Press Releases

Feb 25, 2015

Upton and Chaffetz Statement on Chairman Wheeler’s Refusal to Testify

"So long as the chairman continues to insist on secrecy, we will continue calling for more transparency and accountability at the commission.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) made the following statement about FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s decision not to testify before Congress ahead of the commission’s Thursday vote on ...

Feb 24, 2015

HEARING ADVISORY: Healthcare Subcommittee to Examine Tax Complications for Americans Under The Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON– On Thursday, February 26th, The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules will hold a hearing titled “From Healthcare Enrollment to Tax Filing: A PPACA Update”.   The hearing will examine the ongoing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in light of the recent announcement that the second open enrollment period will be extended for some individuals who may face a penalty ...

Feb 24, 2015

HEARING ADVISORY: House Pursues Investigation Into Missing Lois Lerner Emails

WASHINGTON– On Thursday, February 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will receive an update from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) as well as the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations on their ongoing efforts to recover former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations Unit Director Lois Lerner’s missing emails. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz remains concerned the IRS potentially mislead the ...

Feb 23, 2015

HEARING ADVISORY: Subcommittees to Take a Closer Look at DHS Protocol on Identifying and Releasing Non-Citizen Criminals

House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittees on National Security, and Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules, will hold a joint hearing on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.. The hearing will examine the Department of Homeland Security’s policies and procedures regarding non-citizens unlawfully present in the United States, and their impact on local law enforcement and public safety. HEARING DETAILS WHAT: “A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Policies ...

Feb 23, 2015

HEARING ADVISORY: Examining the Administration’s Air & Water Regulations

On Thursday, February 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Interior Subcommittee, Chaired by Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large), will hold a hearing on “the Impacts of EPA Air and Water Regulations on States and the American People.”The hearing will specifically examine the ...

Feb 20, 2015

HEARING ADVISORY: Transportation Subcommittee to Examine Global Flight Tracking

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, February 25th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Transportation and Public Assets Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine steps being taken to improve global flight tracking capabilities. In the wake of the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, aviation organizations, including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), have identified new ways to better track aircraft traveling beyond the reach of ...

Releases
Feb 18, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Statement on Appointment of Secret Service Director

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz released the following statement today regarding the appointment of Joseph Clancy as the new U.S. Secret Service (USSS) Director: "It is disappointing the President ignored the recommendation from the independent panel, appointed by Secretary Johnson, to select a director from outside the Secret Service. The Panel made it crystal ...

Feb 13, 2015

Oversight Subcommittees Examine Metrorail Safety

The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets and the Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing to examine safety gaps that led to emergency incidents, including the January 12, 2015 incident involving the evacuation of passengers trapped in a smoke-filled Metrorail train. The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (P.L. ...

Feb 12, 2015

Video: Chairman Chaffetz Unveils New Artwork in Hearing Room

“I really felt strongly that, in that committee room, we should be inspired by those we serve, not inspired by past committee chairmen.” - Chairman Chaffetz, The Hill, 01/15/15 VIDEO: Chairman Chaffetz & Ranking Member Cummings deliver remarks on the new hearing room artwork: View the complete collection 

Feb 12, 2015

Subcommittee Chairmen DeSantis and Jordan Opening Statements on the President’s Immigration Executive Action and Its Impact on Elections

Chairman DeSantis “Today’s hearing is about upholding the integrity of our elections and ensuring that every legal vote counts. Non-citizen voting undermines voter confidence and damages the integrity of federal and state elections.” “A study that was ...