Hearings

Sep 22, 2011

How Obama’s Green Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs

Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement Facing the worst recession since the Great Depression, President Obama has confronted this crisis by promoting green jobs as a major component of his recovery plan. He has said that these programs would create five million jobs within ten years. The President has also cited the efforts of other nations as the rationale to try to subsidize our way to energy independence. Unfortunately, the other nations who tried this ...

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Sep 14, 2011

How A Broken Process Leads To Flawed Regulations

Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement Just recently, in a decision to halt the implementation of a controversial job-killing regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency, President Barack Obama recognized the “importance of reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty” in the economy. While President Obama has spoken about, and even launched an effort to evaluate regulations that create unnecessary burdens, regulatory agencies under his ...

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Jul 27, 2011

Disposal of Federal Real Property: Legislative Proposals

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Wednesday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled "Disposal of Federal Real Property: Legislative Proposals," will examine alternatives that aim to expedite the government's disposition of unneeded civilian real property assets. Currently the federal government owns and manages more than 900,000 buildings and structures and approximately 41 million acres of land worldwide. The ...

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Jul 26, 2011

Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Tuesday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will examine the effects of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) program dubbed “Operation Fast and Furious.”  Specifically, we will review the impact of this program on our neighbor to the south, on our agents working in, and on the people of Mexico. The Committee’s task today is serious, and the Administration’s ...

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Jul 14, 2011

Consumer Financial Protection Efforts: Answers Needed

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled "Consumer Financial Protection Efforts: Answers Needed," will give Professor Elizabeth Warren an opportunity to explain the administration's goals for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was established last year under the Dodd-Frank Act. On July 21, 2011, the CFBP will assume its broad powers to regulate all ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Jul 7, 2011

Cybersecurity: Assessing the Nation’s Ability to Address the Growing Cyber Threat

Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled "Cybersecurity: Assessing the Immediate Threat to the United States," is the first in a series of hearings to examine the nature and extent of the current threat to America's digital infrastructure. In recent months, the Committee has consulted with officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of ...

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Jun 21, 2011

The Hatch Act: The Challenges of Separating Politics from Policy

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Tuesday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled "The Hatch Act: The Challenges of Separating Politics from Policy," will focus on the enforcement challenges, costs, and possible legislative solutions to the law designed to prevent federal employees from conducting partisan political activity with federal resources. The committee is concerned that the current version of the Hatch Act ...

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Jun 17, 2011

Unionization Through Regulation: The NLRB’s Holding Pattern on Free Enterprise

Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement Friday's field hearing in North Charleston, entitled "Unionization through Regulation," will explore the recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board's acting general counsel to bring suit against The Boeing Company for alleged unfair labor practices related to the company's plan to build commercial aircraft in South Carolina. The disastrous consequences that the effort to penalize Boeing will have on the economy of ...

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Jun 15, 2011

Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Wednesday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled "Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes," will focus on an irresponsible program that allowed guns to be trafficked into the hands of known criminals along our border with Mexico. The Committee is engaged in an ongoing investigation to determine who ultimately authorized the program, who knew about it, and why ...

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Jun 14, 2011

Achieving Transparency And Accountability In Federal Spending

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Tuesday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled "Achieving Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending," furthers the committee's mission to deliver the facts to the American people and bring genuine reform to the federal bureaucracy. Despite the availability of technology to track federal spending and program performance, the existing platforms utilized by government ...

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