United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
2013-2014 (113th Congress)
2011-2012 (112th Congress)
In May 2013, the committee held a hearing regarding the events leading up to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012. A large focus on the investigation is what knowledge various high ranking officials in President Obama's cabinet had. 
Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy
Jurisdiction: Legislative jurisdiction over the federal civil service and the U.S. Postal Service. The Subcommittee also has oversight jurisdiction over labor policy.
|Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and The Census Members, 2013-2014|
|Democratic members (3)||Republican members (5)|
|Stephen Lynch Ranking Member||Blake Farenthold Chairman|
|Eleanor Norton||Tim Walberg|
|William Lacy Clay||Trey Gowdy|
Jurisdiction: Legislative jurisdiction over the government management and accounting measures, the economy, efficiency, and management of government operations and activities (other than procurement and data standards), federal property, and reorganizations of the executive branch.
|Subcommittee on Government Operations Members, 2013-2014|
|Democratic members (3)||Republican members (5)|
|Gerald Connolly Ranking Member||John Mica Chairman|
|Jim Cooper||Michael Turner|
|Mark Pocan||Justin Amash|
National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
Jurisdiction: Oversight jurisdiction over national security, homeland security, foreign operations, immigration, and emergency management.
|National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations Members, 2013-2014|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (9)|
|John Tierney Ranking Member||Jason Chaffetz Chairman|
|Carolyn Maloney||John Mica|
|Jackie Speier||John Duncan|
|Michelle Grisham||Justin Amash|
Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs
Jurisdiction: Legislative jurisdiction over federal paperwork reduction, data quality, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The Subcommittee also has oversight jurisdiction over regulatory affairs, stimulus policy, federal spending, education, agriculture, and communications policy.
|Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs Members, 2013-2014|
|Democratic members (6)||Republican members (12)|
|Matt Cartwright Ranking Member||Jim Jordan Chairman|
|Tammy Duckworth||John Duncan|
|Gerald Connolly||Patrick McHenry|
|Mark Pocan||Paul Gosar|
|Danny Davis||Patrick Meehan|
|Steven Horsford||Scott DesJarlais|
The following subcommittees were discontinued in the 113th Congress.
TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs
Jurisdiction: Oversight jurisdiction over financial and monetary policy, banking, housing, and insurance regulation, financial crisis and rescues, and tax policy.
- 112th Congress Chair: Patrick T. McHenry (NC-10)
Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform
Jurisdiction: Legislative jurisdiction over public information, including Freedom of Information and Advisory Committees, federal information technology and data standards, procurement and grant reform, the relationship between the federal government and states and municipalities, including unfunded mandates. The subcommittee also has oversight jurisdiction over public broadcasting.
- 112th Congress Chair: James Lankford (OK-5)
Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives
Jurisdiction: Legislative jurisdiction over Drug Policy, the District of Columbia, the Census Bureau, and federal records (including the National Archives and Records Administration and the Presidential Records Act). The subcommittee also has oversight jurisdiction over federal health care policy, food and drug safety, public support for the arts, libraries and museums, criminal justice, and transportation.
- 112th Congress Chair: Trey Gowdy (SC-4)
According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee includes the following:
- the District of Columbia, the government procurement process, federal personnel systems, the Postal Service, etc.
- oversight of virtually everything government does – from national security to homeland security grants, from federal workforce policies to regulatory reform and reorganization authority, from information technology procurements at individual agencies to government-wide data security standards.
2157 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5074
Fax: (202) 225-3974
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- ↑ Politico, "House committee chairs all men," November 28, 2012
- ↑ Committee on Oversight & Government Reform "About the Oversight Committee" Accessed January 2012
- ↑ Washington Post, "The Benghazi hearing live blog," May 8, 2013
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member, 112th Congress "Subcommittees" Accessed January 2012