Releases


April 14, 2015
Hearing Wrap Up: Identifying Duplicative and Redundant Programs Within the Federal Government

The 2015 Duplication Report released today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), identifies areas of duplication, overlap, and fragmentation in federal programs. It also outlines opportunities for cost savings and revenue enhancements. This year’s report includes 66recommended actions to improve 24 areas within the federal government that operate ineffectively or inefficiently. Topics in the 2015 Report: …

Hearing Wrap-Up – DOJ IG: Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations

Witnesses:  Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, US Department of Justice (DOJ) Kevin Perkins, Associate Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Michele Leonhart, Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)   CLICK HERE FOR HEARING MATERIALS Takeaways: DEA Administrator Leonhart claimed she is unable to fire agents who solicit prostitutes or engage in sexual misconduct,…

GAO Report Identifies Duplication in Federal Programs

Billions wasted each year on redundant, overlapping, fragmented services WASHINGTON— The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released its 2015 report to Congress identifying opportunities to reduce fragmentation, overlap, and duplication within the federal government. The GAO report presents 66 actions that the executive branch or Congress may take to make 24 areas within…

April 10, 2015
Chairman Chaffetz Statement on Deadly Shooting at Suitland Federal Center

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) issued the following statement in the wake of yesterday’s deadly incident at the Suitland Federal Center.     “Yesterday’s shooting death of Officer Lawrence Buckner at the Suitland Federal Center is an unimaginable and heartbreaking loss for his family and…

April 1, 2015
Chairman Chaffetz Issues Statement in Response to DOJ Decision on Lois Lerner

WASHINGTON— House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Justice’s decision to not proceed with a criminal contempt prosecution of Lois Lerner: “Today’s announcement is disappointing and exhibits a disregard for the rule of law.  Mr. Machen attempted to…

March 31, 2015
Former DOE Deputy Secretary Signs on as CEO of Company the DOE Helped Keep Afloat Amidst Bankruptcy

WASHINGTON— This week, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) and Interior Subcommittee Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY- At large) issued letters to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz and Centrus Energy Senior Vice President and General Counsel Peter Saba outlining concerns regarding former DOE Deputy…

Chairman Chaffetz Issues Subpoenas to Two Secret Service Agents

WASHINGTON— Today, Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued the following statement regarding the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the United States Secret Service (USSS). “The top priority of the Committee’s investigation into multiple security lapses within the Secret Service is to ensure the President, his family, and other individuals protected by the Secret…

March 26, 2015
Chaffetz Responds to DOJ Inspector General Report on Misconduct Within Law Enforcement Components

WASHINGTON— The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) today released a report that examines how the DOJ’s four law enforcement components respond to sexual misconduct and harassment allegations made by their employees. The report found, among other things, that “the foreign officer allegedly arranged ‘sex parties’ with…

March 25, 2015
Chaffetz, Cummings Issue Statement on Chemical Safety Board Chairman Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso’s Expected Resignation

President Barack Obama is expected to request the resignation of Chemical Safety Board Chairman Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso. In response to this news, Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement:   “The Chemical Safety Board is in desperate need of new leadership and we…

House Oversight Committee Markup Wrap-Up

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today held a legislative mark-up on eight bills, including the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2015 introduced this week by Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03). The bills all passed out of Committee by voice vote. “The fact that our federal workforce owes more…