Releases


April 28, 2015
Chaffetz, Cummings Issue Statement on News The NFL Will Waive Tax Exempt Status

WASHINGTON – Today, in response to news that the National Football League (NFL) plans to voluntarily waive their tax-exempt status and file tax returns as a taxable entity for fiscal year 2015, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD-7) issued the following…

April 23, 2015
Chaffetz, Cummings Statement on New DHS IG Report Regarding USSS Protection of Former Presidents

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General Management Advisory titled, “Alarm System Maintenance at Residences Protected by the U.S. Secret Service.” “It is startling and…

April 22, 2015
Interior Oversight Committee Exposes DOE Censorship of Independent Report on Uranium Transfers

The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, led by Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large) today examined whether the Department of Energy (DOE) operated outside of its legal authority with regards to uranium transfers under the United States Enrichment Corporation Privatization Act (USECAct) and placed undue influence on…

April 21, 2015
Chaffetz, Cummings Statement on Retirement of DEA Administrator

WASHINGTON – In response to DEA Administrator Leonhart’s retirement, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement. “In light of the DOJ Inspector General’s report and the testimony we heard before our committee, Ms. Leonhart’s retirement is appropriate. With…

April 16, 2015
DHS, National Archives, & Chemical Safety Board Ranked Worst Places to Work

Chairman Meadows Launches Federal Employee Tip Line to Share Concerns WASHINGTON— House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing today to examine the findings of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), which ranks federal employee satisfaction among government agencies. The report identifies the U.S. Department of…

April 15, 2015
House Passes Bill to Limit Hiring of Contractors that Refuse to Pay Federal Taxes

The Contracting and Tax Accountability Act [H.R. 1562], introduced by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, was approved by an overwhelming majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.This legislation would prohibit the award of contracts or grants to corporations or individuals with seriously delinquent tax debt “If…

Taxpayer Advocate Appears Before House Oversight Committee

he House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, led by Chairman Mark Meadows (NC-11), today examined the findings included in the 2014 Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report. Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson testified on the details of the report [testimony]. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent office within the…

Chaffetz and Cummings Introduce Bill to Modernize Payments to Former Presidents

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings introduced the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act [H.R. 1777]. This legislation updates the Former President’s Act of 1958, which governs annual pension payments and allowances for former U.S. Presidents and surviving spouses. The legislation introduced by Chairman…

House Oversight and Financial Services Chairs Statement on Future Ex-Im Indictments

WASHINGTON – According to the acting Inspector General of the Export-Import Bank, Michael McCarthy, future indictments surrounding the bank’s activities are possible, including additional indictments related to former loan officer Johnny Gutierrez. McCarthy made these comments to lawmakers during a joint House Financial Services and Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing today. Upon hearing this…

House Oversight Committee Expresses No Confidence In DEA Administrator Leonhart

WASHINGTON— Today, after listening to testimony during yesterday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on “DOJ IG: Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations,” Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) joined with fellow committee Members in expressing no confidence in DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart. “After over a decade of…