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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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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

Chaffetz, Nunes Request Removal of Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy
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House Oversight Committee - Today, 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... Read more

Chaffetz: New Clinton files contain allegations of 'quid pro quo' with FBI
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The Hill - The head of the House Oversight Committee said Friday that there may be allegations of "quid pro quo" between a top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and an FBI official detailed in newly released documents from the bureau's investigation of Clinton's private email server from her time as secretary of State. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has not reviewed the documents released Friday, he told Fox News, but based on briefings he said "there was an alleged quid pro ... Read more

Chaffetz statement on Secret Service IT mismanagement
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House Oversight Committee - Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a statement after the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit with alarming findings regarding the United States Secret Service’s (USSS) information technology (IT) management. “The Secret Service believes they have a core mission to protect the nation’s financial infrastructure from cyber related crimes, yet can’t keep their own s... Read more

Chairmen question DOJ on lack of prosecution in Animas River spill
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House Oversight Committee - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), and House Oversight and Government Reform Interior Subcommittee Chairman Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting a briefing on DOJ’s decision not to take up the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) recommendation of criminal charges over the Animas Riv... Read more

Chairmen question DOJ on agreement to limit investigation of Secretary Clinton's private server
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House Oversight Committee - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting information on the unusual restrictions placed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in its criminal investigation of Secre... Read more

Chaffetz, Cummings request further details on EpiPen Profits
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House Oversight Committee - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) announced that they sent a letter to Mylan CEO Heather Bresch requesting information related to the company’s EpiPen profit margins. The letter also outlines other documents Bresch agreed to provide the Committee during a September 21st hearing. Key excerpts from the letter: “This week… the Committee learned that your testimony omitted key tax assum... Read more