House Oversight Committee Urges Senate to Approve Cobert Nomination for OPM Head

Mar 4, 2016
Press Release

House Oversight Committee Urges  Senate to Approve Cobert Nomination for OPM Head


Washington, DC (March 4, 2016)— Yesterday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Elijah E. Cummings, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a bipartisan letter to Senators Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the U.S. Senate, supporting President Obama’s nomination of Beth Cobert to serve as Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

“She is a qualified and competent choice to manage OPM, which is in need of strong leadership, and we urge the Senate to approve her nomination swiftly,” Chaffetz and Cummings wrote. “We further expect that as Director, Ms. Cobert will continue to assist the Committee’s ongoing investigation of the data breach that OPM announced in 2015, which resulted in the loss of personally identifiable information for over 21.5 million individuals.”

In the letter, Chaffetz and Cummings also highlighted the praise Ms. Cobert received from the OPM Inspector General in a letter to the President last month, writing:  “Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert appears to have wrapped her arms around the multitude of challenges currently facing OPM.  Further, she seems to be arduously striving to institute high standards of professionalism as she works to reinvigorate this great agency.”

Click here to read the letter.


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