Press Releases

Jun 14, 2018

Chairman Gowdy Statement on Inspector General Report

WASHINGTON, DC - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report on FBI and DOJ actions in advance of the 2016 election. "I am alarmed, angered, and deeply disappointed by the Inspector General's finding of numerous failures by DOJ and FBI in investigating potential Espionage Act violations by former Secretary of State Hillary ...

Jun 14, 2018

Goodlatte, Gowdy Press Rosenstein, Wray on Withholding Documents from Congress

Washington, DC - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray requesting documents and communications referring or relating to newly revealed text messages and DOJ and FBI communications about withholding the text messages from ...

Jun 7, 2018

House Judiciary and Oversight Committees to Hold Hearing on IG Report Examining DOJ and FBI Actions in 2016

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform will hold a joint hearing on "Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 Election." At the hearing, Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before the Committees on the findings of the forthcoming report on Justice Department and FBI actions in advance of the 2016 presidential election. In October 2017, the House ...

May 24, 2018

Chairman Meadows Releases Memo on Federal Employee Use of Official Time

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows released a memo detailing agency responses to the Committee's request for information on the use of federal labor union "official time." The memo compiles data received from 23 agencies and shows nearly one thousand federal employees are spending at least half of their official time working as union representatives.

May 23, 2018

Committee Introduces Legislation to Reauthorize ONDCP

WASHINGTON, DC - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows and Subcommittee Ranking Member Gerry Connolly released the following statement after the Committee passed bipartisan legislation, 

May 22, 2018

Chairman Gowdy and Vice Chairman Russell Statement on Niger Briefing

Washington, DC - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and National Security Subcommittee Vice Chairman Steve Russell released the following statement after the Committee held a classified briefing on the October 2017 ambush of U.S. and Nigerien soldiers near Tongo Tongo, Niger.  "We appreciate the Department's willingness to brief Members of the Committee on the findings ...

May 16, 2018

Rep. Mitchell Holds Roundtable Discussion on Fraud and Misuse of B-1 Visas

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mitchell released the following statement after hosting a roundtable discussion with the Departments of State, Labor and Homeland Security to examine fraud and misuse of B-1 visas in lieu of H-1B visas. "It's important that we identify, examine, and fight the fraudulent use of visas by employers. Specific visas are designed for specific purposes, and when companies abuse or deceive the visa system, they hurt American workers ...

May 9, 2018

Chairman Gowdy Holds Roundtable Discussion on ONDCP Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, DC - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the Committee held a roundtable discussion to consider policy proposals pertaining to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) reauthorization.   "The opioid epidemic is growing rapidly and lives are at stake. It is imperative our nation maintain a strong, coordinated effort across the federal government to combat drug abuse. Today the ...

May 8, 2018

Chairman Gowdy Announces Interior, Energy, and Environment Subcommittee Chairman

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy announced Rep. Greg Gianforte will serve as the Committee's Interior, Energy, and Environment (IEE) Subcommittee Chairman. "I am pleased to announce Rep. Gianforte will serve as the Committee's IEE Subcommittee Chairman. Representing the great state of Montana, Rep. Gianforte understands firsthand the importance of our Interior Subcommittee. I look forward to working with him as we continue to carry out ...

May 1, 2018

Goodlatte, Gowdy Request Information on Daniel Richman’s Handling of Comey Memos

Washington, DC - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein requesting the Department of Justice (DOJ) provide documents and information related to Daniel Richman's status at the FBI and/or DOJ as well as his handling of former FBI Director Comey's ...