Press Releases

Dec 6, 2016

Report: U.S. Embassy Construction Over Budget, Not Meeting Deadlines

Committee finds State prioritizing aesthetics over security WASHINGTON - Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a

Dec 2, 2016

Chaffetz Elected as Chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the House Republican Conference voted to ratify the GOP Steering Committee’s recommendation that he continue to serve as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "Leading the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is truly an honor and privilege. My commitment to ensuring ...

Nov 30, 2016

Chaffetz Applauds House Passage of Bill to Improve Mail Delivery

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6303, sponsored by Chairman Chaffetz (R-UT), which consolidates 10 House-passed postal naming bills and instructs the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP Code to improve the ...

Nov 30, 2016

House Approves Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents

All agents with outstanding overtime to receive additional compensation for record hours worked in 2016   Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6302, the Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents Act of 2016, sponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason ...

Nov 30, 2016

Oversight Report Reveals $83 Billion Collected Through Agency Fines and Penalties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a Majority staff report titled, Restoring the Power of the Purse: Shining Light on Federal Agencies Billion Dollar Fines Collections. The report surveyed 34 agencies ...

Oct 27, 2016

New Oversight Committee Report Finds Politicizing of WOTUS Rulemaking

Findings reveal administration cut corners to expedite the rule WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a

Oct 20, 2016

BY THE NUMBERS: Improper Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled, The Improper Payments and Elimination and Recovery Act: An Analysis of Five Years of Data. Here’s a look at a few key figures.

Oct 17, 2016

Chaffetz, Nunes Statement on New FBI Files from Clinton Investigation

Request Removal of Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) released the following statement and summary findings after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released additional files related to its investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. "We find Under ...

Oct 14, 2016

Chaffetz Statement on Secret Service’s IT Mismanagement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a statement after the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit with alarming findings regarding the United States Secret Service’s (USSS) information technology (IT) management. “The Secret Service believes they have a core mission to ...

Oct 12, 2016

Chairmen Question DOJ on Lack of Prosecution in Animas River Spill

Decision raises concern of double standard in prosecutions of negligent discharge cases WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), and House Oversight and Government Reform Interior Subcommittee Chairman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting a briefing on DOJ’s decision not to take up the ...