Press Releases

Apr 15, 2015

Chaffetz and Cummings Introduce Bill to Modernize Payments to Former Presidents

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings introduced the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act [H.R. 1777]. This legislation updates the Former President’s Act of 1958, which governs annual pension payments and allowances for former U.S. Presidents and surviving spouses. The legislation ...

Apr 15, 2015

House Oversight and Financial Services Chairs Statement on Future Ex-Im Indictments

WASHINGTON – According to the acting Inspector General of the Export-Import Bank, Michael McCarthy, future indictments surrounding the bank’s activities are possible, including additional indictments related to former loan officer Johnny Gutierrez. McCarthy made these comments to ...

Apr 15, 2015

House Oversight Committee Expresses No Confidence In DEA Administrator Leonhart

WASHINGTON— Today, after listening to testimony during yesterday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on “DOJ IG: Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations,” Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) joined with fellow committee Members in expressing no confidence in DEA Administrator Michele ...

Apr 15, 2015

Joint Hearing Wrap-Up – Oversight of Efforts to Reform Export-Import Bank of the United States

HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND OVERSIGHT JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy, Chairman Bill Huizenga (R-MI)                 Oversight Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH)   Oversight of Efforts ...

Apr 14, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up: Identifying Duplicative and Redundant Programs Within the Federal Government

The 2015 Duplication Report released today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), identifies areas of duplication, overlap, and fragmentation in federal programs. It also outlines ...

Apr 14, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up – DOJ IG: Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations

Witnesses:  Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, US Department of Justice (DOJ) Kevin Perkins, Associate Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Michele Leonhart, Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)   CLICK HERE FOR HEARING MATERIALS Takeaways: DEA Administrator Leonhart 

Apr 14, 2015

GAO Report Identifies Duplication in Federal Programs

Billions wasted each year on redundant, overlapping, fragmented services WASHINGTON— The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released its 2015 report to Congress identifying opportunities to reduce fragmentation, overlap, and duplication within the federal government. The GAO report presents 66 actions that the executive branch or Congress may take to make 24 areas within the federal government more ...

Apr 10, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Statement on Deadly Shooting at Suitland Federal Center

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) issued the following statement in the wake of yesterday’s deadly incident at the Suitland Federal Center.     “Yesterday’s shooting death of Officer Lawrence Buckner at the Suitland Federal Center is an unimaginable and heartbreaking loss for his family and for the broader Census Bureau family. My thoughts and prayers are ...

Apr 1, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Issues Statement in Response to DOJ Decision on Lois Lerner

WASHINGTON— House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Justice’s decision to not proceed with a criminal contempt prosecution of Lois Lerner: “Today’s announcement is disappointing and exhibits a disregard for the rule of law.  Mr. Machen attempted to absolve Ms. Lerner of her actions by substituting his judgment for that of the full House of Representatives. ...

Mar 31, 2015

Former DOE Deputy Secretary Signs on as CEO of Company the DOE Helped Keep Afloat Amidst Bankruptcy

WASHINGTON— This week, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) and Interior Subcommittee Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY- At large) issued letters to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz and Centrus Energy Senior Vice President and General Counsel