Press Releases

Dec 19, 2016

Bipartisan Committee Staff Report: Clear Guidelines Needed for “Stingray” Devices

Report Details Law Enforcement's Use of Cell-Site Simulators WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released a bipartisan

Dec 17, 2016

Two Chaffetz Bills Aimed at Helping Law Enforcement Signed Into Law

Legislation protects FBI whistleblowers and fairly compensates Secret Service agents WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after President Obama signed two Chaffetz-sponsored bills into law: H.R. 5790, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016 and H.R. 6302, the Overtime Pay for Secret Service ...

Dec 12, 2016

Senate Advances Slate of Oversight Bills

WASHINGTON - Early Saturday, the United States Senate advanced numerous pieces of legislation championed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. These bills now head to President Obama for his signature to become law. The following bills were passed:

Dec 8, 2016

Committee Requests Information on Pentagon’s $125 Billion in Waste

Committee Requests Information on Pentagon's $125 Billion in Waste Members Send Bipartisan Letter to Defense Secretary Washington, D.C. - Today, a group of 31 bipartisan members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a

Dec 8, 2016

Chaffetz Praises Inclusion of Civil Service Reforms in NDAA

Administrative Leave Reform and Official Personnel File Enhancement Acts soon to become law Washington, D.C. - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the Senate passed S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes two Chaffetz sponsored bills aimed at ...

Dec 7, 2016

House Unanimously Passes Chaffetz Legislation Protecting FBI Whistleblowers

Bill fixes a long-standing problem WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, as amended, H.R. 5790, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016 (404-0). The bill clarifies Congress's intent to protect FBI whistleblowers who make disclosures to managers and supervisors in their chain of ...

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

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

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 ...