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Bloomberg | May 21, 2017

Chaffetz Says He’ll Talk to Deposed FBI Director Comey on Monday

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he’ll talk to deposed FBI Director James Comey on Monday and is pursuing any records of President Donald Trump’s meetings with the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

ABC News | May 17, 2017

Lawmakers praise special counsel appointed to oversee Russia investigation

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah -- who earlier today invited ousted FBI Director James Comey to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on issues related to the "FBI's independence" -- lauded Mueller's "impeccable credentials" and said he "should be widely accepted."

The Hill | May 17, 2017

House IT chair eyes ‘cyber national guard’ as next legislative push

The GOP chairman of the House's information technology subcommittee is looking to bring new leadership to the creation of a “cyber national guard” that would help recruit stronger talent to fill cybersecurity roles in the federal government.

Meritalk | May 17, 2017

MGT Act Passes the House

Rep. Will Hurd’s Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act passed the House of Representatives by voice vote on May 17.

CBS News | May 17, 2017

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz invites James Comey to testify before Congress

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify at a public hearing before Congress.

CNN | May 17, 2017

Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo

House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz said Tuesday that if a memo FBI Director James Comey wrote detailing President Donald Trump's request to end an investigation exists, then his committee is willing to issue subpoenas to get it.

USA Today | May 11, 2017

Congress to investigate misconduct in largest government-run prison

A House committee is launching an investigation into the federal Bureau of Prisons' handling of "egregious" misconduct at the largest government-run detention facility — where the warden and other officials were awarded thousands of dollars in bonuses despite female staffers' persistent allegations of sexual harassment.

Bloomberg | May 11, 2017

Fannie CEO’s Dating Prompts Call to Consider His Firing

The inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency said the regulator should consider firing Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer Timothy J. Mayopoulos for not properly disclosing he was dating a senior executive at a bank that does business with the mortgage-finance giant.

The Hill | May 10, 2017

Chaffetz asks Justice Department to investigate Comey firing

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is calling for the Justice Department's inspector general to look into the circumstances surrounding President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. "Previously I asked Inspector General Horowitz to review the FBI’s actions in advance of the 2016 election," Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said in a

Washington Post | May 9, 2017

Grassley, Chaffetz rebuke HHS secretary for muzzling agency employees

Two Republican lawmakers charged with conducting government oversight sharply rebuked Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday for curtailing his employees’ ability to communicate directly with Congress and suggested that the move violates federal law. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and House Oversight and ...