Press Releases

Jan 30, 2017

House, Senate Leaders Move to Protect Small Businesses, Promote National Security

Introduce CRA resolution to block ‘blacklisting’ rule WASHINGTON, D.C. – House and Senate leaders with jurisdiction over workforce protections and federal contracting today introduced a joint resolution of disapproval that would block implementation of the Obama administration’s flawed, redundant, ...

Jan 25, 2017

Chaffetz Applauds President’s Immigration Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) issued the following statement after President Trump took action to combat illegal immigration within the United States. “Today’s announcement is a welcome step forward after eight years of failed immigration policies. There is no doubt our immigration system is broken. We give rewards and incentives to those who come here illegally and penalize ...

Jan 23, 2017

Chaffetz Announces Subcommittee Chairs for 115th Congress

  WASHINGTON--Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after announcing the subcommittee chairmen for the 115th Congress: "I am pleased to announce subcommittee chairs for the 115th Congress. Each of these individuals brings experience and passion to their leadership role that will benefit the American people. I look forward to working with my colleagues as we continue to conduct ...

Jan 18, 2017

Chairman Chaffetz Announces Promotions of Key Staff

Names new Dept. Staff Director, General Counsel and others WASHINGTON--Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced promotions for key members on the committee staff, after naming Jonathan Skladany as Staff Director last week: Rebecca Edgar as Deputy Staff Director, formerly Communications Director; Liam McKenna as General Counsel, formerly Senior Counsel; MJ Henshaw as Communications ...

Jan 13, 2017

Chairman Chaffetz Names New Committee Staff Director

WASHINGTON--Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced the promotion of Jonathan Skladany to Staff Director, after previous Staff Director Jennifer Hemingway shared her transition to the Speaker's office: "Jon has been an integral part to this committee since first joining in 2009. He's as smart as they come and a gifted individual who will lead this committee in the right direction. I can't wait to get started ...

Jan 11, 2017

Chairman Chaffetz Floor Statement on H.R. 5

Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT): Remarks as Delivered:

Jan 10, 2017

Chaffetz Introduces Bill to Hold Tax Delinquent Federal Employees and Contractors Accountable

Tax delinquency totaling billions WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 396, the Tax Accountability Act, which renders individuals with seriously delinquent tax debt ineligible for federal civilian employment, contracts, or grants. After introducing the bill, Chairman Chaffetz released the following statement: “Federal employees, contractors, and grant recipients ...

Jan 4, 2017

Five Committee Bills Advance in the House

Legislation improves government oversight and transparency   WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after the House passed five Committee bills under suspension of the rules, which kick start the Committee's robust reform agenda for the 115th Congress: "I ...

Dec 19, 2016

Bipartisan Committee Staff Report: Clear Guidelines Needed for “Stingray” Devices

Report Details Law Enforcement's Use of Cell-Site Simulators WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released a bipartisan

Dec 19, 2016

Chaffetz, Cummings, Meadows Legislation Empowering Inspectors General Signed into Law

WASHINGTON - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement after President Obama signed H.R. 6450, the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016, into law. "We're pleased to see this bill become a reality. This bipartisan legislation will help inspectors general root out ...