Judicial Watch • U.S. Congress

2 Prominent Republicans From JW’s Corrupt List Go Down

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Vitter Legislation Would End Congress’ Obamacare Exemption

Senator David Vitter, following Judicial Watch’s lead, is still pushing for common sense in the House of Representatives and Senate. He recently introduced legislation that would require the president, vice president, political appointees, and members of Congress to purchase health insurance through the exchanges established by Obamacare. Vitter’s

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Complaint: Congressional Staffers Committed Fraud When Applying for Obamacare

Judicial Watch is one of several conservative organizations that have filed a joint complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics challenging Congress’ use of the Small Business Exchange to qualify for taxpayer subsidies for medical insurance. Judicial Watch obtained documents including applications completed by congressional staff which fraudulently

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The Benghazi Bonanza: A Bipartisan Scandal

Judicial Watch’s Micah Morrison writes about what appears to be the bipartisan nature of the Benghazi scandal, with former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers being referred to in recently released documents. Judicial Watch will keep investigating.

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Rep. Chaffetz talks TSA, FOIA problems

Representative Jason Chaffetz talks about what can be done to increase FOIA transparency in our federal government. Also, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton presented testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on this very subject.

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House Panel Meets The Press In Probe Of FOIA Woes

Judicial Watch will be involved in a special hearing on the Hill June 2 highlighting how the Obama administration has stonewalled legitimate FOIA requests and in doing so, has withheld information from the American public to which they are entitled.

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Congress’s Bipartisan Obamacare Fraud

Phil Kerpen writes about Sen. David Vitter’s (R-LA) efforts to bring transparency and accountability to a scandal very few are talking about — Congress’ efforts to qualify as a “small business” under Obamacare rules and thus avoid some of the law’s drawbacks.

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House Officials Not Impressed With Vitter’s Obamacare Probe

A recent taxpayer lawsuit led by the watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained the congressional applications for the healthcare exchanges. In the applications, the House and Senate claimed to have fewer than 50 employees and were also classified as “state/local government.” Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has argued that Congress should not be allowed to enroll in the

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The Obamacare challenge that won’t die

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee chairman Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is continuing his investigation into Congress’ illegal enrollment in the DC Small Business Exchange. He is waiting for the Exchange Authority and House and Senate officials to provide him with the names of government officials who directed members of Congress…

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DC Admits Obamacare for Congress Scheme Unlawful

In an op-ed for Breitbart, Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, explains how the DC government contradicts itself when it claims it is illegal for members of Congress, their staff, and their spouses and dependents to partake in DC’s Obamacare small business exchange but says they can continue to receive coverage through it. Congress does…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

2 Prominent Republicans From JW’s Corrupt List Go Down

Two distinguished alums of Judicial Watch’s annual corrupt politicians list—both prominent Republicans considered to have bright political futures—have been convicted of crimes and will fade into private life in disgrace. First we have former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, not long ago considered a serious White House Contender. Instead, the member…

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Probes linger for years at House Ethics Committee

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Lawmakers get own healthcare through medical insurance scam: Court papers

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Dem Senator Hit With Ethics Complaint

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Thad Cochran’s Executive Assistant Accompanied Him to 42 Countries on 33 Taxpayer-Funded Trips

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Nuclear option fallout imperils Obama’s nominees

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FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

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Jackson Jr.’s Last-Minute “Mood Disorder” Qualifies for Disability

Although disgraced Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. suddenly developed a “mood disorder” as the feds were about to indict him, he qualifies for generous government disability payments because it’s considered a debilitating mental illness. Of interesting note is that Jackson Jr., sentenced this week to 2 ½ years in prison…

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Fed Appeals Court Rules Obama is “Flouting the Law”

A federal appellate court has blasted President Obama for using executive authority to ignore the law, a talent that the commander-in-chief has become well known for in many areas especially immigration. This particular case involves a proposed nuclear waste dump in Yucca Mountain Nevada. President Obama and his pal, Nevada…

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“God of Second Chances:” Disgraced Gov. Runs for Congress

A bold and shameless brand of politician has surfaced in a South Carolina congressional race starring a disgraced governor booted out of office after getting busted rendezvousing with his mistress in south America during work time. One thing is for sure, ousted South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has a lot…

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Judicial Watch Statement on House Ethics Committee’s Decision to Extend Sexual Harassment Probe of Rep. Alcee Hastings

Office of Congressional Ethics concluded there is “probable cause” to believe Hastings “violated House rules, standards of conduct and federal law”  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today issued the following statement in response to a report released by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) related to sexual…


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