Nov 27, 2012

Issa Statement on Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Signing

“The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act represents years of bipartisan, bicameral work. The bill signed into law today will help Congress stand behind those federal employees who help us protect the American people and their hard-earned tax dollars."

  • Full Oversight Committee
Nov 14, 2012

Making Government Suck Less

My job as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to innovate government and hold it accountable to taxpayers. Reform is inherently disruptive, and often demands speaking unpleasant truths to the powerful in Washington. That’s why, just before taking the stage at the PDF, I announced contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder for stonewalling the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. A shocking contrast? To some in the crowd, probably. But since ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Team Oversight
Nov 1, 2012

Oversight Queries Clinton on New Documents Indicating Involvement of Libyan Government Personnel in Benghazi Attacks

“These documents paint a disturbing picture indicating that elements of the Libyan government might have been complicit in the September 11, 2012 attack on the compound and the murder of four Americans."

  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Executive Branch
  • Full Oversight Committee
Oct 31, 2012

Emails Contradict President Obama, Administration Officials on Energy Dept. Loan Program

“The Administration should have disclosed these emails directly to Congress and the American people. The Department of Energy failed to produce many of these emails, but the Committee received them from other sources."

  • Energy
  • Executive Branch
  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Wasteful Spending
Oct 29, 2012

Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation Part 2 of 3

Chairman Darrell Issa: “The report discloses widespread management failures within the hierarchy of the Justice Department. The Justice Department has yet to evaluate these management issues and implement structural changes to prevent another disaster like Operation Fast and Furious from occurring. Furthermore, the Justice Department has taken limited action against these negligent managers.” Senator Chuck Grassley: “Officials in the Justice Department saw any number of warnings and ...

  • Executive Branch
  • Fast and Furious
  • Full Oversight Committee
Oct 29, 2012

Issa, Grassley Report on Fast & Furious Finds Widespread Justice Department Management Failures

“The report discloses widespread management failures within the hierarchy of the Justice Department. The Justice Department has yet to evaluate these management issues and implement structural changes to prevent another disaster like Operation Fast and Furious from occurring.”

  • Executive Branch
  • Fast and Furious
  • Full Oversight Committee
Oct 28, 2012

Emails Contradict President Obama’s Answer on Loan Scandal in Colorado TV Interview

CompleteColorado.com has obtained emails that seem to directly contradict Plouffe's answer, and also challenge the President's notion that the DOE's loan decisions were universally autonomous within the agency.

  • Executive Branch
  • Full Oversight Committee
Oct 21, 2012

Obama Administration Claims About Outing of Libyans in Contact with U.S. are False

“The Libyan rights activist who was highlighted by the Obama administration in news accounts as having not been ‘publicly associated with the U.S.’ until the Oversight Committee released documents had actually been brought to the U.S. in December 2011 by the State Department and her trip is highlighted on the Internet."

  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Full Oversight Committee
Oct 19, 2012

Oversight Committee Asks President About White House Role in Misguided Libya ‘Normalization’ Effort

“Information supplied to the committee by senior officials demonstrates that not only did the administration repeatedly reject requests for increased security despite escalating violence, but it also systematically decreased existing security to dangerous and ineffective levels."

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Oct 10, 2012

The Security Failures of Benghazi

12:00pm in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building On September 11, 2012, four Americans serving their country were murdered by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya. We join all of these brave men’s family and colleagues in mourning their death and honoring their contributions to this country. Yesterday, the State Department began the process of coming clean about what occurred in Benghazi.  They made two witnesses available for interviews with this committee and, for the first time, publicly ...

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