Press Releases

Jan 11, 2017

Chairman Chaffetz Floor Statement on H.R. 5

Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT): Remarks as Delivered:

Jan 10, 2017

Chaffetz Introduces Bill to Hold Tax Delinquent Federal Employees and Contractors Accountable

Tax delinquency totaling billions WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 396, the Tax Accountability Act, which renders individuals with seriously delinquent tax debt ineligible for federal civilian employment, contracts, or grants. After introducing the bill, Chairman Chaffetz released the following statement: “Federal employees, contractors, and grant recipients ...

Jan 4, 2017

Five Committee Bills Advance in the House

Legislation improves government oversight and transparency   WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the House passed five Committee bills under suspension of the rules, which kick start the Committee's robust reform agenda for the 115th Congress: "I ...

Dec 19, 2016

Chaffetz, Cummings, Meadows Legislation Empowering Inspectors General Signed into Law

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement after President Obama signed H.R. 6450, the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016, into law. "We're pleased to see this bill become a reality. This bipartisan legislation will help inspectors general root out ...

Dec 19, 2016

Bipartisan Committee Staff Report: Clear Guidelines Needed for “Stingray” Devices

Report Details Law Enforcement's Use of Cell-Site Simulators WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released a bipartisan

Dec 17, 2016

Two Chaffetz Bills Aimed at Helping Law Enforcement Signed Into Law

Legislation protects FBI whistleblowers and fairly compensates Secret Service agents WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after President Obama signed two Chaffetz-sponsored bills into law: H.R. 5790, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016 and H.R. 6302, the Overtime Pay for Secret Service ...

Dec 12, 2016

Senate Advances Slate of Oversight Bills

WASHINGTON - Early Saturday, the United States Senate advanced numerous pieces of legislation championed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. These bills now head to President Obama for his signature to become law. The following bills were passed:

Dec 8, 2016

Committee Requests Information on Pentagon’s $125 Billion in Waste

Committee Requests Information on Pentagon's $125 Billion in Waste Members Send Bipartisan Letter to Defense Secretary Washington, D.C. - Today, a group of 31 bipartisan members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a

Dec 8, 2016

Chaffetz Praises Inclusion of Civil Service Reforms in NDAA

Administrative Leave Reform and Official Personnel File Enhancement Acts soon to become law Washington, D.C. - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the Senate passed S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes two Chaffetz sponsored bills aimed at ...

Dec 7, 2016

House Unanimously Passes Chaffetz Legislation Protecting FBI Whistleblowers

Bill fixes a long-standing problem WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, as amended, H.R. 5790, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016 (404-0). The bill clarifies Congress's intent to protect FBI whistleblowers who make disclosures to managers and supervisors in their chain of ...