Press Releases

Jul 7, 2016

Government Reform Package Advances

Legislation spearheaded by Reps. Palmer, Meadows, Buck, Walberg, Walker, and Ross passes House WASHINGTON, D.C.—This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4361, the Government Reform and Improvement Act (GRIA) sponsored by Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL). GRIA includes important good government reforms offered by Reps. Mark Meadows ...

Jun 28, 2016

Chairman Chaffetz Praises Benghazi Select Committee Report

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement in response to the Benghazi Select Committee’s final report: "I appreciate the tireless efforts of Chairman Trey Gowdy and the Benghazi Select Committee to uncover the truth about the attacks in Benghazi and the resulting aftermath. It is disappointing the Obama ...

Jun 21, 2016

Examining OIRA’s Document Production

The numbers suggest a lack of compliance with subpoena  WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a draft report recommending contempt charges for Office of Information and Regulatory ...

Jun 21, 2016

House Approves Bill Strengthening IG’s Access to Information

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2395, the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016. This legislation, sponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), strengthens existing law by making clear that inspectors general (IG’s) are entitled to all information needed to pursue an investigation. Chairman Chaffetz released the following statement upon passage of the ...

Jun 21, 2016

Bills Protecting Whistleblowers, Strengthening Fraud Prevention Pass House

Legislation spearheaded by Reps. Blum, Meadows, and Hurd WASHINGTON, D.C.—This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three bipartisan bills under suspension of the rules. Together, the bills bring cost savings, increased transparency, and fraud reduction to the federal government. Key Bill Details: Thoroughly Investigating ...

Jun 15, 2016

Committee Votes to Censure IRS Commissioner

WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved (23-15), as amended, and favorably reported to the U.S. House of Representatives, H. Res. 737 condemning and censuring Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John A. Koskinen. The Resolution expresses the sense of the House that Mr. ...

Jun 15, 2016

Oversight Leaders Release Bipartisan Postal Reform Discussion Draft

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) introduced a bipartisan discussion draft of postal reform legislation. In releasing the draft, the members issued the following statement: “The ...

Jun 14, 2016

A Better Way to Grow Our Economy

Third Plank of Bold Agenda Includes More Than 100 Ideas to Tackle Excessive Regulations, Develop American Energy, and Promote Financial Independence WASHINGTON—Today, House Republicans unveiled a plan to grow our economy by tackling excessive ...

Jun 13, 2016

The Next Phase of the Better Way Rollout

WASHINGTON—This week, Republicans will add planks on economic growth and self-government to

Jun 13, 2016

Chaffetz, Cummings, Issa Applaud Passage of Bipartisan FOIA Reform Bill

House approves legislation ahead of 50th Anniversary of landmark Open Government Law Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation, S. 337, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which includes provisions of a companion bill introduced in the House by former Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), and current Ranking Member, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).  The FOIA Improvement ...