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Chaffetz demands information from FEMA over failed flood recovery efforts
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House Oversight Committee - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting documents regarding flood recovery efforts and a death resulting from a possible faulty Mobile Home Unit (MHU). Recently, committee staff returned to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to continue oversight of the recovery efforts. After meeting with government officials, survivors, and businesses, staff discovered vario... Read more

Chaffetz requests information on ATF undercover operations
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House Oversight Committee - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) requesting documents and a briefing on management of informant programs and undercover operations. New allegations surfaced in The New York Times, of an operation purportedly run by ATF informants, but “not authorized under Justice Department rules,” through which the informants trafficked cigarettes and p... Read more

Chaffetz probes White House's handling of sensitive information
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House Oversight Committee - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asking for answers relating to widespread reports that sensitive information may have been shared or discussed in a common area at Mar-a-Lago. The letter states: “Accounts and photographs from other diners seem to indicate these communications occurred in the presence of other guests. Reportedly, documents were provided by wh... Read more

Chaffetz Statement on Director Clancy's Retirement
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House Oversight Committee - “I encourage President Trump to appoint a director from outside the agency” WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy announced his retirement. “I appreciate Director Clancy’s dedicated service to this country. He took on the difficult task of returning to and taking over an agency plagued with mismanagement, misconduct, and security lapses. Under his l... Read more

House panel displays bipartisan unity over bill to save Postal Service from financial ruin
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Washington Post - There have been days when 2157 Rayburn House Office Building had the feel of a boxing match. It’s the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee room where Republicans and Democrats have been known to go at each other with vehemence. That wasn’t the case Tuesday. Members on each side of the dais went out of their way to praise representatives from both parties for work on legislation designed to save the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from financial ruin. For more years than c... Read more

Chaffetz, Cummings, Meadows Legislation Empowering Inspectors General Signed into Law
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House Oversight Committee - 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 waste, fraud, and abuse, and it ... Read more

Two Chaffetz bills aimed at helping law enforcement signed into law
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House Oversight Committee - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement after President Obama signed two Chaffetz-sponsored bills into law: H.R. 5790, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016 and H.R. 6302, the Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents Act of 2016. “I have great respect for the hard working individuals at both the FBI and Secret Service. The whistleblower protectio... Read more

Utah leaders to President Obama: No new national monument
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Salt Lake City, Utah- (ABC4 Utah) – Utah's governor and members of our congressional delegation are speaking out about rumors of a surprise designation for the Bears Ears area. Governor, Gary Herbert teamed up with Representatives, Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz to oppose a unilateral designation. They insist there's a better way. "It's a gamble for this administration to go down this path, it's not wise for them to do it and it's just lousy public policy," said Bishop, (R) Utah. Bishop and Chaff... Read more

New law would increase survivor benefits for fallen Guardsmen and reservists
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Tags: National Security, Defense, and Foreign Relations

Washington Examiner - Melinda Barnes Runk remembers that summer day in 2007 when a uniformed service member and a religious leader showed up at her house to tell her that her husband, an Apache helicopter pilot in the Utah National Guard, had died in a helicopter crash. Chief Warrant Officer Clayton Barnes had served in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2005. On Aug. 20, 2007, Clayton and copilot, Chief Warrant Officer James Linder, had been on a training mission when their helicopter crashed near Lake M... Read more

Jason Chaffetz Spends Thanksgiving With U.S. Troops in The Middle East
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Townhall - House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz is spending his Thanksgiving overseas with U.S. troops. "A profound honor to thank our service men and women for their patriotic efforts and sacrifices. I told them they make America proud and we are a grateful nation," Chaffetz posted on his Instagram page. As we sit down at our tables with family and friends today, it's important to remember those fighting to keep us safe aren't home and deserve our gratitude. Read more