Press Releases

Sep 9, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: Violence on the Border: Keeping U.S. Personnel Safe

Witnesses: William H. Moser, Deputy Director, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations, U.S. Department of State Gregory B. Starr, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State Sue Saarnio, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Sep 9, 2015

Committee Expands Investigation into Planned Parenthood Videos

Seeks further information from StemExpress and the Center for Medical Progress WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent letters today to StemExpress and the Center for Medical ...

Aug 28, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on WOTUS Injunction

“Such flawed policy should never see the light of day.” WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today in reaction to a federal judge’s ruling granting a preliminary injunction on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. "Judge Erickson's ruling is a significant and rightful win for states' rights. I am pleased that the ...

Aug 6, 2015

Chaffetz Renews Call for Removal of OPM CIO Donna Seymour

IG memo highlights additional transgressions WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter today to U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Acting Director Beth Cobert in follow-up to a July 22, 2015 Inspector General (IG) memo. In the memo, the IG advises the Acting Director that ...

Aug 5, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Senate IRS Targeting Report

Bipartisan Finance Committee report supports need for Commissioner’s removal WASHINGTON—House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement today upon release of the Senate Finance Committee’s bipartisan report on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting scandal: “This bipartisan report is a helpful addition to our own ongoing investigation. It supports the fact that Commissioner Koskinen provided ...

Jul 29, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up – “EPA Mismanagement Part II”

TAKEAWAYS: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to be plagued by persistent employee misconduct. John Beale, former head of the EPA office of Homeland Security, masqueraded as a covert CIA officer and is now in prison for time and attendance fraud while employed at the EPA. Peter Jutro retired in disgrace after he was found to have sexually assaulted over a ...

Jul 27, 2015

Chaffetz Calls On President to Remove IRS Commissioner Koskinen

Oversight Committee plans to pursue all remedies for accountability WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Jason Chaffetz along with 20 members of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee joined together in calling upon President Obama to remove Internal Revenue ...

Jul 24, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on DOJ OLC Opinion

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)) released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) opinion on Inspector General (IG) access to documents: “Today’s opinion places another roadblock in the path of IGs as they work to hold federal agencies accountable and ferret out waste, fraud, and abuse. Nothing should interfere with an IG’s ability to ...

Jul 22, 2015

Committee Passes Twelve Bills With Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON— Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a mark up to consider six pieces of legislation along with six postal naming bills. The following actions were taken by the Committee: H.R. 598, the Taxpayers Right-To-Know ...

Jul 15, 2015

Criminal Justice Reform Hearing Wrap Up

Criminal Justice Reform: Part I Criminal Justice Reform: Part II Witnesses: The Honorable John Cornyn, Senator, Texas The Honorable Cory Booker, Senator, New Jersey The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner, Representative, Wisconsin 5th District The ...