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Chaffetz cheers NFL’s decision to give up tax-exempt status

Responding to persistent congressional criticism, the National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, calls the move a win for taxpayers. He has sponsored legislation that would legally require the NFL to pay taxes and he threatened to call Commissioner Roger Goodell before the Oversight Committee, which he leads.

"It is an issue of fairness," Chaffetz said. "Nobody was buying the idea that the NFL is not for profit. The commissioner and I had a good discussion today and [the NFL] agreed to do the right thing and I applaud them for it."

 

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Federal Rules Support Incompetence

Just what does a federal employee have to do to get fired?

At the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal employee who does no work is paid a full salary plus a performance award. This despite having no building pass, no computer connected to the EPA network and no evidence of having completed any work in at least five years. In addition to being paid roughly $600,000 by the American taxpayers during this time period, this employee was allowed to retire with a full pension.

In Phoenix, 40 veterans died waiting for lifesaving care. Instead of addressing the urgent health care needs of our nation’s heroes, Veterans Affairs employees spent their time manipulating records to qualify for bonuses. As a result, more than $10 million in performance bonuses were distributed to VA workers.

 

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Rep. Chaffetz visits Utah County Republican Women's meeting

PROVO — U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz addressed a full room of Utah County Republican Women members on Monday at the Provo City Library.

Chaffetz, R-Utah, said of his visit that it’s part of his responsibility as a congressman to answer the public’s questions.

“And it’s a great venue,” he added.

Chaffetz talked of the important role the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which he is chairman, holds as a watchdog to the executive branch. 

 

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Chaffez talks Capitol security on Fox & Friends, 4/22/15

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Chaffetz discusses DEA Adminstrator resignation on Fox & Friends, 4/22/15

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Chaffetz updates Fox & Friends on Lois Lerner emails 4/22/15

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