Bipartisan Committee Staff Report: Clear Guidelines Needed for “Stingray” Devices
Report Details Law Enforcement's Use of Cell-Site Simulators House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released a bipartisan
Oversight Report Reveals $83 Billion Collected Through Agency Fines and Penalties
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a Majority staff report titled, Restoring the Power of the Purse: Shining Light on Federal Agencies Billion Dollar Fines Collections. The report surveyed 34 agencies and found they collected over $83 billion in fines and penalties between 2010 and 2015, which were used to fund operations and ...
Oversight Committee Report Finds Politicizing of WOTUS Rulemaking
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a
The Improper Payments and Elimination and Recovery Act: An Analysis of Five Years of Data
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled, The Improper Payments and Elimination and Recovery Act: An Analysis of Five Years of Data. Here’s a look at a few key figures.
Findings from Interview Summaries of the FBI’s Investigation into Sec. Clinton’s Private E-Mail Server
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) released the following statement and summary findings after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released additional files related to its investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. “We find Under Secretary Kennedy’s actions extremely disturbing. Those who receive classified intelligence should not ...
The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More than a Generation
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled, The OPM Data Breach: How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More than a Generation, chronicling the Committee’s year-long investigation into how ...
Contempt Resolution for Administrative Official
Excerpts from the resolution: “The documents and communications covered by the subpoena are central to the Committee’s investigation of the controversial WOTUS rulemaking process. WOTUS expanded the Clean Water Act’s purview and raised enforcement concerns, as well as state sovereignty ...
How Mismanagement and Political Interference Squandered $305 Million Federal Taxpayer Dollars
Committee Releases Investigative Report on Cover Oregon Refers matter for criminal investigation to DOJ and Oregon Attorney General Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled,
Fast and Furious Documents Reveal DOJ’s Efforts to Obstruct Congressional Investigation
Background: The Fast and Furious operation was responsible for allowing approximately 2,000 firearms to illegally flow into the hands of criminals, including Mexican drug cartel associates. On December 14, 2010, Customs and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, a United States Marine, was killed while on patrol just miles from the Mexican border. The firearms found at the scene were semi-automatic rifles that were ...
Freedom of Information Act is Broken: A Report
KEY REPORT FINDINGS: The Executive Branch culture encourages an unlawful presumption in favor of secrecy when responding to FOIA requests. The administration is unaware that FOIA is systemically broken. Agencies create and follow FOIA policies that appear to be designed to deter requesters from ...