Releases


February 25, 2015
Hearing Wrap Up – Release of Non-Citizens

“A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Policies and Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-Citizens Unlawfully Present in the United States” Background: On November 20, 2014, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a memorandum that contained new policies for the apprehension, detention, and removal of undocumented immigrants….

HEARING ADVISORY: Freedom of Information Act Reform, Improved Transparency of Federal Government

WASHINGTON– Friday, February 27th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing to examine the use of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as a tool for government transparency. There have been numerous reforms made to strengthen FOIA since its passage in 1966. Despite…

How is MH370 Still Missing?

  Transportation subcommittee Chairman John Mica examines global flight tracking and recovery technologies   WASHINGTON—Approximately90,000 flights occur around the world each day and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that around 123,000 U.S. citizens are among the passengers on these planes. Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on…

Subcommittee Chairmen DeSantis and Jordan Opening Statements at Joint Immigration Hearing

CHAIRMAN DESANTIS “The American people have every right to expect the government to abide by the laws of the land, especially those that impose duties on government officials to protect the safety and security of the American people.” “Unfortunately, since 2013, 1,000 of those released criminal convicts have been convicted…

Upton and Chaffetz Statement on Chairman Wheeler’s Refusal to Testify

“So long as the chairman continues to insist on secrecy, we will continue calling for more transparency and accountability at the commission.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) made the following statement about FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s…

February 24, 2015
HEARING ADVISORY: Healthcare Subcommittee to Examine Tax Complications for Americans Under The Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON– On Thursday, February 26th, The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules will hold a hearing titled “From Healthcare Enrollment to Tax Filing: A PPACA Update”.   The hearing will examine the ongoing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in…

HEARING ADVISORY: House Pursues Investigation Into Missing Lois Lerner Emails

WASHINGTON– On Thursday, February 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will receive an update from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) as well as the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations on their ongoing efforts to recover former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations Unit Director Lois…

February 23, 2015
HEARING ADVISORY: Subcommittees to Take a Closer Look at DHS Protocol on Identifying and Releasing Non-Citizen Criminals

House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittees on National Security, and Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules, will hold a joint hearing on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.. The hearing will examine the Department of Homeland Security’s policies and procedures regarding non-citizens unlawfully present in the United States, and their…

HEARING ADVISORY: Examining the Administration’s Air & Water Regulations

On Thursday, February 26th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Interior Subcommittee, Chaired by Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large), will hold a hearing on “the Impacts of EPA Air and Water Regulations on States and the American People.”The hearing will specifically examine the Administration’s proposed new regulations on National Ambient…

February 20, 2015
HEARING ADVISORY: Transportation Subcommittee to Examine Global Flight Tracking

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, February 25th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Transportation and Public Assets Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine steps being taken to improve global flight tracking capabilities. In the wake of the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, aviation organizations, including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), have identified new…