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Mar 17, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz Opening Statement During FCC Hearing

CHAIRMAN CHAFFETZ OPENING STATEMENT DURING FCC HEARING "The lack of transparency surrounding the open Internet rulemaking process leaves us with questions.” Chairman Chaffetz statement as delivered: We are here ...

Mar 16, 2015

HEARING ADVISORY: Joint Subcommittee Hearing to Examine Taxpayer Cost of Illegal Immigration

WASHINGTON – The Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules will hold a hearing titled “The Fiscal Costs of the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration” on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will examine the fiscal costs that will accrue to the federal government and state governments as a result of the President’s executive actions on immigration. ...

Mar 13, 2015

Hearing Advisory: Oversight to Examine FCC Transparency

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled “FCC: Process and Transparency” on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. This hearing will examine transparency and independence issues with respect to the FCC’s process for developing the new net neutrality rules. BACKGROUND: In late 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a set of regulations that control how traffic is carried over the ...

Mar 12, 2015

Chaffetz, Cummings Issue Letter to Secret Service Director Requesting More Information Regarding Drinking and Driving Incident

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD-07) sent the following letter to U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy today regarding allegations that two ...

Mar 11, 2015

Chaffetz, Cummings Issue Joint Statement on Late-Night Car Incident Involving Secret Service Agents

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD-07) released the following statement today after news broke that two U.S. Secret Service (USSS) agents were involved in a late-night car accident on ...

Mar 10, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz’ Statement in Response to Hillary Clinton’s Press Conference

“Secretary Clinton would certainly like this matter to go away because it would be the most convenient scenario for her. Today’s press conference does not bring closure to this matter. The House Oversight Committee has a long history of investigating violations of the Federal Records Act and we will continue looking into this matter to ensure that all records were properly preserved in accordance with the law.”

Mar 4, 2015

Oversight Committee Members Call on Chemical Safety Board Chairman to Resign

WASHINGTON— Today during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on “Rebuilding the Chemical Safety Board: Finding a Solution to the CSB’s Governance and Management Challenges,” Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) joined with fellow Members in calling on CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso to resign as part of the ...

Mar 3, 2015

Chairman Chaffetz’ Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Personal Email at the State Department

WASHINGTON— House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) released the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account for official federal business while Secretary of the U.S. State Department: “Violations of the Federal Records Act within federal agencies is something we take very seriously. In fact, the Committee will be reviewing similar violations of this Act tomorrow during a hearing on the Chemical ...

Mar 3, 2015

Leadership Issues Within Chemical Safety Board to be Examined by House Oversight Committee – Tomorrow

WASHINGTON– A likely violation of the Federal Records Act, abuse of power, and whistleblower retaliation within the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will be examined during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. EST. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General Arthur Elkins found that CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso and two senior staff members within the CSB appear to have violated the Federal Records Act by using ...

Mar 2, 2015

House Oversight Subcommittees to Examine the Way the Administration’s Rules and Regulations are Reviewed

the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs goes under the microscope The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is charged with reviewing rules and regulations created by the Administration. Deficiencies in OIRA’s review process suggest that there may be political interference by the White House. Tomorrow’s Oversight hearing, held by the Subcommittees on Government ...