Press Releases

Oct 26, 2018

All House Oversight Committee Members Unite to Issue Joint Statement on Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, all Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued the following statement in response to multiple pipe bombs targeting government officials, press outlets, and others: "In light of the terrorist acts of the last 48 hours, we are issuing this united statement to condemn in the strongest terms any actions that threaten to commit violence against the people of the United States, including current or former ...

Oct 24, 2018

New Opioids Legislation Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), and Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statements after President Donald J. Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act: "Opioid overdose deaths are preventable, yet there are still more than 100 every day. Midwestern states like Iowa have seen opioid overdoses increase 70 ...

Oct 23, 2018

Goodlatte & Gowdy Postpone Transcribed Interview with Rosenstein

Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) released the following statement after postponing tomorrow’s interview with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: “The Committees are unable to ask all questions of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein within the time allotted for tomorrow’s transcribed interview, therefore, the interview will be postponed. Mr. ...

Oct 18, 2018

Goodlatte & Gowdy Announce Details of Transcribed Interview with Rosenstein

Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) announced Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will appear on October 24, 2018, for a transcribed interview conducted by Chairmen Bob Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy and Ranking Members Jerry Nadler and Elijah Cummings. A court reporter will be present to record all questions asked and answers provided. The interview will ...

Sep 25, 2018

Chairman Hurd and Ranking Member Kelly Release New Report on Artificial Intelligence

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology Chairman Will Hurd (TX-23) and Ranking Member Robin Kelly (IL-02) released a white paper on artificial intelligence (AI). The paper presents lessons learned from the Subcommittee's oversight and hearings on AI and sets forth key recommendations for moving ...

Sep 13, 2018

Chairman Gowdy Statement on Election Security Briefing

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the Committee held a classified briefing on election security and foreign influence operations ahead of the midterm elections. “In 2016, hostile foreign actors attempted to undermine the fundamentals of our democracy and challenge the reliability of the 2016 election. As we near midterm elections, we must take every step possible to safeguard our ...

Sep 12, 2018

Chairman Gowdy Announces National Security Subcommittee Chairman

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy announced Rep. Steve Russell will serve as the Committee's National Security Subcommittee Chairman. "Rep. Russell is a tireless worker, served our country with great distinction in the United States Army, and is respected on both sides of the aisle for his preparation, intelligence, and willingness to address challenging issues," said Chairman ...

Jul 30, 2018

Chairman Gowdy Statement on FEMA Investigation into Workplace Misconduct

WASHINGTON, DC - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued the results of an internal investigation concerning their former Chief Component Human Capital Officer’s gross sexual misconduct. “The revelations in today’s FEMA report are deeply alarming. Any agency employee, much less the top human ...

Jul 30, 2018

Gowdy and Cummings Issue Statement on FEMA Investigation

WASHINGTON, DC - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings issued the following statement after FEMA released a report regarding allegations of sexual harassment against the former Chief Component Human Capital Officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "We are outraged and appalled by the revelations in today's FEMA report. We intended to convene the Committee for a hearing with FEMA next week, but our ...

Jul 18, 2018

Chairman Gowdy Statement on Census Director Nomination

WASHINGTON, DC - House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the President