The Activities of the White House Office of Political Affairs

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The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigated the White House Office of Political Affairs during the Bush Administration, focusing on its alleged use to organize taxpayer-funded trips to support Republican candidates. This strategy intensified before the 2006 elections, with officials attending over 300 Republican-focused events, often using federal funds. Many events were paid for by taxpayers, and political briefings were conducted during work hours despite advice to hold them after hours. The report suggests amending the Hatch Act to dissolve the Office or reforming it to prioritize taxpayers' interests over partisan goals.
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