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Porcupine Hunting With a Republican Watchdog

 On Dec. 8, 47-year-old Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz and his wife Julie were invited to one of the White House’s annual holiday parties. Lamb and eggnog were served, carols were sung, and dozens of pictures were taken with a smiling President and First Lady.

That night, Chaffetz says, he buttonholed President Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough. He had a message to deliver, a warning packaged as a tip from the new friendly face of the White House’s top congressional nemesis, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “If I’m a House Republican from Utah and I know more about the Secret Service than you do, that’s a problem,” he says he told McDonough. “You’ve got a problem.”

 

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Wyden tries again on phone privacy 'GPS Act'

In order to create clear rules about when law enforcement agencies can access and track Americans’ electronic location data Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, reintroduced the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act (GPS Act) on Thursday.

 

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Jason Chaffetz’s warning to states: Don’t ask the feds to bail out your pension plans

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Wednesday introduced a resolution that says the federal government should not bail out state and local government pension plans, which today have a combined unfunded liability of more than $4 trillion.

Chaffetz’s resolution is non-binding, but its passage would put states on notice that they should not assume that the federal government will help them dig out of their pension obligations to government workers.

 

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UNDER REVIEW: Congress Looking Into Why IRS Has BIG MONEY Contract With Botched Healthcare.gov Company

Congress may conduct an investigation into the surprising report that the Internal Revenue Service awarded a $4.5 million IT contract to CGI Federal, the discredited designer of the botched Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov.

In response to The Daily Caller’s disclosure Wednesday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-Utah), the new incoming chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has instructed his staff to examine the reasons why the IRS awarded the contract to CGI.

 

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Mia Love, Jason Chaffetz share thoughts on Obama's State of the Union speech

Reaction from local political leaders to Tuesday's State of the Union address by President Barack Obama:

Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, representative from Utah's 3rd District: "I thought the speech was hyper-partisan. He claims to seek to unite, but his actions speak louder than words. When it comes to fighting terrorism he's just not believable. ... We should be unified on our fight against terrorism and he seems to think we're winning, and lots of us beg to differ. That's where we should be unified." 

 

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Chaffetz Discusses State of the Union on Fox News

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