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Townhall | Jun 6, 2017

Oversight Committee to Revisit Operation Fast and Furious

On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee, chaired by outgoing Congressman Jason Chaffetz, will hold a hearing re-examining Operation Fast and Furious and the Obama administration's handling of the scandal.

Newsmax | Jun 5, 2017

Chaffetz: We Begged Obama to Vet Visa Applicants’ Social Media

The House Oversight Committee begged the Obama White House for years to look at the social media accounts of people applying for visas to come into the United States, but the federal government hesitated, Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Monday.

Bloomberg | May 21, 2017

Chaffetz Says He’ll Talk to Deposed FBI Director Comey on Monday

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he’ll talk to deposed FBI Director James Comey on Monday and is pursuing any records of President Donald Trump’s meetings with the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

CBS News | May 17, 2017

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz invites James Comey to testify before Congress

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify at a public hearing before Congress.

CNN | May 17, 2017

Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo

House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz said Tuesday that if a memo FBI Director James Comey wrote detailing President Donald Trump's request to end an investigation exists, then his committee is willing to issue subpoenas to get it.

Meritalk | May 17, 2017

MGT Act Passes the House

Rep. Will Hurd’s Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act passed the House of Representatives by voice vote on May 17.

ABC News | May 17, 2017

Lawmakers praise special counsel appointed to oversee Russia investigation

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah -- who earlier today invited ousted FBI Director James Comey to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on issues related to the "FBI's independence" -- lauded Mueller's "impeccable credentials" and said he "should be widely accepted."

The Hill | May 17, 2017

House IT chair eyes ‘cyber national guard’ as next legislative push

The GOP chairman of the House's information technology subcommittee is looking to bring new leadership to the creation of a “cyber national guard” that would help recruit stronger talent to fill cybersecurity roles in the federal government.

Bloomberg | May 11, 2017

Fannie CEO’s Dating Prompts Call to Consider His Firing

The inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency said the regulator should consider firing Fannie Mae Chief Executive Officer Timothy J. Mayopoulos for not properly disclosing he was dating a senior executive at a bank that does business with the mortgage-finance giant.

USA Today | May 11, 2017

Congress to investigate misconduct in largest government-run prison

A House committee is launching an investigation into the federal Bureau of Prisons' handling of "egregious" misconduct at the largest government-run detention facility — where the warden and other officials were awarded thousands of dollars in bonuses despite female staffers' persistent allegations of sexual harassment.