Jason Chaffetz has worked tirelessly for government reform. Here are some of his legislative highlights during the 112th Congress. Bills listed in bold were sponsored by Jason Chaffetz, all others were co-sponsored.  To learn more about bills listed below, visit and enter the bill number.  This record is current as of March 21, 2012.

Fiscal Discipline

Budget and Debt

  1. H.R. 2560 - Author of the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011
  2. HR 665 - Dispose of Excess Federal Buildings and use proceeds to pay down national debt.
  3. HR 1126 - Dispose of Excess Federal Lands and use proceeds to pay down national debt.
  4. HR 2114 - Cut federal workforce by 10 percent by hiring one federal employee to replace every three who retire.
  5. H.J. Res. 1 - Balanced Budget Amendment
  6. H. Res. 949 - Require a two-thirds vote to increase the statutory limit on public debt.
  7. HR 121 - Congressional Budget Accountability Act
  8. HR 421 - Full Faith and Credit Act
  9. HR 634 - Debt Buy-Down Act of 2011
  10. HR 745 - Davis-Bacon Repeal Act
  11. HR 1215 - To amend title V of the Social Security Act to convert funding for personal responsibility education programs from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations.
  12. HR 1848 - One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2011
  13. HR 2114 - Reducing the Size of the Federal Government through Attrition Act of 2011
  14. H. Cons. Res. 37 - Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2011 and fiscal years 2013 through 2021. 


  • H.R. 1221 - To increase openness and transparency in the earmark/appropriations process.
  • HR 1294 - Congressional Accountability and Line-Item Veto Act
  • H. Con. Res. 201 - To establish the Joint Committee on Earmark Reform.
  • Instrumental in pushing the House to enact an earmark ban which led to the Senate following suit and adopting a two-year no earmark policy.
  • HR 633 - Orphan Earmarks Act of 2011


  • H.J. Res. 23 - Expressing that the Federal Government should not bail out State and local government employee pension plans.
  • HR 464 - To prohibit US contributions to the International Fund for Ireland.
  • HR 665 - Excess Federal Building and Property Disposal Act of 2011
  • HR 1126 - Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2011
  • HR 408 - Spending Reduction Act of 2011
  • HR 69 - To prohibit Federal funding of certain public radio programming and provide for the transfer of certain public radio funds to reduce the public debt.
  • HR 1111 - Decrease Spending Now Act
  • HR 3140 - Reducing Barack Obama’s Unsustainable Deficit Act
  • HR 3571 - Defund ACORN Act
  • HR 3696 - Prohibiting TARP recipients from funding ACORN.
  • HR 4110 - TARP Sunset Act
  • HR 2169 - Limitation on Government Spending Act
  • HR 61 - Coach Act of 2011
  • HR 359 - To reduce federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential elections and party conventions.
  • HR 620 - recovering Excess Stimulus Expenditures for taxpayers (RESET) Act
  • HR 680 - to Prohibit United States contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  • HR 951 - To prohibit the use of Federal Funds for a project or program named for an individual then serving as a Member, Delegate, Resident, Commissioner, or Senator of the United States Congress.
  • HR 1111- Decrease Spending Now Act
  • HR 1265 - To prohibit funding for the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program.
  • HR 1846 - Highway Trust Fund Reform Act of 2011
  • HR 2313 - To repeal the authority  to provide certain loans to the International Monetary Fund.
  • HR  2397 - Denies an early retirement annuity  under FERS to any member on or after serving on or after enactment.
  • HR 2487 - Terminates direct payments for covered commodities and peanuts.
  • HR 2531 - Repeals the grant making authority for the national Historical Publication and the Records Commission.

Limited Government

2nd Amendment

  • HR 58 - Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act
  • HR 645 - To restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.
  • HR 822 - National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011
  • HR 1865 - Recreational Lands Self defense Act of 2011
  • HR 1093 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Reform Act of 2011

4th Amendment

  • HR 2027 - Aircraft Passenger Whole-Body Imaging Limitations Act
  • HR 1279 - Aircraft Passenger Whole-Body Imaging Limitations Act of 2011
  • HR 1510 - TSA Screening of Minors Act of 2011
  • HR 2168 - Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act

10th Amendment

  • HR 1006 - Commitment to uphold the 10th Amendment.
  • HR 2118 - Pre-empts state authority over conflict with the National Labor Relations Act
  • H. J. Res. 62 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to give States the right to repeal Federal laws and regulations when ratified by the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States.
  • HR 1047 - State Right to Vote Act
  • HR 4651 - Prohibiting further national monuments in Utah without the express authorization of Congress.
  • HR 1115 - Restoring the West’s Fair Share Act
  • HR 455 - 10th Amendment Regulatory Reform Act
  • HR 3264 - Transportation Empowerment Act

Proper Role of Government

  • HR 3156 - Consumer Debit Card Protection Act
  • HR 1161 - Community Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act of 2011
  • HR 59 - Sunset All Czars Act
  • HR 144 - Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011
  • HR 389 - End the Stimulus Advertisement Act
  • HR 226 - Broadcaster Freedom Act
  • HR 849 - Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act
  • HR 2 - Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
  • HR 344 - Fiscal Responsibility Effective Responsibility Act of 2011
  • HR 548 - Restoring Democracy in the Workplace Act
  • HR 931 - To make participation to certain questions on the Census voluntary.
  • HR 1430 - Flood Insurance Choice Act
  • HR 1585 - State Highway Flexibility Act
  • HR 2040 - To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.
  • HR 3090 - EDA Elimination Act of 2011


  • HR 462 Tax Code Termination Act
  • HR 547 - Individual AMT (Alternative Minimum Tax) Repeal Act of 2011
  • HR 860 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to promote charitable donations of qualified vehicles.
  • HR 1182 - GSE [Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac] Bailout Elimination and Taxpayer Protection Act
  • HR 1259 Death Tax Repeal permanency Act of 2011
  • HR 2092 - Repeal the excise tax on indoor tanning services.
  • H. J. Res. 24 - Proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States to require 2/3 congressional approval before passing legislation that increases taxes.
  • HR 143 - Permanently Repeal the Estate Tax Act of 2011
  • HR 1002 - Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011
  • HR 206 - To prevent pending tax increases.
  • HR 1074 - Reduce the corporate income tax rate to 10% and to lower the tax rate on capital gains and dividends to 10%.
  • HR 1737 - STATE Act
  • HR 1864 - Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2011
  • H. Res 25 - Expressing the sense of the Congress that the current Federal income tax deduction for interest  paid on debt secured by a first or second home should not be further restricted.


  • HR 529 Savings Enhancement for Education in College Act
  • HR 2514 PLUS Act, Allows each state to enter into a five-year performance agreement with the Secretary of Education permitting it to receive federal funds on a consolidated basis that would otherwise be directed toward specific programs.
  • HR 942 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) extend through December 31, 2012, the tax credit for increasing research activities; and (2) increase the rate of the alternative simplified tax credit to 20% and make such credit permanent.
  • HR 2117 Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act - Repeals certain Department of Education regulations that for purposes of determining whether a school is eligible to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Health Care

  • HR 2- Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act
  • HR 5 - Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011
  • HR 21 - Reclaiming Individual Liberty Act
  • HR 38 - To rescind funds appropriated to the Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund under the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
  • HR 127 - To de-authorize appropriation of funds to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
  • HR 371 - Health Care Choice Act of 2011
  • HR 436 - Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2011
  • HR 452 - Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011
  • HR 466 - Extends the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semi postal to raise funds for breast cancer research.
  • HR 718 - Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2011
  • HR 1154 - Veterans Equal Treatment for Service Dogs Act
  • HR 1173 - Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011
  • HR 1213 - To repeal mandatory funding provided to States in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish American Health Benefit Exchanges.
  • HR 1214 - To repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction.
  • HR 1217 - To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
  • HR 1324 - To eliminate sweetheart deals under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • HR 2010 - Family and Retirement Health Investment Act of 2011
  • HR 605 - Patients' Freedom to Choose Act - Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 that: (1) restrict payments from health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, and health flexible spending arrangements for medications to prescription drugs and insulin only; and (2) impose a $2,500 limitation on salary reduction contributions to a health flexible spending arrangement under a cafeteria plan.
  • HR 1852 - Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2011 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to extend and reauthorize appropriations for payments associated with operating approved graduate medical residency training programs.


  • HR 463 - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Transparency Act of 2011
  • HR 828 - Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2011
  • HR 1866 - Members of Congress Tax Accountability Act of 2011
  • HR 4735 - To fire federal employees with seriously delinquent tax debt
  • HR 829 - Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2011
  • HR 1364 - Free Speech About Science Act of 2011
  • HR 459 - Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011
  • HR972 - Secret Ballot Protection Act
  • H. Con. Res. 3 - Expressing the sense of Congress that the President should issue, and Congress should hold hearings on, a report and certification regarding the responsibilities, authorities, and powers of his “Czars.”
  • H. Con. Res. 53 - Declaring that the President has exceeded his authority under the War Powers Resolution as it pertains to the ongoing military engagement in Libya.
  • H. Res. 199 - Providing that Congress should stop passing massive government bailouts
  • HR 3828 - Suspend ACORN Certification Act
  • ~HR 3 - No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
  • HR 212 - Sanctity of Human Life Act
  • HR 374 - Life at Conception Act
  • H. Con. Res. 3 - Declaring that the President  has exceeded his authority under the War Powers Act regarding ongoing military action in Libya
  • H. Res. 173 - The House Representatives may not consider any bill or joint resolution that appropriates foreign aid to more than one country
  • H. Con. Res. 3 - Urging the president to allow Congress to hold hearings and reports regarding powers of his "czars"
  • HR 567 - Public Employee Pension Transparency Act
  • HR 735 - Government neutrality in Contracting Act


  • HR 100 - CLEAR Act of 2011
  • HR 692 - Nuclear Family Priority Act
  • HR 704 - SAFE for America Act
  • HR 787 - No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act of 2011
  • HR 1505 - National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act
  • HR 1538 - Social Security Identity Defense Act of 2011
  • HR 2164 - Legal Workforce Act
  • HR 2199 - Deport Convicted Foreign Criminals Act
  • HR 2885 - Legal Workforce Act, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system.
  • HR 3012 - To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes.
  • HR 704 - Security and Fairness Enhancement for America Act of 2011 or SAFE for America Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program.
  • HR 2064 - Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to allow employers to use the employment eligibility confirmation system to verify the identity and employment eligibility of an employee from the time of application for employment.


  • HR 3 -  No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
  • HR 212 -  Sanctity of Human Life Act
  • HR 217 - Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
  • HR 358 - Protect Life Act
  • HR 361 - Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2011
  • HR 374 - The Life at Conception Act
  • HR 1167 - the Welfare Reform Act of 2011
  • H. Con. Res. 13 - Reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.
  • H. Con. Res. 25 - Condemns the Obama administration's direction that the Department of Justice (DOJ) should discontinue defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and demands that the DOJ continue to defend DOMA in all instances.
  • HR 692- Nuclear Family Priority Act 
  • HR. Res. 407 - Expresses support for the designation of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Public Lands

  • HR 461 - South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act
  • HR 665 - Excess Federal Building and Property Disposal Act of 2011
  • HR 1126 - Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2011
  • HR 1536 - Space Shuttle Retirement Act HR 758 National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act
  • HR 759 - Federal Lands Counterdrug Strategy Act
  • HR 817 - To amend the Antiquities Act of 1906 to place additional requirements on the establishment of national monuments under that Act, and for other purposes.
  • HR 1581 - Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011
  • HR 1590 - To provide for the disposition of the Space Shuttle Discovery upon retirement.
  • HR 1620 - Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2011
  • HR 2147 - Utah Land Sovereignty Act
  • HR 2852 - Action Plan for Public Lands and Education Act of 2011
  • HR 2458 - Amends the Clean Air Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review at 10-year intervals (currently, five-year intervals) criteria and standards for national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards.
  • HR 2973 - Protecting Public Safety and Sacred Sites from the Utah Prairie Dog Act of 2011, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to extend an exemption from certain requirements of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to protect public health and safety.

Energy & Environment

  • HR 460 - Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act
  • HR 97 - Free Industry Act
  • HR 153 - Ensuring Affordable Energy Act
  • HR 426 - Remove Incentives for Producing Ethanol Act of 2011
  • HR 509 To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that Act shall not apply to the gray wolf (canis lupus).
  • HR 517 - To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to eliminate the authority of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to deny or restrict the use of a defined area as a dredged or fill material disposal site, and for other purposes.
  • HR 617 - Radioactive Import Deterrence Act
  • HR 840 - Safe Exploration Coming from Underwater Reserves of Energy Act
  • HR 849 - Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act
  • HR 1075 - Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit Repeal Act
  • HR 1391 - RCCRA Act of 2011
  • HR 1485 - Catastrophic Wildfire Community Protection Act
  • HR 1558 - To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to clarify the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency with respect to certain sporting good articles, and to exempt those articles from a definition under that Act.
  • HR 1633 - Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011
  • HR 1712 - Job Creation and Energy Security Act of 2011
  • HR 1777 - To provide consumer relief for artificially high gas prices, and for other purposes.
  • HR 1819 - State Wildlife Management Act of 2011
  • HR 1904 - Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011
  • HR 1938 - North American-Made Energy Security Act
  • H. Res. 140 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that domestic oil and gas resources are critical to our Nation's security and economy and the Secretary of the Interior should take immediate action to streamline the shallow and deepwater permitting process.
  • HR 2651 - Ensuring the Full Faith and Credit of the United States and Protecting America's Soldiers and Seniors Act - Requires the following to take equal priority over all other federally incurred obligations in the event that the public debt reaches the statutory limit.
  • HR 1340 - Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to give public water systems for which there were no violations of the maximum contaminant level for any regulated contaminant during the year.
  • HR 1427 - Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act of 2011 - Calls for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prioritize the type of technical assistance that small communities find is the most beneficial.
  • HR 3155 - Northern Arizona Mining Continuity Act of 2011

National Defense

  • HR 2002 - Restore educational benefit fairness to veterans and their families
  • H. Amdt. 330 - Amendment (to HR 1540) to require US ground troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, leaving just those who are involved in small, targeted counter-terrorism operations.  The amendment would further require the Secretary of Defense to submit a withdrawal plan to Congress within 60 days of enactment
  • HR 24 - To re-design the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and marine corps.
  • HR 290 - War Memorial Protection Act
  • HR 337 - Restore military Readiness Act of 2011
  • HR 513 - To prohibit the use of funds to transfer individuals detained by the US at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and certain other enemy belligerents to the United States.
  • HR 637 - Fairness for Military Recruiters Act
  • HR 686 - Utah national Guard Readiness Act
  • HR 740 - Iran Transparency and Accountability Act of 2011
  • HR 973 - To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent the misuse of foreign law in Federal courts.
  • HR 1006 - Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2011
  • HR 1735 - Afghanistan Exit and Accountability Act
  • HR 1775 - Stolen Valor Act of 2011
  • HR 1874 - To raise the maximum age of entry into federal law enforcement for those who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • HR 1894 - Military Commissions Guilty Plea Adjustments Act
  • HR 2259 - To require the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from operations in Libya.
  • H.J. Res. 49 - Constitutional alternative to the War Powers Afghanistan withdrawal resolution.
  • H. Res. 247 - Calling for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to be designated a state sponsor of terrorism for its support of Iran, Hezbollah, and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
  • HR 4464 - Prevent Terrorists from Reuniting with Terrorist Cells Act
  • H. Res. 945 - Expressing the sense of the House regarding the US becoming a signatory to any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions.
  • H. Res. 15 - Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that general appropriations for military construction and veterans' affairs be considered as stand-alone measures.
  • H. Res. 208 - Directing the Secretary of Defense to transmit to the House of Representatives copies of any document, record, memo, correspondence, or other communication of the Department of Defense, or any portion of such communication, that refers or relates to any consultation with Congress regarding Operation Odyssey Dawn or military actions in or against Libya.
  • H. Res. 241 - Honoring the members of the United States Armed Forces, the intelligence community, and the Obama and Bush Administrations whose dedicated service brought the murderous terrorist leader Osama bin Laden to justice. 
  • H. Res. 268 - Reaffirming the United States' commitment to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and for other purposes. 
  • H.R. 2457 - Palestinian Accountability Act - Prohibits any U.S. government document from referring to the areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA) as Palestine until the Secretary of State certifies to Congress.
  • H. Res. 394 - Supporting Israel's right to annex Judea and Samaria in the event that the Palestinian Authority continues to press for unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.
  • HR 2106 - Syria Freedom Support Act;  maintains certain U.S. restrictions against the government of Syria and related persons until the President certifies that Syria.

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