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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

Mar 31, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Issues Subpoenas to Two Secret Service Agents

WASHINGTON— Today, Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued the following statement regarding the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the United States Secret Service (USSS). “The top priority of the Committee’s investigation into multiple security lapses within the Secret Service is to ensure the President, his family, and other individuals protected by the Secret Service are safe. As part of our investigation, we have requested interviews with Secret Service agents who can shed ...

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Mar 26, 2015

Chaffetz Responds to DOJ Inspector General Report on Misconduct Within Law Enforcement Components

WASHINGTON— The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) today released a report that examines how the DOJ’s four law enforcement components respond to sexual misconduct and harassment allegations made by their employees. The report found, among other things, that “the foreign officer allegedly arranged ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes funded ...

Mar 25, 2015

Chaffetz, Cummings Issue Statement on Chemical Safety Board Chairman Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso’s Expected Resignation

President Barack Obama is expected to request the resignation of Chemical Safety Board Chairman Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso. In response to this news, Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement:   “The Chemical Safety Board is in desperate need of new leadership and we are pleased that the President has recognized the importance of making key changes within the Chemical Safety Board.  Dr. Moure-Eraso’s ...

Mar 25, 2015

House Oversight Committee Markup Wrap-Up

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today held a legislative mark-up on eight bills, including the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2015 introduced this week by Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03). The bills all passed out of Committee by voice vote. “The fact that our federal workforce owes more than one billion dollars in back taxes is a very serious problem. As tax day approaches, and Americans across the country work to fulfill their civic responsibility to pay ...

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Mar 24, 2015

IRS Tax Delinquency Report Shows Federal Employees Owe $1 Billion

TOMORROW-House Oversight Committee to hold markup on tax delinquency bill among others WASHINGTON— The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released its 2014 tax delinquency report, which identifies the total number of federal civilian employees who are tax-delinquent and the total amount owed in past-due taxes. Tomorrow, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) will hold a mark-up to examine ...

Mar 24, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up – USSS: Holding the Protectors Accountable

HOUSE OVERSIGHT FULL COMMITTEE HEARING USSS: HOLDING THE PROTECTORS ACCOUNTABLE Witness: Joseph P. Clancy, Director, United States Secret Service (USSS)   CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO ...

Mar 19, 2015

House Oversight Committee Members Call on President Obama to Remove Chemical Safety Board Chairman and Top Staff

Fourteen House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Members issued a bipartisan letter to President Obama requesting that he exercise  his statutory authority to remove U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso as well as CSB General Counsel Richard Loeb and Managing Director Daniel ...

Mar 17, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up – FCC: Process and Transparency

HOUSE OVERSIGHT FULL COMMMITTEE HEARING FCC: PROCESS AND TRANSPARENCY Witness: Tom Wheeler, Chairman, U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)   Click here ...

Mar 17, 2015

Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Federal Employees Accountable for Unpaid Taxes

On Wednesday, March 18th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing  to examine “Federal Workforce Tax Accountability.” The hearing will  consider reforms to ensure federal employees and contractors have fulfilled their federal tax obligations. BACKGROUND: The Standards of ...