Press Releases

Feb 12, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Opening Statement During House Oversight Hearing Examining the Secret Service

  “Reforming and restoring the United States Secret Service is not a partisan issue. I firmly believe the united front Mr. Cummings and I have presented has driven change within the agency.”

Feb 12, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Presses Agency Witnesses on the “All Star Team of Problems”

Requests greater accountability amongst agency leadership on High Risk programs Referring to the top six programs that have remained on the High Risk List for 25 years, Chairman Chaffetz said: “This is the all-star team of problems...To get on ...

Feb 11, 2015

Riskiest Federal Programs Examined During House Oversight Hearing

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today held a hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2015 High Risk Report. The Report, released every two years by the GAO, identifies federal programs that are “high risk” due to vulnerabilities stemming from waste, fraud, abuse, or ...

Feb 11, 2015

ADVISORY: Oversight Committee to Examine Safety of D.C. Metro

On Friday, February 13, 2015, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets and the Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a joint hearing to examine safety gaps within Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metrorail system. The hearing titled,

Feb 10, 2015

Oversight Hearing Will Examine the Most High Risk Federal Programs

VIDEO: “High Risk for 25 Years- The Six Riskiest Federal Programs” Tomorrow, the House Oversight and ...

Feb 10, 2015

Hearing Advisory: Oversight to Examine Impact of Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions on Elections

The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules will hold a jointhearing entitled, “The President’s Executive Actions on Immigration and Their Impact on Federal and State Elections” on  Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will examine how President Obama’s executive actions on immigration may impact federal ...

Feb 9, 2015

Oversight Leaders Issue Statement on Reassignment of USSS Deputy Director

“Last week, we met jointly with the White House Counsel and the Department of Homeland Security and expressed our shared conviction that the Secret Service needs to turn the page with respect to its senior leadership. We commend the Department for its numerous personnel actions last month, as well as its recent decision to transfer the Deputy Director out of the agency.

Feb 5, 2015

Hearing Advisory: Oversight to Examine U.S. Secret Service

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing entitled “U.S. Secret Service: Identifying Steps to Restore the Protective Agency” on Thursday, February 12 at 10 a.m.. The hearing will focus on recent recommendations made to the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) by an independent panel appointed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In light of recent security breaches – including the fence jumping incident at the White House on September 19, 2014 – DHS ...

Feb 4, 2015

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 ...

Feb 3, 2015

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 ...