Press Releases

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 ...

Sep 17, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: EPA’s Animas Spill

Witnesses: The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Russell Begaye, President, Navajo Nation Ryan Flynn, Secretary, New Mexico Environment Department Mike Olguin, Treasurer, Southern Ute Indian Tribe TAKEAWAYS: EPA’s claim that the spill was the result of natural causes is false. Years of

Sep 17, 2015

Hearing Wrap-Up: Federal Air Marshal Service: Oversight

Witnesses: Mr. Roderick Allison, Director, Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ms. Heather Book, Assistant Administrator, Office of Professional Responsibility, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security TAKEAWAYS: • Recent allegations of misconduct from Federal Air Marshals agents stationed in Chicago include ...

Sep 15, 2015

Chairman Issues Subpoena for Unedited Planned Parenthood Videos

WASHINGTON—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena to the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) for all unedited video footage in their possession relating to the acquisition, preparation, and sale of fetal tissue. CMP is prevented from releasing footage due to a lawsuit filed by the National Abortion Federation to keep the videos out of the public domain. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement regarding the ...

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 ...