Government Accountability and Transparency
The U.S Constitution grants the federal government specific and enumerated powers, and separates the three branches—legislative, executive and judicial—to provide a check on one another. Congress and the House specifically have a unique role in overseeing the executive branch.
With revelations that the president and his administration have continued to expand their reach into the daily lives of Americans, the House has a wide variety of channels and powers available to check the power of the executive branch. These include: formal congressional committee hearings and subpoena authority to scrutinize executive spending or activities; Member contacts with executive officials; committee studies to support agency reviews; casework conducted by Member offices; and studies prepared by non-congressional entities such as inspectors general.
As your representative in Congress, it is my job to hold the White House accountable and promote an effective, efficient government that works for you. I will continue to work hard to expose the harmful actions of the federal government, and ensure it is held accountable for them.
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Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today released the following statement:
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to succeed Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court of the United States:
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14), along with Helsinki Commission Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ-04) and Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12), Robert Pittenger (R-NC-09), Alex Mooney (R-WV-02), Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02) and Tim Walberg (MI-07), today reintroduced legislation pushing nations to clamp down on the demand for commercial sex within their borders, a major factor contributing to the prevalence of sex slavery. Rep. Hultgren delivered a floor statement in support of the bill, H.R. 466, the Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act.
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today supported House passage of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, H.R. 26, to ensure the American people and their representatives have a say in any new major rules federal agencies aim to place on American manufacturers and small businesses.