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.
More on Government Accountability and Transparency
Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States:
Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today voted for legislation that would have provided legal status for DACA recipients, protected families from separation while undergoing their process for asylum, provided confidence in the security of our border and made changes to our legal immigration system to ensure we have an adequate skilled workforce in the national interest. Rep. Hultgren also supported stand-alone legislation, H.R. 6173 and H.R. 6183, to address issues related to family separation at the border.
He released the following statement:
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) submitted a statement to the House Veterans Affairs Committee in support of congressional oversight of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and a new agency focus on value and positive outcomes for veterans.
Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed (420-1) the Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act, H.R. 5192, a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Representatives Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-9) and Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24). H.R. 5192 directs the Social Security Administration (SSA) to take a more proactive role in preventing identity theft by electronically confirming with trusted third parties whether or not a name, date of birth and Social Security Number (SSN) are affiliated.
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement today following the announcement that Speaker Paul Ryan (WI) will not be seeking reelection this year: