Press Releases

Jul 21, 2016

Committee Requests Information on Hatch Act Compliance

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent letters to 18 executive-branch agencies requesting information on how they comply with the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act prohibits using funds from the United States Treasury to pay for costs associated with political activity by executive branch employees. Key excerpt from the letters: “The Hatch Act regulations ...

Jul 20, 2016

Committee Sends Letters to Agencies Regarding “Burrowing”

Requests information on conversions of employees from non-career, political positions to career positions WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent letters to 23 of the 24 ...

Jul 12, 2016

Oversight Committee Passes Bipartisan Postal Reform Legislation

Washington, D.C.—Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform overwhelmingly passed two bipartisan bills to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service. H.R. 5714, the Postal Service Reform Act, which was cosponsored by Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Reps. Mark ...

Jul 11, 2016

Chaffetz, Goodlatte Request Perjury Investigation of Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia requesting an investigation into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton committed perjury and made false statements when ...

Jul 8, 2016

Bipartisan Presidential Allowance Modernization Bill Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1777, the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act sponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD). The legislation limits the pensions of former presidents, increases the pensions of surviving spouses, and limits the allowances provided ...

Jul 7, 2016

Government Reform Package Advances

Legislation spearheaded by Reps. Palmer, Meadows, Buck, Walberg, Walker, and Ross passes House WASHINGTON, D.C.—This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4361, the Government Reform and Improvement Act (GRIA) sponsored by Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL). GRIA includes important good government reforms offered by Reps. Mark Meadows ...

Jun 28, 2016

Chairman Chaffetz Praises Benghazi Select Committee Report

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement in response to the Benghazi Select Committee’s final report: "I appreciate the tireless efforts of Chairman Trey Gowdy and the Benghazi Select Committee to uncover the truth about the attacks in Benghazi and the resulting aftermath. It is disappointing the Obama ...

Jun 21, 2016

Examining OIRA’s Document Production

The numbers suggest a lack of compliance with subpoena  WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a draft report recommending contempt charges for Office of Information and Regulatory ...

Jun 21, 2016

House Approves Bill Strengthening IG’s Access to Information

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2395, the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016. This legislation, sponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), strengthens existing law by making clear that inspectors general (IG’s) are entitled to all information needed to pursue an investigation. Chairman Chaffetz released the following statement upon passage of the ...

Jun 21, 2016

Bills Protecting Whistleblowers, Strengthening Fraud Prevention Pass House

Legislation spearheaded by Reps. Blum, Meadows, and Hurd WASHINGTON, D.C.—This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three bipartisan bills under suspension of the rules. Together, the bills bring cost savings, increased transparency, and fraud reduction to the federal government. Key Bill Details: Thoroughly Investigating ...