Press Releases

Apr 29, 2016

House Passes Bill Helping DC Children “SOAR”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4901, The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act sponsored by Oversight and Government Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).  The legislation reauthorizes the three-sector approach to education in the District of Columbia (DC) for five years by allocating equal funding to DC public schools, DC public ...

Apr 26, 2016

House Passes Chaffetz Sponsored Administrative Leave Reform Bill

Bill caps administrative leave for federal employees under investigation for misconduct WASHINGTON, D.C.—This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation which limits paid time off for employees under investigation for misconduct to 14 days. H.R. 4359, the Administrative Leave Reform Act, sponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), passed the House with bipartisan support under ...

Apr 19, 2016

Chaffetz, Cummings Respond to New DHS OIG Report on Secret Service

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) responded to a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report examining the September 2014 fence jumping incident at the White House. In a letter to U.S. Secret Service (USSS) Director Joseph Clancy, the Oversight Committee leaders express concerns about the OIG’s finding of ongoing staffing ...

Apr 18, 2016

Welcome to Wasteland

A place to highlight the absurd, the inefficient, and waste in the federal government. As the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, we’re committed to exposing and reforming waste, fraud, and abuse within the federal government. We created Wasteland to shine a spotlight on these ...

Apr 14, 2016

Committee Approves SOAR Act and Other Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a markup to consider multiple pieces of legislation, including the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act. The following actions were taken by the Committee. The Committee approved the following legislation:

Apr 14, 2016

New Fast and Furious Documents Reveal DOJ’s Efforts to Obstruct Congressional Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a memo to Republican Committee members detailing new documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. These documents reveal efforts by senior officials at the Department of Justice to withhold key materials related to the botched gunwalking operation. Chairman Jason ...

Apr 8, 2016

Chaffetz Statement on Fast and Furious Documents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement on the ongoing investigation and lawsuit related to Operation Fast and Furious: “As we've long asserted, the Committee requires and is entitled to these documents. They are critical to the Committee’s efforts to complete meaningful oversight. The Committee has a duty to understand and shine light on what was happening inside ...

Mar 29, 2016

Committees Request Information on Conservation Land Designations by Obama Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), along with Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY), sent letters to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Council on Environmental Quality Managing Director Christy Goldfuss regarding the White House’s designation of 1.8 million acres of land in California for conservation under ...

Mar 17, 2016

Setting the Record Straight on Retaliation at EPA

Committee releases email from July 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, in response to the release of an email written just yesterday, claiming retaliation against employee Miguel Del Toral did not occur, the Committee released information more accurately depicting the circumstances within U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 as the crisis was unfolding last summer. EPA Region 5 Regulations Manager Miguel Del Toral wrote a

Mar 16, 2016

Chaffetz Statement on Allegations of Misconduct By Federal Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after serious allegations were raised against a sitting United States District Court Judge. “Our initial review of the allegations has caused alarm and distress over their serious nature. The Utah Attorney General recently made the Committee ...