Press Releases

Jun 21, 2016

House Approves Bill Strengthening IG’s Access to Information

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2395, the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016. This legislation, sponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), strengthens existing law by making clear that inspectors general (IG’s) are entitled to all information needed to pursue an investigation. Chairman Chaffetz released the following statement upon passage of the ...

Jun 21, 2016

Examining OIRA’s Document Production

The numbers suggest a lack of compliance with subpoena  WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a draft report recommending contempt charges for Office of Information and Regulatory ...

Jun 15, 2016

Committee Votes to Censure IRS Commissioner

WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved (23-15), as amended, and favorably reported to the U.S. House of Representatives, H. Res. 737 condemning and censuring Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John A. Koskinen. The Resolution expresses the sense of the House that Mr. ...

Jun 15, 2016

Oversight Leaders Release Bipartisan Postal Reform Discussion Draft

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) introduced a bipartisan discussion draft of postal reform legislation. In releasing the draft, the members issued the following statement: “The ...

Jun 14, 2016

A Better Way to Grow Our Economy

Third Plank of Bold Agenda Includes More Than 100 Ideas to Tackle Excessive Regulations, Develop American Energy, and Promote Financial Independence WASHINGTON—Today, House Republicans unveiled a plan to grow our economy by tackling excessive ...

Jun 13, 2016

The Next Phase of the Better Way Rollout

WASHINGTON—This week, Republicans will add planks on economic growth and self-government to

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 ...