Releases


February 27, 2015
Chairman Meadows Examines Freedom of Information and Transparency of Federal Government

“People that have called me prior to this hearing say that on a number of occasions they feel like they just get stonewalled,” Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (NC-11).   Chairman Meadows questions Fred Sadler, Former FDA Freedom of Information Officer and Senior Official for Privacy   Congressman Thomas…

February 26, 2015
IRS Investigation–Chairman Chaffetz opening statement

Opening Statement – Chairman Jason ChaffetzFebruary 26, 2015 “IRS: TIGTA Update” [AS PREPARED] The Internal Revenue Service.  The IRS Perhaps no other agency, no other institution in our government causes more fear, more concern, more distress, or outright panic at the mere mention of their name than the IRS. Entanglement…

EPA Rules Looks to Regulate Puddles, Energy Production, and Much, Much More

The House Oversight Committee Subcommittee on the Interior today held a hearing to examine the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rules to regulate air, water, and power generation.   HEARING HIGHLIGHTS  “This benign sounding rule [EPA's proposal to update the air quality standards for ground-level Ozone] is…

Hearing Wrap Up – PPACA Update

HOUSE OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE, BENEFITS, AND ADMIN. RULES “From Healthcare Enrollment to Tax Filing: A PPACA Update” Witness: Kevin Counihan, CEO, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight Background: The Administration announced that approximately 11.4 million people picked plans through HealthCare.gov during the second enrollment period (Nov. 15,…

February 25, 2015
Hearing Wrap Up – Release of Non-Citizens

“A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Policies and Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-Citizens Unlawfully Present in the United States” Background: On November 20, 2014, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memorandum that contained new policies for the apprehension, detention, and removal of undocumented immigrants….

HEARING ADVISORY: Freedom of Information Act Reform, Improved Transparency of Federal Government

WASHINGTON– Friday, February 27th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing to examine the use of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as a tool for government transparency. There have been numerous reforms made to strengthen FOIA since its passage in 1966. Despite…

How is MH370 Still Missing?

  Transportation subcommittee Chairman John Mica examines global flight tracking and recovery technologies   WASHINGTON—Approximately90,000 flights occur around the world each day and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that around 123,000 U.S. citizens are among the passengers on these planes. Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on…

Subcommittee Chairmen DeSantis and Jordan Opening Statements at Joint Immigration Hearing

CHAIRMAN DESANTIS “The American people have every right to expect the government to abide by the laws of the land, especially those that impose duties on government officials to protect the safety and security of the American people.” “Unfortunately, since 2013, 1,000 of those released criminal convicts have been convicted…

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…