Press Releases

Jun 17, 2015

HEARING WRAP UP – Drones: The Next Generation of Commerce?

Witnesses: Michael Whitaker, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation John Cavolowsky, Director of the Airspace Systems Program Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Mr. Brian Wynne, President & CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Mr. Paul E. Misener, President & CEO, Amazon, Inc. Mr. Harley Geiger, Advocacy Director and Senior Counsel, Center for Democracy and ...

Jun 16, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up – OPM: Data Breach Full Committee Meeting

Witnesses: Ms. Katherine Archuleta, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management< Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Dr. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Mr. Tony Scott  U.S. Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Management and Budget Ms. Sylvia Burns, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of ...

Jun 5, 2015

Chairmen Chaffetz and Jordan Request Information on the IRS’ “Special Project Team” Created in Connection to the Lois Lerner Investigation

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, and Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen requesting further information on the “special project team” established outside of the normal agency process to respond to congressional subpoenas and requests for information, Freedom of ...

Jun 4, 2015

House Oversight Full Committee FOIA Hearings Wrap-Up

“Ensuring Transparency through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)” Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 2:00 p.m. “Ensuring Agency Compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)” Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m. “This is a pattern of ...

Jun 1, 2015

Majority Leader, Chairmen Bishop, Chaffetz, Calvert Urge President to Nominate Permanent Inspector General at Interior

For more than six years the Department of the Interior (DOI) has been without a permanent Inspector General which has “reduced the Department’s efficiency and deprived taxpayers from fully realizing the benefits of a strong inspector general,” according to key lawmakers in the House.   Today, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Natural Resources ...

May 29, 2015

Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena to IRS Official for FOIA Hearing

“Compelling a witness to testify under subpoena is not the preference of this Committee.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of next week’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined an invitation to allow Mary Howard, the Director of Privacy, Governmental Liaison, and Disclosure, to testify before the Committee. Chairman Jason Chaffetz sent a 

May 21, 2015

House Committee Chairmen Request Information on Aliens in U.S. with Possible Terrorist Connections

WASHINGTON — United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently disclosed that aliens with terrorist connections may be attempting to take advantage of the United States’ asylum system. Addressing those concerns, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Oversight National Security Subcommittee Chairman Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and House Judiciary Immigration and Border ...

May 18, 2015

Chaffetz, Bishop, Lummis, McClintock, & Gosar Call on the BLM to Suspend the Merger of Arizona and New Mexico State Offices

WASHINGTON—Addressing media reports that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering merging the New Mexico and Arizona state offices, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Oversight Interior Subcommittee Chairman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA), and House Oversight Interior Subcommittee Member Paul Gosar ...

May 14, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up: House Oversight Hearing on USSS IG Report on March 4th WH Incident

HOUSE OVERSIGHT FULL COMMMITTEE HEARING U.S. Secret Service: Accountability for March 4, 2015 Incident Witness: John Roth, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Takeaways: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inconsistently applies disciplinary action to ...

May 14, 2015

Rep. Hurd’s Bill to Ensure Fair Pay for Border Patrol Agents Passes the House

WASHINGTON—Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation [H.R. 2252] authored by Congressman Will Hurd (TX-23) that clarifies the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) fundamental misunderstanding of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014. The bill, which was approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee this ...