Press Releases

Nov 3, 2015

Committee Announces New Staff Director

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement upon announcing Jennifer Hemingway, current Staff Director for the Government Operations Subcommittee, as the Committee’s new Staff Director. The Committee’s current Staff Director, Sean McLaughlin, recently announced plans to return to the private sector at the end of the year. “Jennifer is an invaluable asset to the Committee. ...

Oct 27, 2015

Resolution Introduced to Impeach IRS Commissioner

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and 18 members of the Committee introduced a resolution to begin proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen.

Oct 26, 2015

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Ask AG Lynch for Geolocation Memos

WASHINGTON—Today, a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators sent a letter to Attorney General (AG) Loretta Lynch requesting Department of Justice (DOJ) memoranda on the use of geolocation and other surveillance technology. Over the past two years, lawmakers from both the House and Senate have repeatedly requested the Jones memos and have been denied. Key excerpts from

Oct 23, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Responds to DOJ’s Investigation of the IRS

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice announced there will be no charges against former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner, and the investigation will be closing: “This announcement is a reminder that the Obama administration continues to refuse to hold anyone accountable at the IRS. Over two years ago,

Oct 22, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Improper Bonuses and Promotions at DEA

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) report titled "Bonuses and Other Favorable Personnel Actions for Drug Enforcement Administration Employees Involved in Alleged Sexual Misconduct Incidents Referenced in the OIG’s March 2015 Report.” At a

Oct 21, 2015

Chaffetz Applauds House Passage of DC Opportunity Scholarships Reauthorization

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted favorably to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR Reauthorization Act), H.R. 10, introduced by Speaker John Boehner and co-sponsored by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). This bipartisan legislation provides $60 million annually through 2021 toward ...

Oct 21, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: Secure Credentials Issued by the Government Publishing Office

Witnesses: Ms. Davita Vance-Cooks, Director, Government Publishing Office Ms. Kathleen M. Carroll, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, HID Global Mr. James N. Alders, Senior Vice President of Government Operations, MorphoTrust USA Mr. Michael A. Raponi, Inspector General, U.S. Government Publishing Office TAKEAWAYS: • Secure identity credentials must contain the most secure and innovative technology to ...

Oct 14, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Planned Parenthood Video Footage

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement regarding the Committee’s ongoing investigation into Planned Parenthood: “The Committee has received all unedited video footage from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) as required by our subpoena. A viewing room is set up in the Committee office where all Committee members and staff—majority and minority—have equal access to ...

Oct 13, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Responds to Planned Parenthood Announcement

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement in regards to a letter from Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards announcing that Planned Parenthood will no longer accept reimbursements to cover the costs of fetal tissue donations: “This is a good, tangible result of ...

Oct 9, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Statement on WOTUS Ruling

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement today in response to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling granting a nationwide stay on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: