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Congress has a responsibility to keep the Obama Administration accountable to the American people and ensure that decisions by agencies are open and transparent. A critical part of this effort is congressional oversight. The Committee is conducting thoughtful oversight on a number of specific issues and policies administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior – seeking answers to how and why policy decisions are made, who made the decision, and how it affects people, our economy and the environment. Learn more about the Committee’s oversight work below:

Key Oversight Issues:

Reporting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse:

Use these resources for whistle-blowers to report waste, fraud or abuse:

  • House Committee on Natural Resources
    Blow the Whistle
    Help us investigate - alert the Committee of any potential waste, fraud or abuse within a federal agency or organization.

  • U.S. Department of the Interior
    Inspector General
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    FraudNet/Reporting Fraud

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