scalise (LA)
Gregg Harper (MS)
Pete Olson (TX)
Cory Gardner (CO)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Billy Long (MO)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)


Ranking Member: Diana DeGette (CO)
Bruce Braley (IA)
Ben Ray Lujan (NM)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
Kathy Castor (FL)
Peter Welch (VT)
Paul Tonko (NY)
John Yarmuth (KY)
Gene Green (TX)
John D. Dingell (MI) (non-voting)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

July 6, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - In the ongoing effort to fight Medicare fraud, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are seeking the annual data collected on fraud investigations and an explanation of procedures employed by three top contractors hired by the Centers for M

July 6, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: Further, data provided by CMS to the Committee raises concerns about the adequacy of these contractors in identifying fraudulent payments.  We seek further information to better understand the performance of these contractors and ways to improve the performance.

June 26, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Members of the House and Senate today requested a Government Accountability Office study of the anti-fraud audits conducted by the Medicare program to identify and eliminate fraud and improper payments.

June 26, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) evaluate the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) procedures for evaluating independent contractors charged with operations and management. Full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A.

June 26, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: We ask that you undertake a study that focuses on coordination among contractor efforts and CMS efforts to oversee these contractors to ensure that they are working efficiently and effectively while guaranteeing that beneficiaries are receiving care to which they are entitled.

June 26, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: In reports requested by this Committee on safety and security problems at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, for example, GAO has repeatedly documented weaknesses in those sites’ performance self-assessment programs