Checking in on the House Oversight Committee


This Tuesday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will have a doozy of a doubleheader. In the morning, the full committee will tackle the issue of rising gas prices, asking the question, how are government actions and regulations driving the price at the pump?

In the afternoon, the subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs will check in on the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau, a new controversial agency designed to help consumers as they deal with the financial products and services industry.

At Sunlight, we plan to cover both hearings on Sunlight Live, our multimedia live-blogging platform, starting at 9 a.m. and running until 3:30 in the afternoon. We'll report live on where members are getting their money, how these industries are using their cash to influence policy, and just what a congressmen means when they start talking policy. So we'll see you at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24.