Press Releases

Jan 11, 2016

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Increasing Transparency in Open Records Process

WASHINGTON— The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015 or FOIA Act, (H.R. 653), introduced by Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), was approved today under suspension of the rules in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation makes needed reforms to the FOIA process to provide ...

Jan 6, 2016

House Repeals Obamacare, Defunds Planned Parenthood

Legislation heads to president's desk WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after voting in support of the legislation: “Today the House did its job. Obamacare has been a disaster since it was forced on the American people over five years ago. People are paying more and getting less. ...

Jan 5, 2016

Chairman Chaffetz Responds to President’s Latest Executive Action

WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after President Obama announced new executive action to restrict gun ownership: “The president’s actions are out of bounds and vastly exceed his executive authority. This is yet another attempt by President ...