Press Releases

Jan 6, 2016

House Repeals Obamacare, Defunds Planned Parenthood

Legislation heads to president's desk WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after voting in support of the legislation: “Today the House did its job. Obamacare has been a disaster since it was forced on the American people over five years ago. People are paying more and getting less. ...

Jan 5, 2016

Chairman Chaffetz Responds to President’s Latest Executive Action

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after President Obama announced new executive action to restrict gun ownership: “The president’s actions are out of bounds and vastly exceed his executive authority. This is yet another attempt by President ...

Dec 15, 2015

Committee Continues Investigation into Drug Pricing, Seeks Documents from FDA on Generics Applications

WASHINGTON—After months of reviewing the drug approval process and consumer price increases, Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), along with 12 Committee members, sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Director Stephen Ostroff, M.D. today, requesting documents and information on the FDA’s process for ...

Dec 10, 2015

Chaffetz to OPM: Remove Donna Seymour

WASHINGTON—In response to today’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Office of Inspector General (IG) report, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz

Dec 9, 2015

Committee Unanimously Approves Secret Service Report

WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a markup to consider the bipartisan U.S. Secret Service report, along with two pieces of legislation and four postal naming bills. The following actions were taken by the Committee: The Committee favorably reported the

Dec 3, 2015

Bipartisan Report on Secret Service Reveals an Agency in Crisis

New details on misconduct and security lapses emerge Today, after a year-long investigation of  the United States Secret Service (USSS), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), released a bipartisan report detailing the Committee’s findings into the troubled agency. The report highlights serious leadership and staffing concerns, ...

Dec 1, 2015

GSA Watchdog Report Exposes Widespread Waste, Fraud and Abuse

WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee commended the work of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Office of the Inspector General (IG) upon release of its Semiannual Report to Congress. During Fiscal Year 2015, the GSA IG issued 85 audit reports, seven (7) audit memoranda, and seven (7) inspection and evaluation reports. The IG opened 161 ...

Nov 17, 2015

HEARING WRAP UP: Oversight Committee Examines Dept. of Education

Witnesses: Mr. Greg Wilshusen, Director, Information Security Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office The Honorable Kathleen S. Tighe, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education Mr. Danny A. Harris, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education TAKEAWAYS: • The Department of Education (DoEd) has at least 139 million unique social security numbers in its Central Processing System ...

Nov 10, 2015

Chaffetz Responds to Nomination of Beth Cobert as OPM Director

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after The Washington Post reported that President Obama will nominate Acting Director Beth Cobert as Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): “In my initial meetings with ...

Nov 6, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Statement on Keystone Pipeline Rejection

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today, after the Obama administration rejected the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: “Today's decision by the president, while disappointing, is not surprising. I fundamentally disagree with the president's politically motivated decision. This administration ignores the fact that the pipeline will ...