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Impeachment hearings scheduled for IRS Commissioner Koskinen

The Judiciary Committee Friday announced two hearings later this month to determine whether IRS Commissioner John Koskinen misled Congress and violated a subpoena.  I introduced a resolution last October to impeach Koskinen.  He must be held accountable for his duplicity.

Manipulating the press to sell the Iran deal 

White House advisor Ben Rhodes boasted recently in the New York Times that the Obama Administration misled the press to sell the Iran deal. In response, I have asked him to come testify before the Oversight Committee this week.

20,000 Criminal Immigrants Released

I am outraged by the number of convicted violent criminals the Obama Administration is releasing back into this country. I confronted the Department of Homeland Security at a recent hearing. Here's how I described that hearing with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren:

TSA Bonuses

TSA should not be awarding bonuses indiscriminately.  Last week the House Oversight Committee questioned TSA Administrator Neffenger about management practices and misconduct by the agency.  You can read the takeaways from that hearing here.

TSA official received $90K in bonuses as screeners failed, USA Today, May 12, 2016



How do we fix the US Postal Service?

With nearly every US delivery company continuing to utilize the US Postal Service for last mile delivery, the organization remains needed and relevant.  To solve the financial shortfalls that have plagued the USPS, we need to make them more relevant, not less so.  At a recent hearing, Republicans and Democrats on the House Oversight Committee questioned the Postmaster General and others about various potential solutions.  You can see my suggestion in the clip below.

Lobbying the White House Against a National Monument

In an effort to persuade President Obama against establishing a National Monument at Bears Ears, the Utah Congressional delegation met with the White House recently. We shared the progress of the Public Lands Initiative and explained how a National Monument would hurt the local community.

White House urges Utah delegation to find consensus on Bears EarsSalt Lake Tribune, 5/6/16



Tweet of the Week


Rep. Jason Chaffetz teaches Lehi fifth-graders how a bill becomes a law http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/lehi/rep-jason-chaffetz-teaches-lehi-fifth-graders-how-a-bill/article_c260350b-bb0a-5d5e-b3e1-8c9127ac1352.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share … via @heraldextra
6 May 2016
 


Recommended Reading

Reps seek probe into whether agencies misled Congress on $400M intel centerFox News, May 14, 2016

House committee wants White House aide to testify over Iran comments, CNN, May 12, 2016

Chairman Chaffetz: A Champion for Students, House Republicans, May 5, 2016

Wyoming welder, facing $16M in fines, beats EPA in battle over stock pond, Fox News, May 10, 2016

My view: The federal coal moratorium — Politics masquerading as policy, Deseret News, May 7, 2016

Shedd: Obama’s cybersecurity plan far too little, way too late, Boston Herald, May 9, 2016

        
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