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Chaffetz, on the way out of Congress, says lawmakers need more money

Jason Chaffetz, having served just a quarter of his current House term, and at the finale of an unusually balky resignation process, recently proposed that the pay and benefits package for every senator and House member should be increased by $30,000, a whopping 17 percent, with all the extra $16 million in taxpayer money dedicated to subsidizing lawmaker housing expenses in Washington.

Utah’s Chaffetz will resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday he will resign from Congress next month, saying a “mid-life crisis” had compelled him to step away from his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee just as it is poised to investigate President Donald Trump’s firing of the FBI director.

Rep. Chaffetz avoids re-election battle, eyes Utah governor race

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s decision not to seek another term in Congress and possibly resign sets the GOP congressman up for a 2020 run for governor without a damaging re-election campaign or pressure to doggedly investigate his party’s president.

Dana Milbank: Key word missing from speech: Russia

You don’t need to be a partisan Democrat to know that, as former president George W. Bush told NBC, “we all need answers” on Trump’s Russia ties. But the congressional Republicans leading the investigation have already declared their partiality.

Chaffetz seeks charge of ex-Clinton aide in email inquiry

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee is asking the attorney general to pursue criminal charges against a former State Department employee who helped set up Democrat Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

GOP chairman: No oversight talk at White House meeting

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee met with Donald Trump on Tuesday, agreed with the president’s request not to talk about oversight and reiterated that it’s unlikely his panel will investigate the businessman’s sprawling empire.

House Democrats demand Chaffetz probe Trump’s finances

Democrats on Monday made their strongest call to date for a congressional investigation into President-elect Donald Trump’s business entanglements and possible conflicts of interest, asking the GOP’s top House investigator to launch a formal probe.