September 18, 2014

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Introduces and Passes Amendment to Release Misconduct Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) yesterday added an amendment to the Inspector General Reform Act of 2014 to require Inspectors General reports that confirm misconduct of high level officials and general officers to be publicly released within 60 days. Currently, these reports are not released, and so this misconduct often goes unnoticed by the public. A similar amendment was added to the House’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2015.

“The fact that high level government officials can solicit prostitutes on Craigslist, sexually harass their coworkers, and cover up embezzlement without any of them being prosecuted or fired is outrageous. That Congress and the American people never get to hear a peep about it is inexcusable.”  Congresswoman Speier said. “It is a violation of the public’s trust when an assistant U.S. attorney lies to FBI agents about her husband’s embezzlement activities or an FBI agent sexually harasses 17 employees, including nine direct subordinates. We deserve to know.”