Press Releases

Jul 9, 2015

Committee Issues Subpoena to U.S. Secret Service

Agency Has Repeatedly Hindered Congressional Oversight Efforts WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena for documents to U. S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Due to repeated failures ...

Jul 9, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Latest OPM Data Breach Revelation

Information of 21.5 Million Individuals Compromised  WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement in response to today’s OPM announcement that the personal and sensitive information of 21.5 million individuals was compromised in the breach. This statement follows two separate Oversight Committee hearings on 

Jul 8, 2015

Committee Issues Subpoena to State Department For Keystone XL Documents

WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry to provide all reports, recommendations, letters, and comments received by the State Department from the advising agencies pursuant to Executive Order 13337 regarding the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Today’s subpoena follows letters to the Department on 

Jul 8, 2015

Chaffetz, Cummings Refer Former CSB Chairman to DOJ for Criminal Prosecution

Committee believes Rafael Moure-Eraso lied under oath and made false statements to Congress. Today, House Oversight and Government Reform ...

Jun 26, 2015

GOP Lawmakers to President Obama: Remove OPM Director Archuleta and CIO Donna Seymour

Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), along with 17 Republican Members of Congress, sent a letter to President Obama requesting the removal of Katherine Archuleta as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Ms. Donna Seymour, OPM Chief Information Officer (CIO) after a massive ...

Jun 25, 2015

IRS: TIGTA Update Part II – Hearing Wrap Up

TAKEAWAYS: In March 2014, 422 backup tapes most likely containing up to 24,000 Lois Lerner emails were erased. Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, Tim Camus, called this an “unbelievable set of circumstances”. In February 2014, ...

Jun 25, 2015

Chaffetz, Meadows Statements on Subcommittee Chairmanship

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) jointly issued the following statements regarding the chairmanship of the Government Operations Subcommittee. "Last week I announced a change in the Government Operations sub-committee chairmanship.  A number of people have asked me to reconsider that decision.  Having spoken with Mark ...

Jun 24, 2015

OPM Data Breach: Part II – Hearing Wrap Up

Witnesses: Ms. Katherine Archuleta, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Ms. Donna K. Seymour, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management The Honorable Patrick E. McFarland, Inspector General , U.S. Office of Personnel Management Ms. Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Mr. Eric A. Hess, Chief Executive Officer, KeyPoint ...

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 ...