WATCHDOG: An expert says it’s not unusual for staffers to be close to subjects being examined.
10:35 PM PST on Sunday, February 27, 2011
By BROOKE WILLIAMS and MATT PEARCE
WASHINGTON – First as ranking minority member and now as chairman of one of the most powerful watchdog committees in Congress, Inland Rep. Darrell Issa has built a team that includes staff members with close connections to industries that could benefit from his investigations.
Issa, R-Vista, took control of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last month, and asked companies, nonprofit organizations and industry associations for guidance on federal regulations. The committee has broad powers to subpoena and investigate government and industry.
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