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13 Facts About Jason Chaffetz

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Jason E. Chaffetz is the U.S. representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district, first elected in 2008.

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He is a member of the Republican Party.

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He has been the chairman of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform since 2015.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is a United States House of Representatives committee that has existed in varying forms since 1816.

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Some of his political positions include opposition to the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, the scientific consensus on climate change, and privacy.

The scientific opinion on climate change is the overall judgment among scientists regarding the extent to which global warming is occurring, its causes, and its probable consequences.

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He has expressed skepticism over mandatory vaccinations and pledged to hold hearings to determine their safety.

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He has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration's conduct in the 2012 Benghazi attack.

The 2012 Benghazi attack that September was coordinated against two United States government facilities in Benghazi, Libya by members of the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia.

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He has also been critical of Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or Planned Parenthood, is a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care in the United States and globally.

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He opposes net neutrality and has held hearings to investigate the FCC's decision to adopt net neutrality rules in 2015.

Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments regulating the Internet should treat all data on the Internet the same, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication.

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Chaffetz came to prominence in 2015 for his extensive investigations into Hillary Clinton.

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He rescinded his endorsement of Donald Trump in early October 2016 but expressed his intent to vote for him three weeks later.

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Having investigated Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration extensively, Chaffetz drew criticism after the 2016 election for not investigating certain potential financial conflicts of interest relating to President Trump.

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He drew criticism again in January–February 2017 for downplaying calls to investigate White House National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn's ties to Russia after it was revealed that U.S. counterintelligence agents were investigating him for his communications with Russian officials.

Michael Thomas "Mike" Flynn is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General who was the 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump.

A national security adviser serves as the chief adviser to a national government on matters of security.

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Jason Chaffetz has announced he will not seek re-election.

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