Press Releases

Sep 23, 2015

Fingerprints of Additional 4.5 Million Individuals Stolen in OPM Breach, Chaffetz Responds

WASHINGTON— Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) revelation that the fingerprints of an additional 4.5 million individuals were stolen as a result of the data breach announced on July 9, 2015. "OPM keeps getting it ...

Sep 17, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: EPA’s Animas Spill

Witnesses: The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Russell Begaye, President, Navajo Nation Ryan Flynn, Secretary, New Mexico Environment Department Mike Olguin, Treasurer, Southern Ute Indian Tribe TAKEAWAYS: EPA’s claim that the spill was the result of natural causes is false. Years of

Sep 17, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: Federal Air Marshal Service: Oversight

Witnesses: Mr. Roderick Allison, Director, Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ms. Heather Book, Assistant Administrator, Office of Professional Responsibility, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security TAKEAWAYS: • Recent allegations of misconduct from Federal Air Marshals agents stationed in Chicago include ...

Sep 15, 2015

Chairman Issues Subpoena for Unedited Planned Parenthood Videos

WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena to the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) for all unedited video footage in their possession relating to the acquisition, preparation, and sale of fetal tissue. CMP is prevented from releasing footage due to a lawsuit filed by the National Abortion Federation to keep the videos out of the public domain. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the ...

Sep 14, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on OPM Infrastructure Improvement Project

WASHINGTON— Today, Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued the following statement in response to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) interim status report on OPM’s infrastructure improvement project. “OPM continues to ignore serious concerns about their IT ...

Sep 11, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Iran Vote

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today after recording a NO vote on H.R. 3461, a measure to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran. “This is a bad deal.  It gives Iran everything it wants – time and money. The threat posed by Iran is real. Iran has clearly stated its intention of ...

Sep 10, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: GSA: Army Fee Assistance Program

Witnesses: The Honorable Carol Fortine Ochoa, Inspector General, General Services Administration Mr. Gerard Badorrek, Chief Financial Officer, General Services Administration Ms. Stephanie L. Hoehne, Director, Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation G9, Installation Management Command, U.S. Army Ms. Karmon Dyches, Army Captain appearing in personal capacity Ms. Kaela Hensley, Army Spouse TAKEAWAYS: • The Army’s decision to transition the ...

Sep 9, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: Violence on the Border: Keeping U.S. Personnel Safe

Witnesses: William H. Moser, Deputy Director, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations, U.S. Department of State Gregory B. Starr, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State Sue Saarnio, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Sep 9, 2015

Committee Expands Investigation into Planned Parenthood Videos

Seeks further information from StemExpress and the Center for Medical Progress WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent letters today to StemExpress and the Center for Medical ...

Sep 3, 2015

Chaffetz Reacts to DOJ Announcement on Stingray Policy

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced new guidance for the use of cell-site stimulators, commonly referred to as “Stingrays”:   “I’m encouraged by DOJ’s announcement of increased transparency policies ...