Press Releases

May 8, 2017

Committee Leaders Stress Importance of Data Act Implementation

Bipartisan letter lists five recommendations for successful application WASHINGTON - Today, ahead of a major reporting milestone for the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act, leaders from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a letter to the heads of the

May 3, 2017

Chaffetz, Cummings Demand TSA Comply with Subpoena

Letter threatens "serious consequences" for non-compliance WASHINGTON - Yesterday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Acting Administrator warning that the agency's continued failure to comply with a Committee-issued subpoena will lead to "serious ...

May 2, 2017

Oversight Committee Passes Bipartisan Bills Strengthening Whistleblower Protections

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed three bipartisan bills to strengthen protections for whistleblowers.   “Whistleblowers must be protected. Period. Their courageous efforts keep the federal government open and honest. Passing these bipartisan bills illustrates our ...

Apr 27, 2017

Chaffetz Requests Final Determination on Flynn

Letter sent to Acting Secretary of Army WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to the Acting Secretary of the Army asking for a final determination as to whether Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn violated the law (37 U.S.C. § 908) by accepting payments from foreign government-controlled entities. 

Apr 27, 2017

House Passes Chaffetz Sponsored Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act

Legislation encourages transparency at financial entities  WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1694, the Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017, sponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). ...

Apr 25, 2017

Chaffetz Statement on New CBO Compensation Report

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) - at his request - updated a report comparing the compensation of federal and private-sector employees.   “CBO’s report underscores the urgent need for comprehensive civil ...

Apr 25, 2017

Chaffetz Statement on New Secret Service Director

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the U.S. Secret Service announced the appointment of a new director.   "I applaud the president's decision to appoint a Secret Service Director from outside the agency. This decision is consistent ...

Apr 21, 2017

Oversight Committee Requests Documents on Trump Organization’s Treatment of Foreign Government Payments

WASHINGTON - Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to attorney Sheri A. Dillon requesting information about the implementation and timing of the Trump Organization's announced plans to donate profits of foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury.  At a press conference in January, ...

Apr 12, 2017

Oversight Chairmen Request Information on Chemical Weapon Agreement with Syria

Letter asks State Department for Obama-era documents  WASHINGTON - Yesterday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requesting documents and communications related to a 2013 chemical weapons deal made between the Obama ...

Apr 7, 2017

Members Demand President Trump Remove IRS Commissioner

38 Representatives sign letter to White House WASHINGTON - Yesterday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and 37 House members sent a letter to President Trump demanding the removal of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner, John Koskinen. The letter highlights how Koskinen provided false testimony before Congress and ...