Oversight Committee Announces FITARA Scorecard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCo7ifLd_kw&feature=youtu.be WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a scorecard assigning letter grades to federal agencies on their implementation of the bipartisan Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), enacted in December 2014. Full Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), IT Subcommittee Chairman Will Hurd (R-TX) and Ranking Member Robin Kelly (D-IL), and ...
Report Released on EPA’s Unprecedented Action in Bristol Bay, Alaska
WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Subcommittee on the Interior Chairman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter and
Hearing Wrap-Up: Oversight Committee Reviews National Security at TSA
Witnesses: Mr. Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security The Honorable John Roth, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ms. Jennifer Grover, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, U.S. Government Accountability Office TAKEAWAYS: • The new Transportation Security ...
Committee Announces New Staff Director
WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement upon announcing Jennifer Hemingway, current Staff Director for the Government Operations Subcommittee, as the Committee’s new Staff Director. The Committee’s current Staff Director, Sean McLaughlin, recently announced plans to return to the private sector at the end of the year. “Jennifer is an invaluable asset to the Committee. ...
Resolution Introduced to Impeach IRS Commissioner
WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and 18 members of the Committee introduced a resolution to begin proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen.
Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Ask AG Lynch for Geolocation Memos
WASHINGTON—Today, a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators sent a letter to Attorney General (AG) Loretta Lynch requesting Department of Justice (DOJ) memoranda on the use of geolocation and other surveillance technology. Over the past two years, lawmakers from both the House and Senate have repeatedly requested the Jones memos and have been denied. Key excerpts from
Chairman Chaffetz Responds to DOJ’s Investigation of the IRS
WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice announced there will be no charges against former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner, and the investigation will be closing: “This announcement is a reminder that the Obama administration continues to refuse to hold anyone accountable at the IRS. Over two years ago,
Chaffetz Statement on Improper Bonuses and Promotions at DEA
WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) report titled "Bonuses and Other Favorable Personnel Actions for Drug Enforcement Administration Employees Involved in Alleged Sexual Misconduct Incidents Referenced in the OIG’s March 2015 Report.” At a
Chaffetz Applauds House Passage of DC Opportunity Scholarships Reauthorization
WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted favorably to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR Reauthorization Act), H.R. 10, introduced by Speaker John Boehner and co-sponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). This bipartisan legislation provides $60 million annually through 2021 toward ...
Hearing Wrap-Up: Secure Credentials Issued by the Government Publishing Office
Witnesses: Ms. Davita Vance-Cooks, Director, Government Publishing Office Ms. Kathleen M. Carroll, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, HID Global Mr. James N. Alders, Senior Vice President of Government Operations, MorphoTrust USA Mr. Michael A. Raponi, Inspector General, U.S. Government Publishing Office TAKEAWAYS: • Secure identity credentials must contain the most secure and innovative technology to ...