House Oversights - Week Of September 11

September 16, 2011 12:14 pm ET — Media Matters Action Network

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) is leading the GOP charge against green jobs, but last year welcomed a federally funded green jobs effort in his own state.

The liberal advocacy group American Family Voices has filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), saying that Issa has improperly "used his public position to promote his private financial interests."

Rep. Lamar Smith is still pushing to mandate use of E-Verify, but is facing opposition from within his own party.

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce has scheduled a hearing entitled "Culture of Union Favoritism: Recent Action of the National Labor Relations Board."

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a longtime supporter of the Irish Republican Army, "testified before a British parliamentary inquiry into the root causes of domestic Muslim radicalization."

Courage Campaign's Issa Exposed blog says that the Oversight chairman "is running interference for NewsCorp and his allies at Fox News that would be caught up in any investigation."