Press Releases

Jul 22, 2015

Committee Passes Twelve Bills With Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON— Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a mark up to consider six pieces of legislation along with six postal naming bills. The following actions were taken by the Committee: H.R. 598, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know ...

Jul 15, 2015

Criminal Justice Reform Hearing Wrap Up

Criminal Justice Reform: Part I Criminal Justice Reform: Part II Witnesses: The Honorable John Cornyn, Senator, Texas The Honorable Cory Booker, Senator, New Jersey The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner, Representative, Wisconsin 5th District The ...

Jul 15, 2015

House Committee Chairmen Call for Withdrawal of Administration’s Harmful, Unnecessary Blacklisting Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican leaders of three congressional committees today wrote to the Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to call for the withdrawal of the administration’s proposed blacklisting guidance and regulation. Expressing concern over the anticipated harmful consequences of the proposal, leaders on the Education and the Workforce Committee, Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Small Business Committee explain: The ...

Jul 14, 2015

Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena to OIRA for WOTUS Documents

Administrator refuses to produce documents despite numerous Congressional inquiries WASHINGTON – Today, after repeated efforts to work with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued a subpoena to Administrator Howard Shelanski to produce documents and communications related to the agency’s review of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Upon issuing the subpoena ...

Jul 10, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on OPM Director Archuleta’s Resignation

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement in response to today’s announcement that U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Archuleta is resigning. “This is the absolute right call. OPM needs a competent, technically savvy leader to manage the biggest cybersecurity crisis in this nation’s history. The IG has been warning about security lapses at OPM for almost a ...

Jul 9, 2015

Hearing Wrap-up: Construction Costs and Delays at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul

Witnesses: Michael J. Courts, Director International Affairs and Trade, U.S. Government Accountability Office Lydia Muniz, Director, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO), U.S. Department of State Gregory B. Starr, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), U.S. Department of State Donald S. Hays, Senior Inspector, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of State Jarrett Blanc, Senior Inspector, Principal Deputy Special ...

Jul 9, 2015

Committee Issues Subpoena to U.S. Secret Service

Agency Has Repeatedly Hindered Congressional Oversight Efforts WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena for documents to U. S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Due to repeated failures ...

Jul 9, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Latest OPM Data Breach Revelation

Information of 21.5 Million Individuals Compromised  WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement in response to today’s OPM announcement that the personal and sensitive information of 21.5 million individuals was compromised in the breach. This statement follows two separate Oversight Committee hearings on 

Jul 8, 2015

Committee Issues Subpoena to State Department For Keystone XL Documents

WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry to provide all reports, recommendations, letters, and comments received by the State Department from the advising agencies pursuant to Executive Order 13337 regarding the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Today’s subpoena follows letters to the Department on 

Jul 8, 2015

Chaffetz, Cummings Refer Former CSB Chairman to DOJ for Criminal Prosecution

Committee believes Rafael Moure-Eraso lied under oath and made false statements to Congress. Today, House Oversight and Government Reform ...