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. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has cosponsored several major bills that are designed to free up community banks and credit unions in Illinois from burdensome and costly regulations so that they can better serve their local communities.
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Long urging him to assist local efforts to conduct damage assessments following severe flooding in northern Illinois. These assessments will help determine how much federal assistance might be available for individuals and small businesses affected by the flooding. Rep.
A northern Illinois Congressman is part of a bipartisan effort to help veterans whose credit is affected adversely by problems associated with the federal Veterans Choice Program.
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has received the American Conservative Union Foundation’s (ACUF) 2016 Award for Conservative Achievement for his 2016 and lifetime voting records. The ACUF has rated Members of Congress and their commitment to conservative values for more than 46 years, by examining their voting records and to what extent they align with the values held by the ACUF. Congressman Hultgren received a score of 88 percent in 2016 and holds a lifetime average of 85.25 percent.
Washington, DC — Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has reintroduced the Protecting Veterans Credit Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure that veterans’ credit scores and credit reports are not adversely affected by delayed medical payments associated with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Choice Program and other VA Community Care programs. The lead cosponsors are Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6), Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-2). In total, the bill has 20 cosponsors.