OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS
As a Member of the Committee on Oversight and Investigations, Patrick has been on the frontlines of investigating the scandals and abuses of this government.
He has continually questioned Administration witnesses to tell the truth regarding what happened in Benghazi. He has authored numerous letters to the Justice Department to learn more about the Fast and Furious program of running guns to Mexican drug lords. When Lois Lerner of the IRS came before the Committee, Patrick pressed her to admit that she had communicated plans with the White House to target Tea Party activists.
Patrick believes that the founders intended for the legislative branch to exercise oversight over the otherwise-unchecked executive branch. He will continue to fight for an accountable and transparent government.