Press Releases

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 ...

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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 ...

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,