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Background
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The United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Leadership

114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is Jason Chaffetz (R).

113th congress

Darrell Issa (R) retained his role as committee chair in the 113th Congress.[1]

112th congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress was Darrell Issa (R).[2]

Membership

2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (21)Republican members (25)
Elijah Cummings (Maryland) Ranking MemberJason Chaffetz (California) Chairman
Bonnie Watson Coleman (New Jersey) Blake Farenthold (Texas)
Brenda Lawrence (Michigan) Buddy Carter (Georgia)
Brendan Boyle (Pennsylvania) Cynthia Lummis (Wyoming)
Carolyn Maloney (New York) Gary Palmer (Alabama)
Danny Davis (Illinois) Glenn Grothman (Wisconsin)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia) Jim Jordan (Ohio)
Gerald Connolly (Virginia) Jody Hice (Georgia)
Jackie Speier (California) John Duncan (Tennessee)
Jim Cooper (Tennessee) John Mica (Florida)
Mark DeSaulnier (California) Justin Amash (Michigan)
Matt Cartwright (Pennsylvania) Ken Buck (Colorado)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (New Mexico) Mark Meadows (North Carolina)
Peter Welch (Vermont) Mark Walker (North Carolina)
Robin Kelly (Illinois) Michael Turner (Ohio)
Stacey Plaskett (U.S. Virgin Islands) Mick Mulvaney (South Carolina)
Stephen Lynch (Massachusetts) Paul Gosar (Arizona)
Tammy Duckworth (Illinois) Rod Blum (Iowa)
Ted Lieu (California) Ron DeSantis (Florida)
Tony Cardenas (California) Scott Desjarlais (Tennessee)
William Lacy Clay (Missouri) Steve Russell (Oklahoma)
Thomas Massie (Kentucky)
Tim Walberg (Michigan)
Trey Gowdy (South Carolina)
Will Hurd (Texas)

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Notable hearings

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.[3]

Subcommittees

Government Operations

Subcommittee on Government Operations Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (6)Republican members (9)
Gerald Connolly Ranking MemberMark Meadows Chairman
Carolyn Maloney Tim Walberg
Eleanor Holmes Norton Buddy Carter
Stacey Plaskett Glenn Grothman
Stephen Lynch Jim Jordan
William Lacy Clay Ken Buck
Mick Mulvaney
Thomas Massie
Trey Gowdy

Jurisdiction: Department of Treasury, the Executive Office of the President, the Postal Service, the Department of Labor, and the Office of Management and Budget.[4]
Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from “Government Organization” to “Government Operations”.[4]

Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules

Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (6)Republican members (11)
Matt Cartwright Ranking MemberJim Jordan Chairman
Bonnie Watson Mick Mulvaney
Brendan Boyle Buddy Carter
Eleanor Holmes Norton Cynthia Lummis
Jim Cooper Jody Hice
Mark DeSaulnier Mark Meadows
Mark Walker
Ron DeSantis
Scott Desjarlais
Tim Walberg
Trey Gowdy

Information Technology

Subcommittee on Information Technology Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (5)
Robin Kelly Ranking Member William Hurd Chairman
Gerald Connolly Blake Farenthold
Tammy Duckworth Mark Walker
Ted Lieu Paul Gosar
Rod Blum

Interior

Subcommittee on Interior Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (6)
Brenda Lawrence Ranking MemberCynthia Lummis Chairman
Jim Cooper Ken Buck
Matt Cartwright Blake Farenthold
Stacey Plaskett Gary Palmer
Paul Gosar
Steve Russell

National Security

Subcommittee on National Security Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (6)
Stephen Lynch Ranking MemberRon DeSantis Chairman
Brenda Lawrence Steve Russell
Robin Kelly Jody Hice
Ted Lieu John Duncan
John Mica
William Hurd

Jurisdiction: Oversight jurisdiction over national security, homeland security, foreign operations, immigration, and emergency management.[5]
Note: Beginning in 2015, the name of this committee changed from “National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations” to “National Security”.[4]

Transportation and Public Assets

Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (6)
Tammy Duckworth Ranking MemberJohn Mica Chairman
Bonnie Watson Glenn Grothman
Brendan Boyle John Duncan
Mark DeSaulnier Justin Amash
Michael Turner
Thomas Massie

Economic Growth

Note: This committee was not active in the 114th Congress.[4]

  • Full name of subcommittee: Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs

Former 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.[5]

Energy Policy

Note: This committee was not active in the 114th Congress.[4]

  • Full name of subcommittee: Energy Policy, Health Care & Entitlements

Former Jurisdiction: The federal government’s role in domestic energy production, the health care system and entitlement programs. This subcommittee also conducts oversight of the Administration’s implementation of Obamacare and issues pertaining to the unsustainable trajectory of America’s entitlements, including Medicare, Medicaid and federal disability programs.[6]

Federal Workforce

Note: This committee was not active in the 114th Congress.[4]

  • Full name of subcommittee: Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy

Former Jurisdiction: Legislative jurisdiction over the federal civil service and the U.S. Postal Service. The Subcommittee also has oversight jurisdiction over labor policy.[5]

The following subcommittees were discontinued in the 113th Congress.

TARP

  • Full name of subcommittee: 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.[5]

Technology

  • Full name of subcommittee: 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.[5]

Health Care

  • Full name of subcommittee: 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.[5]

Jurisdiction

According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee includes the following:

  1. the District of Columbia, the government procurement process, federal personnel systems, the Postal Service, etc.
  2. 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.

Contact

2157 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-5074
Fax: (202) 225-3974

See also

External links

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