Press Releases

Apr 14, 2015

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 the federal government more ...

Apr 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 for the broader Census Bureau family. My thoughts and prayers are ...

Apr 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 absolve Ms. Lerner of her actions by substituting his judgment for that of the full House of Representatives. ...

Mar 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

Mar 31, 2015

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 Service are safe. As part of our investigation, we have requested interviews with Secret Service agents who can shed ...

Mar 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 prostitutes funded ...

Mar 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 are pleased that the President has recognized the importance of making key changes within the Chemical Safety Board.  Dr. Moure-Eraso’s ...

Mar 25, 2015

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 than one billion dollars in back taxes is a very serious problem. As tax day approaches, and Americans across the country work to fulfill their civic responsibility to pay ...

Mar 24, 2015

IRS Tax Delinquency Report Shows Federal Employees Owe $1 Billion

TOMORROW-House Oversight Committee to hold markup on tax delinquency bill among others WASHINGTON— The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released its 2014 tax delinquency report, which identifies the total number of federal civilian employees who are tax-delinquent and the total amount owed in past-due taxes. Tomorrow, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) will hold a mark-up to examine ...

Mar 24, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up – USSS: Holding the Protectors Accountable