Press Releases

Oct 16, 2017

Subcommittee Chairmen Applaud EPA Sue and Settle Decision

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Interior, Energy, and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Gary Palmer (R-AL) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to end "sue and settle" practices.   "We are encouraged by Administrator Pruitt's decision designed to end ...

Oct 12, 2017

Gowdy, Cummings Request Snyder Resolve Discrepancies in Flint Testimony

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) requesting that he clarify, amend or supplement his 

Oct 3, 2017

Gowdy and Cummings Applaud New Website to Improve Public’s Access to Info about Federal Government

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 3, 2017) –House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings issued the following statement applauding a new website,  Oversight.gov, launched yesterday by the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE):  “We welcome the release of

Sep 27, 2017

Gowdy, Cummings Investigate Federal Agency Travel

Letter seeks information on use of private aircrafts for official travel WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent letters to the White House and 24 federal agencies requesting information related to senior officials' use of ...

Sep 25, 2017

Gowdy, Cummings Urge White House, Federal Agencies to Comply with Federal Record Keeping Laws

Letters request information related to use of personal email accounts  WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent letters to the White House and 24 federal agencies renewing the Committee's

Sep 14, 2017

Gowdy, Smith Request Documents, Briefing from Equifax

Letter sent to Equifax CEO WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and House

Sep 11, 2017

Chairman Gowdy Statement on Secret Service Pay Cap Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement in support of H.R. 3731, the Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017, ...

Jun 8, 2017

Chaffetz Statement on Selection of Gowdy as Oversight Chair

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after it was announced Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has been nominated to replace him as chairman. "Trey Gowdy is the right person for the job. He has a long history of demanding accountability, ...

Jun 7, 2017

Committee Releases Fast & Furious Report: Obstruction of Congress by the Department of Justice

Documents obtained after years of litigation reveal the full depth of DOJ's obstructionist tactics Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) released a 250-plus page

May 25, 2017

Chaffetz Responds to FBI Letter Regarding Comey Memos

Affirms Congress' independent investigative authority WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) responding to the agency's decision to withhold documents requested by the Committee on