Jason Chaffetz

American politician Jason Chaffetz

Jason E. Chaffetz is the U.S. Representative for, first elected in 2008. He is a member of the Republican Party.
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'Hannity' exclusive: DOJ has begun recovering missing texts
Fox News - 27 days
Sara Carter, Gregg Jarrett and Jason Chaffetz share reaction on 'Hannity.'
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Jason Chaffetz on Senator Dick Durbin's credibility
Fox News - about 1 month
'The Ingraham Angle' takes a look at some of the senator's past comments that have been called into question.
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President Trump holds raucous rally in Florida
Fox News - 2 months
John Bolton, Jason Chaffetz and Chuck Rocha react to the president's speech on 'The Ingraham Angle.'
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Jason Chaffetz and Juan Williams on the fate of DACA
Fox News - 6 months
Reaction on 'The Story'
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Populist movement losing influence in the White House?
Fox News - 6 months
Jason Chaffetz weighs in
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Jason Chaffetz Still Obsessed With Hillary Clinton, Wants Chelsea To Testify
Huffington Post - 7 months
The Trumps "need to actually get a lot of credit for openness and transparency,” the ex-congressman says.
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Jason Chaffetz: GOP 7 months late on health care plan
Fox News - 8 months
Former Utah congressman weighs in
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Fox News Contributor Jason Chaffetz Rips GOP For Health Care Mess
Huffington Post - 8 months
"It really feels like they haven't gotten together and figured out a plan yet," the former representative said.
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Outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz will join Fox News as a contributor
LATimes - 8 months
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will join Fox News as a contributor after he steps down from Congress, the cable news network announced Wednesday. Chaffetz, who has represented Utah’s 3rd Congressional District since 2008, has said he will leave office June 30. Starting July 1, he will be paid...
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Chaffetz: Justice watchdog also looking at Lynch's role in FBI's Clinton email probe
Fox News - 8 months
Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of House oversight committee, said Saturday that the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, in addition to a Senate panel, is looking into whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to squash the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation.
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Chaffetz replacement: Who are the Utah congressional candidates?
Fox News - 8 months
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, will resign from his congressional seat at the end of June — and the district is not lacking people willing to replace him.
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From The White House To Capitol Hill, Republicans Embrace Secrecy
Huffington Post - 8 months
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Jason Chaffetz Slams Donald Trump And Jeff Sessions As He Leaves Congress
The Huffington Post - 8 months
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Former Utah state legislator wins GOP support for Chaffetz seat
Fox News - 8 months
Former state legislator Chris Herrod was picked by Utah’s special convention on Saturday as the preferred candidate to compete in a special election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
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Key GOP panel picks Trey Gowdy as next House Oversight chairman - Washington Post
Google News - 9 months
Washington Post Key GOP panel picks Trey Gowdy as next House Oversight chairman Washington Post Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is set to take over as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a post that carries broad authority to investigate President Trump and the executive branch. The House Republican Steering Committee ... SC Rep. Trey Gowdy wins endorsement to be chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform CommitteeCharleston Post Courier Trey Gowdy Poised To Be New Oversight Committee ChairmanThe Daily Caller Trey Gowdy Tapped to Replace Jason Chaffetz as Chair of House Oversight CommitteeMediaite Politico all 33 news articles »
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Utah senator, mayor top candidates for Chaffetz's seat
Fox News - 9 months
State lawmakers and a mayor were among those expected Friday to lead a packed field of nearly two dozen contenders for the Utah congressional seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
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Timeline
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  • 2015
    Age 47
    In a September 2015 hearing, Chaffetz questioned Planned Parenthood's president Cecile Richards on her salary, and displayed a chart he claimed was taken from Planned Parenthood's annual report, but sources confirm the claim the chart was actually taken from Americans United for Life chart data that was deliberately manipulated using questionable dual-axis charting methodologies.
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    In February 2015, Chaffetz threatened Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser with possible jail time if she implemented Initiative 71.
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  • 2012
    Age 44
    Chaffetz has been vocal against the White House and State Department's handling of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the US Consulate compound in Benghazi.
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    In early 2012 Chaffetz worked as a representative of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign during primary season, shadowing the campaign of rival GOP candidate Newt Gingrich to offer rebuttals to reporters following Gingrich speeches. "I'm just trying to offer a little perspective," said Chaffetz at one of Gingrich's Florida stops.
  • 2010
    Age 42
    In January 2010, Chaffetz was called upon to question President Obama at a meeting of the Republican Party Conference.
  • 2009
    Age 41
    TSA's November 2009 report following their internal investigation primarily supported the Chaffetz version of the story.
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    In December 2009, Chaffetz championed legislation to limit the use of full-body imaging scanners at airports unless a metal detector first indicated a need for more screening.
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    In November 2009 Chaffetz co-sponsored a bill in the House with Rep.
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    Upon hearing that Barack Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize on October 9, 2009, Chaffetz said he had "lost all respect for the award", saying "it used to be one of distinction, but now it is hard to give it any credibility".
    Chaffetz appeared on the "Better Know A District" segment of The Colbert Report on January 6, 2009, where he was defeated by Stephen Colbert in leg wrestling.
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    Chaffetz announced at the start of the congressional term, in 2009, that he would be sleeping on a cot in his office, rather than renting a Washington, D.C., apartment.
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  • 2008
    Age 40
    Chaffetz faced Democrat Bennion Spencer in the 2008 general election, along with Jim Noorlander of the Constitution Party.
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    On June 24, 2008, Chaffetz defeated Cannon by a vote of 60% to 40%.
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    In the primary, polls showed a close race. A Dan Jones poll released on May 22, 2008, showed Cannon leading Chaffetz 39 percent to 37 percent among likely voters.
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    At the May 10, 2008 Utah Republican State Convention, Chaffetz won 59% of the 3rd District's delegates to Leavitt's 41%.
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    After the nearly 1200 3rd District delegates were elected on March 25, 2008, Chaffetz sent a mailer announcing that he would run a different kind of campaign.
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    A March 2008 Deseret News/KSL TV poll by Dan Jones & Associates released two days before the party caucuses showed Chaffetz with 4% support.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    Nine months later, on October 1, 2007, Chaffetz formally entered the race for the Republican nomination.
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    On January 1, 2007, before the 110th Congress was sworn in, Jason Chaffetz announced that he was "testing the waters" for a Congressional run against six-term incumbent, Chris Cannon, for the Republican nomination in this heavily Republican district.
  • 2006
    Age 38
    In 2006, Chaffetz was appointed by Huntsman as a trustee for Utah Valley State College.
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  • 2005
    Age 37
    In November 2005, Chaffetz left that position to manage his own company, Maxtera Utah, a corporate communications and marketing company.
    Huntsman won the race, and when he took office in January 2005, Chaffetz became Huntsman's chief of staff.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    In 2004, Chaffetz was the campaign manager for Utah gubernatorial candidate Jon Huntsman.
  • 2003
    Age 35
    In 2003, Chaffetz applied to be an agent in the United States Secret Service but was not accepted because "better qualified applicants existed."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 22
    Chaffetz became a Republican after meeting Ronald Reagan, in 1990, when Reagan visited Chaffetz's employer, Nu Skin, as a motivational speaker.
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  • 1988
    Age 20
    While a student at BYU, Chaffetz was Utah co-chairman of Dukakis' 1988 presidential campaign.
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    Chaffetz was educated at Middle Park High School, in Granby, Colorado, followed by Brigham Young University (BYU) on an athletic scholarship, and was the starting placekicker on the BYU football team in 1988 and 1989.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on March 26, 1967.
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