Addressing GSA’s Culture of Wasteful Spending
1:30pm on Monday, April 16, 2012 in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building The details that have come to light about a General Services Administration Conference held in Las Vegas have raised serious questions in the minds of the American people about how government is using their tax dollars. What has come to light surrounding GSA’s activities should give pause to anyone who has opposed cutting government size and spending. Wasteful spending is a problem that transcends ...
Issa Statement on the Resignation of Census Bureau Director Groves
Chairman Darrell Issa: “Director Groves took on the mission of accomplishing the Constitutionally mandated decennial census after years of botched planning and a political crisis that had derailed a Cabinet secretary’s nomination. His tenure is proof that appointing good people makes a big difference, and I urge the President to look for another servant of Robert’s caliber when naming his replacement.”
House Oversight Committee Opens Examination of California High Speed Rail Authority
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is examining California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) operations and use of federal funds. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) wrote April 9 to all current and former board members as well as current and former executive leadership asking them to preserve documents, records and communications so that CHSRA and other entities can comply with future document requests from the Committee.
Issa Announces GSA Hearing for Monday April 16th
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced a hearing examining last week’s General Services Administration Inspector General report, which detailed wasteful spending related to 2010 Las Vegas Convention costing nearly $823,000. In the wake of the report, GSA Administrator Martha Johnson resigned, and the agency dismissed her top deputies. The hearing, titled “Addressing GSA’s Culture of Wasteful Spending”, will take place at 1:30 ...
Oversight Launches ProtectingOurWorkers.com
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today launched ProtectingOurWorkers.com to listen directly to American union workers about forced political contributions and to continue its efforts to hold both government and union leaders accountable to the rank-and-file whose hard-earned dues are funding partisan political activity they don’t support.
TSA Oversight Part III: Effective Security or Security Theater?
1:30pm on Monday, March 26, 2012 in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building The work of our two Committees has documented a recurring pattern of mismanagement and waste at the Transportation Security Administration. Add to this an unending string of video clips, photographs and news reports about inappropriate, clumsy and even illogical searches and screenings by TSA agents. Americans are right to demand answers from TSA about the return on investment of their tax dollars.
Job Creators Brace for ObamaCare Impact
The reality is that the president's partisan health care overhaul, passed without any Republican votes, is directly contributing to the nation's unemployment problem. As regulators busily codify rules, employers are scrambling to figure out how to survive the plethora of mandates and taxes sprinkled throughout the nearly 3,000-page law. And its worst provisions have yet to be enacted.
Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis: Causes, Consequences for the United States and Lessons Learned
2154 Rayburn House Office Building Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement The United States and Europe together account for 50 percent of world GDP and 40 percent of the world’s trade in goods and services. With these two economies inexorably linked, a downturn in one immediately and broadly impacts the other. A catastrophic failure in Europe would threaten our own economic situation at a time we can least afford it. Today, the Committee on ...
Cantor Solicits “Citizen CoSponsors” For The DATA Act
Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., today featured H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), in the release of the new “Citizen CoSponsor Project.” The project is described as “a dynamic communications platform that creates a more open, visible and participatory legislative process. Built on Facebook, Citizen CoSponsor will enable you to follow legislation that you’re interested in. You will then receive first-hand information and updates on the status of ...
The Department of Energy’s Disastrous Management of Loan Guarantee Programs
The Obama Department of Energy (DOE) has overseen a process wrought with misdirection, changing and expanding requirements, unexplained delays, gross mischaracterizations, and a never-ending cycle of excuses. Not only does it appear that DOE purposely directed taxpayer funds at a failing enterprise, DOE’s action robbed taxpayers of genuine investment toward renewable energy.