115th Congress Organizational Meeting

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Markup Date: January 24, 2017 1:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today held its organizational meeting for the 115th Congress to adopt its official rules package. The rules package can be found HERE.

Excerpts from Chairman Jason Chaffetz’s (R-UT) opening statement:

“The name of this committee is the ‘Oversight and Government Reform’, and I hope that we live up to the duty and obligation that we have on both sides of the oversight and the government reform. We often focus on the oversight, but I see a great opportunity in the 115th Congress to also engage in lots of the reform aspects of the Congress. …

“Time and again this committee has heard from inspectors general. We’ve heard from the Government Accountability Office. We’ve heard from whistleblowers and we hear about waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the federal government. We have a lot of good, hardworking, patriotic federal workers. And you’ll hear me say that time and time again, but there are some bad apples out there. And there are some people that are wasting some money in doing those types of things. … So we’re going to pursue a robust legislative agenda aimed at reforming how this government does business. …

“There are other reforms and certainly investigations, but I want every member to know, and certainly the ranking member, we’re a phone call away if not a visit away and anybody on either side of the aisle, I would love to chat with them and want to make sure I’m highly accessible.”

 

Related Documents

Name Document
Rules for 115th Congress Document