The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is the Committee’s chief investigative subcommittee and has the responsibility of studying and investigating the efficiency and economy of operations relating to all branches of the government. The Subcommittee is also tasked with studying and investigating the compliance or noncompliance with rules, regulations and laws, investigating all aspects of crime and lawlessness within the United States which have an impact upon or affect the national health, welfare and safety, including syndicated crime, investment fraud schemes, commodity and security fraud, computer fraud, and the use of offshore banking and corporate facilities to carry out criminal objectives.
The Federal Spending Oversight subcommittee is charged with examining all federal expenditures to ensure the taxpayer is getting the highest value for their dollar. To fulfil this objective the subcommittee seeks to identify and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government, no matter how small, and to proactively pursue mechanisms to prevent waste of taxpayer dollars. Further this subcommittee is responsible for providing oversight of the federal emergency and disaster response and preparedness apparatus.
The Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management oversees the management, efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of all federal government agencies, departments, and programs. The Subcommittee has broad oversight authority over the federal regulatory regime, including the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In addition, the Subcommittee is responsible for exploring policies that promote a skilled, efficient, and effective federal workforce which will, in turn, work to ensure efficient and effective management of federal programs.