Press Releases

Jun 13, 2016

Chaffetz, Cummings, Issa Applaud Passage of Bipartisan FOIA Reform Bill

House approves legislation ahead of 50th Anniversary of landmark Open Government Law Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation, S. 337, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which includes provisions of a companion bill introduced in the House by former Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), and current Ranking Member, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).  The FOIA Improvement ...

Jun 10, 2016

Second Subpoena Issued to State Department for Keystone Documents

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today after issuing a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry for documents and communications related to the Department’s determination that the Keystone XL pipeline would undercut U.S. leadership on climate change, among other things. “The State Department is not cooperating with the Committee’s investigation. Producing ...

Jun 8, 2016

Chaffetz Statement on Arrest of EPA Employee for Possession of Child Pornography

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after learning of the arrest of the information security officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 on four counts of possession of child pornography, a class II felony. “If true, the level of ...

Jun 3, 2016

Chairman Chaffetz Requests Documents from State Department Over Deleted Video Footage

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Last night, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent the following letter to Secretary of State John Kerry after it was revealed that the U.S. Department of State intentionally deleted video footage of a question and answer exchange related to secret bilateral talks with Iran on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of ...

May 25, 2016

Committee Releases Investigative Report on Cover Oregon

Refers matter for criminal investigation to DOJ and Oregon Attorney General WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled, “How Mismanagement and Political Interference Squandered $305 Million Federal Taxpayer Dollars.”  The report details findings from the ...

May 25, 2016

Chairman Chaffetz Statement on State OIG Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of State, Office of Inspector General’s (IG) report titled, Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirement: "Long-standing weaknesses with the preservation of federal email records clearly exist within the Office of the Secretary of State. Over time, ...

May 25, 2016

House Passes Bill Clarifying Congressional Intent of DC Home Rule Act

Legislation spearheaded by Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5233, the Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for DC Home Rule Act of 2016, sponsored by Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC). The bill explicitly repeals the Local Budget Autonomy Act of ...

May 18, 2016

Chaffetz Introduces Censure Resolution for IRS Commissioner

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, in advance of the House Judiciary Committee’s May 24, 2016 hearing to examine misconduct by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced a resolution (H. Res. 737) to censure Commissioner Koskinen.  The resolution offers Congressional ...

May 18, 2016

Chairman Demands Compliance with Subpoenas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Oversight and Government Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent letters to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Howard Shelanski and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell urging their immediate compliance with Congressional subpoenas. Both officials have delayed the Committee’s investigations on important ...

May 17, 2016

Committee Advances DC Budget Autonomy, Audit the Fed, and Other Legislation

 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a mark-up to consider multiple pieces of legislation, including Audit the Fed and DC Budget Autonomy. The following actions were taken by the Committee. The Committee approved the following legislation: