March 10, 2015
Chairman Chaffetz’ Statement in Response to Hillary Clinton’s Press Conference

“Secretary Clinton would certainly like this matter to go away because it would be the most convenient scenario for her. Today’s press conference does not bring closure to this matter. The House Oversight Committee has a long history of investigating violations of the Federal Records Act and we will continue looking into this matter to ensure that all records were properly preserved in accordance with the law.”

March 4, 2015
Oversight Committee Members Call on Chemical Safety Board Chairman to Resign

WASHINGTON— Today during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on “Rebuilding the Chemical Safety Board: Finding a Solution to the CSB’s Governance and Management Challenges,” Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) joined with fellow Members in calling on CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso to resign as part of the necessary reforms…

March 3, 2015
Chairman Chaffetz’ Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Personal Email at the State Department

WASHINGTON— House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) released the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account for official federal business while Secretary of the U.S. State Department: “Violations of the Federal Records Act within federal agencies is something we take…

Leadership Issues Within Chemical Safety Board to be Examined by House Oversight Committee – Tomorrow

WASHINGTON– A likely violation of the Federal Records Act, abuse of power, and whistleblower retaliation within the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will be examined during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. EST. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General Arthur Elkins found that CSB…

March 2, 2015
House Oversight Subcommittees to Examine the Way the Administration’s Rules and Regulations are Reviewed

the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs goes under the microscope The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is charged with reviewing rules and regulations created by the Administration. Deficiencies in OIRA’s review process suggest that there may be political interference by the White House. Tomorrow’s Oversight hearing, held…

February 27, 2015
Chairman Meadows Examines Freedom of Information and Transparency of Federal Government

“People that have called me prior to this hearing say that on a number of occasions they feel like they just get stonewalled,” Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (NC-11).   Chairman Meadows questions Fred Sadler, Former FDA Freedom of Information Officer and Senior Official for Privacy   Congressman Thomas…

February 26, 2015
IRS Investigation–Chairman Chaffetz opening statement

Opening Statement – Chairman Jason ChaffetzFebruary 26, 2015 “IRS: TIGTA Update” [AS PREPARED] The Internal Revenue Service.  The IRS Perhaps no other agency, no other institution in our government causes more fear, more concern, more distress, or outright panic at the mere mention of their name than the IRS. Entanglement…

EPA Rules Looks to Regulate Puddles, Energy Production, and Much, Much More

The House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on the Interior today held a hearing to examine the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rules to regulate air, water, and power generation.   HEARING HIGHLIGHTS  “This benign sounding rule [EPA's proposal to update the air quality standards for ground-level Ozone] is…

Hearing Wrap Up – PPACA Update

HOUSE OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE, BENEFITS, AND ADMIN. RULES “From Healthcare Enrollment to Tax Filing: A PPACA Update” Witness: Kevin Counihan, CEO, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight Background: The Administration announced that approximately 11.4 million people picked plans through during the second enrollment period (Nov. 15,…

February 25, 2015
Hearing Wrap Up – Release of Non-Citizens

“A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Policies and Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-Citizens Unlawfully Present in the United States” Background: On November 20, 2014, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memorandum that contained new policies for the apprehension, detention, and removal of undocumented immigrants….