House Passes Bill to Improve Transparency of Unfunded Mandates
H.R. 50 will: § close loopholes in UMRA and require more comprehensive cost estimates § extend UMRA requirements, including cost-benefit analyses, to independent regulatory agencies § codify principles of regulation in Executive Order 12866, as well as cost-benefit analysis, which were reaffirmed by President Obama in Executive Order 13563 § require agencies to conduct UMRA analyses, regardless of whether they issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, closing a loophole that allowed ...
Inspectors General Horowitz, Elkins, & Buller Testify Before House Oversight Committee
Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee examined ongoing limitations placed on information necessary to the oversight responsibilities of federal inspectors general and their staff. Inspectors Generalthe Honorable Michael E. Horowitz (DOJ), theHonorable Arthur A. Elkins, Jr. (EPA), and Ms. Kathy A. Buller (U.S. Peace Corps) testified during the hearing that despite clear language ...
House Oversight Committee to Examine Access and Authority of Federal Inspectors General
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will examine the Independence, Access, and Authority of the federal government’s 72 Inspectors General during its first hearing of the 114th Congress. In August 2014, 47 Inspectors General signed a letter to congressional oversight leaders stating that information was being withheld by federal ...
House Oversight Committee Passes Bills Supporting Wounded Veterans in the Federal Workforce and Improved Transparency of Unfunded Federal Mandates
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a markup today on the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act [H.R. 50] and The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 [H.R. ...
House Oversight Committee Holds Organizational Meeting, Adopts Official Rules, & Announces Republican Members
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today held its organizational meeting for the 114th Congress to adopt its official rules package along with one
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to Hold Organizational Meeting
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold the official organizational meeting Tuesday, January 27th. During the meeting, the Chairman will officially announce the Republican and Democratic Members and the membership of each subcommittee. The Committee will also consider and adopt the rules for the 114th Congress. WHAT: Official Committee Organizing Meeting
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz Announces Committee Members for 114th Congress
“I am pleased to announce the membership of the committee for the 114th Congress. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will work to apply rigorous oversight and practical reforms to the operations of the federal government and the use of taxpayer dollars. We will work with our Democrat counterparts to hold the federal government accountable to American people,” said Chairman Chaffetz.
Chairman Chaffetz Applauds Secret Service Changes
“I applaud Acting Director Clancy's action on the Panel's recommendations. The Secret Service has suffered from a lack of leadership and that has had a detrimental impact on security, training, protocols, and overall culture. Changes are necessary and these departures are a step in the right direction. Failures within leadership have been detrimental to the reputation of this elite law enforcement agency, and subsequently the morale of the men and women who work hard to keep the President and ...
IN THE NEWS: Chairman Chaffetz will shine spotlight on Interior, EPA powers
The House GOP's new top watchdog plans to intensify oversight of the Interior Department and U.S. EPA in the 114th Congress, spotlighting everything from alleged restrictions on federal lands to employee misconduct.
Chairman-elect Chaffetz Announces New Oversight Subcommittees and Chairs
Incoming Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced this week six new Subcommittees that will be established during the 114thCongress and the Chair selections: “When assessing the future of the committee and our goals, we saw an opportunity to make some changes, which includes modifications to subcommittee issue areas and titles. These changes will allow the subcommittee Chairs and Members to take a new approach to addressing the matters that come ...