The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Dec. 14 called for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to resolve internal differences. The hearing came after four of the five commissioners wrote a letter to the White House revealing concerns that the falling out among management is getting to the point that it may affect future decision making. In a hearing that revealed some partisan rancor, committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said, \u201cWe beg you to work this out. The American people are tired of dysfunction--they\u2019re certainly tired of us.\u201d The committee basically was calling commission chair Greg Jaczko on the carpet for his temper, and how it is affecting the agency. Many on the committee said they are concerned regulators\u2019 internal disputes could affect the safety of the nation\u2019s nuclear power plants. Under oath, Jaczko said his outbursts stemmed from his \u201cpassion for safety.\u201d Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) asked for his resignation. Committee chair Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) echoed that request. Issa called the commission chair\u2019s conduct \u201cdemoralizing to the agency.\u201d Jaczko repeatedly refused to resign. The four commissioners who wrote the letter to the White House were also queried under oath. Of them, only commissioner George Apostolakis showed some support, indicating that the atmosphere wasn\u2019t quite so poisoned as it appears and that differences could be worked out.