Press Releases

Sep 14, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on OPM Infrastructure Improvement Project

WASHINGTON— Today, Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued the following statement in response to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) interim status report on OPM’s infrastructure improvement project. “OPM continues to ignore serious concerns about their IT ...

Sep 11, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Iran Vote

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today after recording a NO vote on H.R. 3461, a measure to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran. “This is a bad deal.  It gives Iran everything it wants – time and money. The threat posed by Iran is real. Iran has clearly stated its intention of ...

Sep 10, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: GSA: Army Fee Assistance Program

Witnesses: The Honorable Carol Fortine Ochoa, Inspector General, General Services Administration Mr. Gerard Badorrek, Chief Financial Officer, General Services Administration Ms. Stephanie L. Hoehne, Director, Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation G9, Installation Management Command, U.S. Army Ms. Karmon Dyches, Army Captain appearing in personal capacity Ms. Kaela Hensley, Army Spouse TAKEAWAYS: • The Army’s decision to transition the ...

Sep 9, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: Violence on the Border: Keeping U.S. Personnel Safe

Witnesses: William H. Moser, Deputy Director, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations, U.S. Department of State Gregory B. Starr, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State Sue Saarnio, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Sep 9, 2015

Committee Expands Investigation into Planned Parenthood Videos

Seeks further information from StemExpress and the Center for Medical Progress WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent letters today to StemExpress and the Center for Medical ...

Sep 3, 2015

Chaffetz Reacts to DOJ Announcement on Stingray Policy

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced new guidance for the use of cell-site stimulators, commonly referred to as “Stingrays”:   “I’m encouraged by DOJ’s announcement of increased transparency policies ...

Aug 28, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on WOTUS Injunction

“Such flawed policy should never see the light of day.” WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today in reaction to a federal judge’s ruling granting a preliminary injunction on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. "Judge Erickson's ruling is a significant and rightful win for states' rights. I am pleased that the ...

Aug 6, 2015

Chaffetz Renews Call for Removal of OPM CIO Donna Seymour

IG memo highlights additional transgressions WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter today to U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Acting Director Beth Cobert in follow-up to a July 22, 2015 Inspector General (IG) memo. In the memo, the IG advises the Acting Director that ...

Aug 5, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Senate IRS Targeting Report

Bipartisan Finance Committee report supports need for Commissioner’s removal WASHINGTON—House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement today upon release of the Senate Finance Committee’s bipartisan report on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting scandal: “This bipartisan report is a helpful addition to our own ongoing investigation. It supports the fact that Commissioner Koskinen provided ...

Jul 29, 2015

Hearing Wrap Up – “EPA Mismanagement Part II”

TAKEAWAYS: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to be plagued by persistent employee misconduct. John Beale, former head of the EPA office of Homeland Security, masqueraded as a covert CIA officer and is now in prison for time and attendance fraud while employed at the EPA. Peter Jutro retired in disgrace after he was found to have sexually assaulted over a ...