Press Releases

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:

Oct 9, 2015

Committee Passes Legislation Reauthorizing DC School Choice Program

WASHINGTON— Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a markup to consider seven pieces of legislation along with seven postal naming bills. The following actions were taken by the Committee: H.R. 10, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act ...

Sep 30, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on the Unauthorized Access of Personal Information By the Secret Service

 WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (IG) report on an investigation into U.S. Secret Service employees improperly accessing and circulating sensitive, personal information of the Chairman. “Certain lines should never be crossed. The unauthorized access and distribution of my ...

Sep 29, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding

Witness: Ms. Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. TAKEAWAYS: Planned Parenthood does not need federal subsidies. Planned Parenthood is self-sustaining. Reported revenue of $1.3 billion in their most recent annual report. Reported $127 million in net income ...

Sep 25, 2015

Chaffetz Statement on Speaker Boehner’s Resignation

WASHINGTON—Today, Speaker John Boehner announced he would resign as Speaker and retire from Congress at the end of October. Following this announcement, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement: "Speaker Boehner has honorably served this country and I am grateful for his leadership.  I thank him for his faithful service to this great country, for the opportunities he has entrusted to me, and for ...

Sep 23, 2015

Fingerprints of Additional 4.5 Million Individuals Stolen in OPM Breach, Chaffetz Responds

WASHINGTON— Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) revelation that the fingerprints of an additional 4.5 million individuals were stolen as a result of the data breach announced on July 9, 2015. "OPM keeps getting it ...