Press Releases

Oct 14, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Planned Parenthood Video Footage

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement regarding the Committee’s ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood: “The Committee has received all unedited video footage from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) as required by our subpoena. A viewing room is set up in the Committee office where all Committee members and staff—majority and minority—have equal access to ...

Oct 13, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Responds to Planned Parenthood Announcement

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement in regards to a letter from Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards announcing that Planned Parenthood will no longer accept reimbursements to cover the costs of fetal tissue donations: “This is a good, tangible result of ...

Oct 9, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Statement on WOTUS Ruling

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today in response to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling granting a nationwide stay on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

Oct 9, 2015

Committee Passes Legislation Reauthorizing DC School Choice Program

WASHINGTON— Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a markup to consider seven pieces of legislation along with seven postal naming bills. The following actions were taken by the Committee: H.R. 10, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act ...

Sep 30, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on the Unauthorized Access of Personal Information By the Secret Service

 WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (IG) report on an investigation into U.S. Secret Service employees improperly accessing and circulating sensitive, personal information of the Chairman. “Certain lines should never be crossed. The unauthorized access and distribution of my ...

Sep 29, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding

Witness: Ms. Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. TAKEAWAYS: Planned Parenthood does not need federal subsidies. Planned Parenthood is self-sustaining. Reported revenue of $1.3 billion in their most recent annual report. Reported $127 million in net income ...

Sep 25, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Speaker Boehner’s Resignation

WASHINGTON—Today, Speaker John Boehner announced he would resign as Speaker and retire from Congress at the end of October. Following this announcement, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement: "Speaker Boehner has honorably served this country and I am grateful for his leadership.  I thank him for his faithful service to this great country, for the opportunities he has entrusted to me, and for ...

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: 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 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