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."
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..."
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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...."
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, ...
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."
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 ...