Releases


February 25, 2015
Upton and Chaffetz Statement on Chairman Wheeler’s Refusal to Testify

“So long as the chairman continues to insist on secrecy, we will continue calling for more transparency and accountability at the commission.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) made the following statement about FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s…

February 24, 2015
HEARING ADVISORY: Healthcare Subcommittee to Examine Tax Complications for Americans Under The Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON– On Thursday, February 26th, The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules will hold a hearing titled “From Healthcare Enrollment to Tax Filing: A PPACA Update”.   The hearing will examine the ongoing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in…

HEARING ADVISORY: House Pursues Investigation Into Missing Lois Lerner Emails

WASHINGTON– On Thursday, February 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will receive an update from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) as well as the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations on their ongoing efforts to recover former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations Unit Director Lois…

February 23, 2015
HEARING ADVISORY: Subcommittees to Take a Closer Look at DHS Protocol on Identifying and Releasing Non-Citizen Criminals

House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittees on National Security, and Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules, will hold a joint hearing on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.. The hearing will examine the Department of Homeland Security’s policies and procedures regarding non-citizens unlawfully present in the United States, and their…

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 Administration’s proposed new regulations on National Ambient…

February 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…

February 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…

February 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…

February 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 here.

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 released last year found that some non-citizens do participate in U.S. election and…