Chaffetz, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee face big challenges

Sarah Westwood
The Washington Examiner

Protecting whistleblowers from retaliation and bringing hidden government records into the light top the list of challenges facing the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in 2015.

Under the new leadership of Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the committee will also confront crippling environmental regulations, a lack of inspector general independence and the ongoing secrecy of the Internal Revenue Service, among many other issues.

The Utah Republican succeeds Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who was term-limited out of the chairmanship under the House Republican Conference’s rule that limit committee chairmen to a maximum of three terms…

…Chaffetz announced the formation of a new subcommittee, lead by Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis, to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency and its sprawling energy regulations Dec. 17.

Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, said he expects the subcommittee to be “quite prominent.”

He said the EPA subcommittee will likely hold hearings that publicize the limited benefit of greenhouse gas regulations.

Another potential interest of the subcommittee could be to explore the “growing disconnect between the ensemble of climate models that are used by the policy community,” Michaels said…



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