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GOP lawmakers launch probe of Treasury unit’s hiring practices

Two powerful congressmen have opened separate inquiries into whether a Department of the Treasury bureau charged with policing money laundering may have flouted federal hiring rules, including regulations that require military veterans be given preference for government jobs. Darrell Issa, a California Republican who chairs the House oversight panel, expressed…

Sen. Chuck Grassley calls for probe into Treasury Dept.’s illegal staffing practices

By Brett Wolf and Emily Flitter ST LOUIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Senator Chuck Grassley is taking steps to make sure federal authorities are probing hiring practices of the Treasury Department’s anti-money laundering arm, FinCEN, after the division was caught illegally screening job candidates. Grassley, an Iowa Republican and ranking member…