Press Releases

Jun 26, 2015

GOP Lawmakers to President Obama: Remove OPM Director Archuleta and CIO Donna Seymour

Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), along with 17 Republican Members of Congress, sent a letter to President Obama requesting the removal of Katherine Archuleta as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Ms. Donna Seymour, OPM Chief Information Officer (CIO) after a massive ...

Jun 25, 2015

IRS: TIGTA Update Part II – Hearing Wrap Up

TAKEAWAYS: In March 2014, 422 backup tapes most likely containing up to 24,000 Lois Lerner emails were erased. Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, Tim Camus, called this an “unbelievable set of circumstances”. In February 2014, ...

Jun 25, 2015

Chaffetz, Meadows Statements on Subcommittee Chairmanship

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) jointly issued the following statements regarding the chairmanship of the Government Operations Subcommittee. "Last week I announced a change in the Government Operations sub-committee chairmanship.  A number of people have asked me to reconsider that decision.  Having spoken with Mark ...

Jun 24, 2015

OPM Data Breach: Part II – Hearing Wrap Up

Witnesses: Ms. Katherine Archuleta, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management The Honorable Patrick E. McFarland, Inspector General , U.S. Office of Personnel Management Ms. Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Mr. Eric A. Hess, Chief Executive Officer, KeyPoint ...

Jun 17, 2015

HEARING WRAP UP – Drones: The Next Generation of Commerce?

Witnesses: Michael Whitaker, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation John Cavolowsky, Director of the Airspace Systems Program Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Mr. Brian Wynne, President & CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Mr. Paul E. Misener, President & CEO, Amazon, Inc. Mr. Harley Geiger, Advocacy Director and Senior Counsel, Center for Democracy and ...

Jun 16, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up – OPM: Data Breach Full Committee Meeting

Witnesses: Ms. Katherine Archuleta, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management< Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Dr. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Mr. Tony Scott  U.S. Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Management and Budget Ms. Sylvia Burns, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of ...

Jun 5, 2015

Chairmen Chaffetz and Jordan Request Information on the IRS’ “Special Project Team” Created in Connection to the Lois Lerner Investigation

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, and Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen requesting further information on the “special project team” established outside of the normal agency process to respond to congressional subpoenas and requests for information, Freedom of ...

Jun 4, 2015

House Oversight Full Committee FOIA Hearings Wrap-Up

“Ensuring Transparency through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)” Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 2:00 p.m. “Ensuring Agency Compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)” Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 9:00 ...

Jun 1, 2015

Majority Leader, Chairmen Bishop, Chaffetz, Calvert Urge President to Nominate Permanent Inspector General at Interior

For more than six years the Department of the Interior (DOI) has been without a permanent Inspector General which has “reduced the Department’s efficiency and deprived taxpayers from fully realizing the benefits of a strong inspector general,” according to key lawmakers in the House.   Today, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Natural Resources ...

May 29, 2015

Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena to IRS Official for FOIA Hearing

“Compelling a witness to testify under subpoena is not the preference of this Committee.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of next week’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined an invitation to allow Mary Howard, the Director of Privacy, Governmental Liaison, and Disclosure, to testify before the Committee. Chairman Jason Chaffetz sent a