The inspector general for the Agriculture Department is taking over as acting IG for the Federal Housing Finance Agency once the current one resigns. Embattled FHFA IG Laura Wertheimer told colleagues on June 29 that she was resigning in July. She was under fire from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency and Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who sent letters to President Biden on April 14 and 28, respectively, about their separate investigations into top leadership at the FHFA IG office regarding whistleblower complaints starting in 2017. Wertheimer did not cite any of the investigative reports in her resignation email. Emmet Flood, an attorney at Williams & Connolly LLP who is representing Wertheimer, previously told Government Executive in a statement that Wertheimer “has been a superlative IG and members of her oversight committee have commended her for her frankness, courage and service,” nothing that she and her staff won the 2019 CIGIE Government Ethics Award for Excellence.