Press Releases

Apr 28, 2015

Chaffetz, Cummings Issue Statement on News The NFL Will Waive Tax Exempt Status

WASHINGTON – Today, in response to news that the National Football League (NFL) plans to voluntarily waive their tax-exempt status and file tax returns as a taxable entity for fiscal year 2015, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD-7) issued the following statement. “We are extremely pleased with the decision from the NFL to waive its tax-exempt status. Congress has tried to tackle this issue ...

Apr 23, 2015

Chaffetz, Cummings Statement on New DHS IG Report Regarding USSS Protection of Former Presidents

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General Management Advisory titled, “Alarm System Maintenance at Residences Protected by the U.S. Secret Service.” “It is startling and unacceptable that under the Secret Service protection, an alarm at the residence of former President George ...

Apr 22, 2015

Interior Oversight Committee Exposes DOE Censorship of Independent Report on Uranium Transfers

The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, led by Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large) today examined whether the Department of Energy (DOE) operated outside of its legal authority with regards to uranium transfers under the United States Enrichment Corporation Privatization Act (USECAct) and placed undue

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Apr 21, 2015

Chaffetz, Cummings Statement on Retirement of DEA Administrator

WASHINGTON – In response to DEA Administrator Leonhart’s retirement, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement. “In light of the DOJ Inspector General’s report and the testimony we heard before our committee, Ms. Leonhart’s retirement is appropriate. With the opportunity now for fresh leadership, we are hopeful that the DEA can restore itself to an agency of ...

Apr 16, 2015

DHS, National Archives, & Chemical Safety Board Ranked Worst Places to Work

Chairman Meadows Launches Federal Employee Tip Line to Share Concerns WASHINGTON— House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing today to examine the findings of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), which ranks federal employee satisfaction among government agencies. The report identifies the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (score of 48%), National Archives and Records Administration (score of 49%) and ...

Apr 15, 2015

House Passes Bill to Limit Hiring of Contractors that Refuse to Pay Federal Taxes

The Contracting and Tax Accountability Act [H.R. 1562], introduced by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, was approved by an overwhelming majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.This legislation would prohibit the award of contracts or grants to corporations or ...

Apr 15, 2015

Taxpayer Advocate Appears Before House Oversight Committee

he House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, led by Chairman Mark Meadows (NC-11), today examined the findings included in the 2014 Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report. Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson testified on the details of the report [

Apr 15, 2015

Chaffetz and Cummings Introduce Bill to Modernize Payments to Former Presidents

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings introduced the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act [H.R. 1777]. This legislation updates the Former President’s Act of 1958, which governs annual pension payments and allowances for former U.S. Presidents and surviving spouses. The legislation ...

Apr 15, 2015

House Oversight and Financial Services Chairs Statement on Future Ex-Im Indictments

WASHINGTON – According to the acting Inspector General of the Export-Import Bank, Michael McCarthy, future indictments surrounding the bank’s activities are possible, including additional indictments related to former loan officer Johnny Gutierrez. McCarthy made these comments to ...

Apr 15, 2015

House Oversight Committee Expresses No Confidence In DEA Administrator Leonhart

WASHINGTON— Today, after listening to testimony during yesterday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on “DOJ IG: Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations,” Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) joined with fellow committee Members in expressing no confidence in DEA Administrator Michele ...