Press Releases

Dec 8, 2016

Chaffetz Praises Inclusion of Civil Service Reforms in NDAA

Administrative Leave Reform and Official Personnel File Enhancement Acts soon to become law Washington, D.C. - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the Senate passed S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes two Chaffetz sponsored bills aimed at ...

Dec 8, 2016

Committee Requests Information on Pentagon’s $125 Billion in Waste

Committee Requests Information on Pentagon's $125 Billion in Waste Members Send Bipartisan Letter to Defense Secretary Washington, D.C. - Today, a group of 31 bipartisan members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a

Dec 7, 2016

House Unanimously Passes Chaffetz Legislation Protecting FBI Whistleblowers

Bill fixes a long-standing problem WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, as amended, H.R. 5790, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016 (404-0). The bill clarifies Congress's intent to protect FBI whistleblowers who make disclosures to managers and supervisors in their chain of ...

Dec 6, 2016

Report: U.S. Embassy Construction Over Budget, Not Meeting Deadlines

Committee finds State prioritizing aesthetics over security WASHINGTON - Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a

Dec 2, 2016

Chaffetz Elected as Chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the House Republican Conference voted to ratify the GOP Steering Committee’s recommendation that he continue to serve as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "Leading the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is truly an honor and privilege. My commitment to ensuring ...

Nov 30, 2016

Oversight Report Reveals $83 Billion Collected Through Agency Fines and Penalties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a Majority staff report titled, Restoring the Power of the Purse: Shining Light on Federal Agencies Billion Dollar Fines Collections. The report surveyed 34 agencies ...

Nov 30, 2016

House Approves Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents

All agents with outstanding overtime to receive additional compensation for record hours worked in 2016   Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6302, the Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents Act of 2016, sponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason ...

Nov 30, 2016

Chaffetz Applauds House Passage of Bill to Improve Mail Delivery

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6303, sponsored by Chairman Chaffetz (R-UT), which consolidates 10 House-passed postal naming bills and instructs the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP Code to improve the ...

Oct 27, 2016

New Oversight Committee Report Finds Politicizing of WOTUS Rulemaking

Findings reveal administration cut corners to expedite the rule WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a

Oct 20, 2016

BY THE NUMBERS: Improper Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled, The Improper Payments and Elimination and Recovery Act: An Analysis of Five Years of Data. Here’s a look at a few key figures.