Press Releases

Mar 2, 2017

Chaffetz on House Passage of Regulatory Reform Bill

Bipartisan legislation brings greater transparency to regulatory process WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1004, the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI). "Every year, agencies impose billions of dollars in new regulations on the backs of hard working taxpayers and American businesses. Even worse, these ...

Mar 1, 2017

Chaffetz Applauds House Passage of SCRUB Act

Bipartisan legislation helps eliminate outdated, burdensome, and unnecessary regulations WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 998, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act, sponsored by

Mar 1, 2017

Chaffetz Praises Passage of OIRA Reform Bill

Legislation encourages agency accountability WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a statement following the passage of H.R. 1009, the OIRA Insights, Reform, and Accountability ...

Feb 23, 2017

Chaffetz Demands Information from FEMA over Failed Flood Recovery Efforts

Letter requests information related to death of flood survivor due to apparent faulty MHU WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting documents regarding flood recovery efforts and a death resulting from a possible ...

Feb 22, 2017

Chaffetz Requests Information on ATF Undercover Operations

Allegations suggest racketeering involving agency informants WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) requesting documents and a briefing on management of informant programs and undercover ...

Feb 16, 2017

Chaffetz Asks Justice Department to Uphold Institutional Interests of Congress

Referral for non-appearance marks important step toward restoring Legislative Branch authorities WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking the Justice Department to convene a grand jury or charge former ...

Feb 14, 2017

Chaffetz Statement on Director Clancy’s Retirement

"I encourage President Trump to appoint a director from outside the agency"   WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy announced his retirement. "I appreciate Director Clancy's dedicated service to this ...

Feb 14, 2017

Chaffetz Probes White House’s Handling of Sensitive Information

Letter requests information related to Mar-a-Lago event WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asking for answers relating to widespread reports that sensitive information may have been shared or discussed in a common area at Mar-a-Lago. The letter ...

Feb 1, 2017

Oversight Leaders Encourage Trump Administration to Protect Whistleblowers

“Protecting whistleblowers is crucial to your success and the oversight process.”   WASHINGTON - Today, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) sent a

Jan 31, 2017

Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Postal Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders introduced H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017. The bill addresses unfunded liabilities of the United States Postal Service (USPS), makes reforms to keep mailing costs affordable for consumers, and encourages innovation, all without additional borrowing capacity from the U.S. ...