Press Releases

Apr 11, 2018

Gowdy Questions EPA Administrator Pruitt on Official Travel and Lease Agreement

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to follow-up on the Committee's initial request for information related to Administrator Pruitt's official travel. Additionally, the Committee is evaluating a lease agreement between Administrator Pruitt and Ms. Vicki Hart. Excerpts from the ...

Apr 11, 2018

Gowdy Statement on 2020 Census Briefing

WASHINGTON, DC - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the Committee held a Member briefing with Dr. Ron Jarmin, Acting Director of the U.S. Census, Mr. Michael Walsh, Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Dr. Jennifer M. Ortman, the Assistant Division Chief of the American Community Survey Office for the U.S. Census Bureau, regarding the 2020 decennial census ...

Apr 9, 2018

Gowdy Statement on Appointment of U.S. Attorney to Oversee Document Production

WASHINGTON, DC - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released this statement following the announcement that the Department of Justice has appointed U.S. Attorney John Lausch to oversee the process of producing documents to Congress. "I am trying, without much success, to understand the recent announcement by the Department of Justice with respect to the months old request for ...

Mar 30, 2018

Goodlatte, Gowdy Statement on Appointment of U.S. Attorney to Lead Investigation of DOJ Actions

WASHINGTON – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) released this statement following the announcement that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will tap U.S. Attorney John W. Huber to investigate the actions of the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017.“We are encouraged that Attorney General Sessions has designated U.S. Attorney John W. Huber to investigate the actions ...

Mar 15, 2018

Committee Report Scrutinizes Federal Regulatory Guidance Practices

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans released a staff report detailing findings from the Committee's oversight of federal agencies' regulatory guidance documents. The report compiles information received from dozens of agencies and shows both best practices and problem areas with regulatory guidance ...

Mar 7, 2018

Chairmen Gowdy and Goodlatte Release Key Takeaways from FBI Briefing on Parkland School Shooting

Washington, D.C. – Following House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy’s request for a briefing, yesterday members of the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee met with FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich on how the Bureau handled tips about the ...

Mar 6, 2018

Goodlatte & Gowdy Call for Special Counsel to Investigate Crimes Involving Bias and FISA Abuse at DOJ

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy today called for the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate potential bias and potential conflicts of interest and decisions made or not made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017. In a 

Feb 28, 2018

Gowdy Questions HUD Secretary on Exceeding Spending Limits

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy sent a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Carson regarding allegations of excessive spending on the redecoration of the Secretary's office and retaliation against HUD employee and whistleblower Helen Foster. Excerpts from the letter: "The Committee is aware of a complaint filed with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) by Department of Housing and Urban Development ...

Feb 20, 2018

Committee Republicans Release Memo on Last Minute Obama-Era Rule Banning Lead Ammo

WASHINGTON -  Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans released a memo regarding a last minute rule imposed by the Obama Administration prohibiting the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on Fish and Wildlife Service property. Documents show the departing Administration hastily prepared and unilaterally imposed this policy without citing scientific support and public input. View ...

Feb 16, 2018

Gowdy, Goodlatte Request FBI Briefing on Florida Shooting

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray regarding tips the FBI received on Nikolas Cruz, the shooter who tragically murdered 17 students, teachers, and school officials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this week. Excerpts from the letter: In the wake of this tragic ...