Press Releases

Feb 16, 2017

Chaffetz Asks Justice Department to Uphold Institutional Interests of Congress

Referral for non-appearance marks important step toward restoring Legislative Branch authorities WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking the Justice Department to convene a grand jury or charge former ...

Feb 14, 2017

Chaffetz Statement on Director Clancy’s Retirement

"I encourage President Trump to appoint a director from outside the agency"   WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy announced his retirement. "I appreciate Director Clancy's dedicated service to this ...

Feb 14, 2017

Chaffetz Probes White House’s Handling of Sensitive Information

Letter requests information related to Mar-a-Lago event WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asking for answers relating to widespread reports that sensitive information may have been shared or discussed in a common area at Mar-a-Lago. The letter ...

Feb 1, 2017

Oversight Leaders Encourage Trump Administration to Protect Whistleblowers

“Protecting whistleblowers is crucial to your success and the oversight process.”   WASHINGTON - Today, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) sent a

Jan 31, 2017

Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Postal Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017. The bill addresses unfunded liabilities of the United States Postal Service (USPS), makes reforms to keep mailing costs affordable for consumers, and encourages innovation, all without additional borrowing capacity from the U.S. ...

Jan 30, 2017

House, Senate Leaders Move to Protect Small Businesses, Promote National Security

Introduce CRA resolution to block ‘blacklisting’ rule WASHINGTON, D.C. – House and Senate leaders with jurisdiction over workforce protections and federal contracting today introduced a joint resolution of disapproval that would block implementation of the Obama administration’s flawed, redundant, ...

Jan 25, 2017

Chaffetz Applauds President’s Immigration Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement after President Trump took action to combat illegal immigration within the United States. “Today’s announcement is a welcome step forward after eight years of failed immigration policies. There is no doubt our immigration system is broken. We give rewards and incentives to those who come here illegally and penalize ...

Jan 23, 2017

Chaffetz Announces Subcommittee Chairs for 115th Congress

  WASHINGTON--Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after announcing the subcommittee chairmen for the 115th Congress: "I am pleased to announce subcommittee chairs for the 115th Congress. Each of these individuals brings experience and passion to their leadership role that will benefit the American people. I look forward to working with my colleagues as we continue to conduct ...

Jan 18, 2017

Chairman Chaffetz Announces Promotions of Key Staff

Names new Dept. Staff Director, General Counsel and others WASHINGTON--Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced promotions for key members on the committee staff, after naming Jonathan Skladany as Staff Director last week: Rebecca Edgar as Deputy Staff Director, formerly Communications Director; Liam McKenna as General Counsel, formerly Senior Counsel; MJ Henshaw as Communications ...

Jan 13, 2017

Chairman Chaffetz Names New Committee Staff Director

WASHINGTON--Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced the promotion of Jonathan Skladany to Staff Director, after previous Staff Director Jennifer Hemingway shared her transition to the Speaker's office: "Jon has been an integral part to this committee since first joining in 2009. He's as smart as they come and a gifted individual who will lead this committee in the right direction. I can't wait to get started ...