Sep 12, 2012

Figure in Solyndra Loan Scandal Becomes First Individual to Ever Defy Legal Obligations in Committee Subpoena for Deposition

“The decision of this key figure in the Solyndra scandal to ignore his legal obligation to appear for a deposition is unprecedented and regrettable. This reflects poorly on not only Mr. Wright’s character, but also on Secretary of Energy Chu and other employees who worked on matters related to the loan program."

  • Full Oversight Committee
Aug 28, 2012

Oversight Committee Leaders Statements on Flawed, Rushed CAFE Rule

“The rule finalized today by the Obama Administration will hurt American consumers by forcing them to drive more expensive and less safe automobiles. The Administration drafted these standards in secret, strong-arming automakers and short-circuiting the deliberative regulatory process to achieve a purely political result..."

  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs
Aug 20, 2012

SEC Delays Implementation of Key Provision in JOBS Act

“By kicking the can down the road, you are abdicating your responsibility to follow the law, failing to fulfill your sworn commitment to this Subcommittee, and ignoring the will of Congress and the President of the United States,” wrote Chairman McHenry.

  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Subcommittee on TARP and Financial Resources
Aug 10, 2012

A Dismissal of Safety, Choice, and Cost: The Obama Administration’s New Auto Regulations

In the wake of a massive taxpayer-funded bailout and effective government control of General Motors and Chrysler, the Obama Administration took unprecedented action to extract agreement for strict new fuel economy standards from auto manufacturers. This places ideology over science and politics over process. This action has serious consequences for consumers in the choice, cost, and safety of vehicles. While the Obama Administration has told the public and Congress it followed the statutory ...

  • Executive Branch
  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Regulation & Jobs
Aug 10, 2012

New Report Sheds Light on Obama Administration Campaign to Strong-Arm Auto Makers in Mileage Negotiations

“In the wake of a massive taxpayer funded bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, the Obama Administration took aggressive action to force a rulemaking process that reflects ideology over science and politics over process and law," Issa said.

  • Executive Branch
  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Regulation & Jobs
Aug 2, 2012

IRS: Enforcing ObamaCare’s New Rules and Taxes

9:00am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building Chairman Darrell Issa's Hearing Preview Statement   President Obama’s health care law was hastily written and rushed through the House and Senate by Democratic majorities before many even had a chance to read its contents.  That law is now being implemented—and has raised serious concerns about big government intrusion into American’s private lives. Today the Committee will examine how the ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Jul 31, 2012

Congressional Investigators Release First Part of Final Joint Report on Operation Fast and Furious

“ATF and the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office failed to consider and protect the safety of Americans, Mexicans, and fellow law enforcement personnel throughout Operation Fast and Furious...."

  • Executive Branch
  • Fast and Furious
  • Full Oversight Committee
Jul 31, 2012

Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation (Part 1 of 3)

This report is the first of three completing the investigative work of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. This report chronicles the fundamentally flawed firearms trafficking case from the perspective of the United States Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Part two will look at the devastating failure of supervision and leadership by officials at Justice Department headquarters, ...

  • Executive Branch
  • Fast and Furious
  • Full Oversight Committee
Jul 26, 2012

House Passes “Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act”

“The Obama Administration has issued some 106 rules in its first three years that collectively will cost taxpayers more than $46 billion annually in compliance and lost productivity. This is four times the number of major regulations and five times the cost of rules issued in the prior administration’s first three years."

  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Regulation & Jobs
Jul 25, 2012

GAO Report: The Obama Administration’s $8 Billion Extralegal Healthcare Spending Project

9:30am in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building Obamacare was rushed through the House of Representatives and Senate by the Democratic majority in each chamber.  Many conceded they did not even read its entire contents, choosing instead to learn about the bill’s consequences after the fact.  One of those consequences is major cuts in the popular Medicare Advantage program serving seniors.  These cuts mean many seniors will lose coverage that they enjoyed prior to the law’s ...

  • Full Oversight Committee