Press Releases

Dec 3, 2015

Bipartisan Report on Secret Service Reveals an Agency in Crisis

New details on misconduct and security lapses emerge Today, after a year-long investigation of  the United States Secret Service (USSS), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), released a bipartisan report detailing the Committee’s findings into the troubled agency. The report highlights serious leadership and staffing concerns, ...

Dec 1, 2015

GSA Watchdog Report Exposes Widespread Waste, Fraud and Abuse

WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee commended the work of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Office of the Inspector General (IG) upon release of its Semiannual Report to Congress. During Fiscal Year 2015, the GSA IG issued 85 audit reports, seven (7) audit memoranda, and seven (7) inspection and evaluation reports. The IG opened 161 ...

Nov 17, 2015

HEARING WRAP UP: Oversight Committee Examines Dept. of Education

Witnesses: Mr. Greg Wilshusen, Director, Information Security Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office The Honorable Kathleen S. Tighe, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education Mr. Danny A. Harris, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education TAKEAWAYS: • The Department of Education (DoEd) has at least 139 million unique social security numbers in its Central Processing System ...

Nov 10, 2015

Chaffetz Responds to Nomination of Beth Cobert as OPM Director

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after The Washington Post reported that President Obama will nominate Acting Director Beth Cobert as Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): “In my initial meetings with ...

Nov 6, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Statement on Keystone Pipeline Rejection

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today, after the Obama administration rejected the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: “Today's decision by the president, while disappointing, is not surprising. I fundamentally disagree with the president's politically motivated decision. This administration ignores the fact that the pipeline will ...

Nov 4, 2015

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 ...

Nov 4, 2015

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

Nov 3, 2015

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 ...

Nov 3, 2015

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. ...

Oct 27, 2015

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.