Hearings

Jun 13, 2011

Obstruction of Justice: Does the Justice Department Have to Respond to a Lawfully Issued and Valid Congressional Subpoena?”

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement   Monday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform follows three months of effort by congressional investigators to understand the rationale, policy, and practical execution of a controversial government program that allowed straw purchasers to buy heavy-duty arms and traffic them into Mexico to be used by drug cartels. To date, the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Jun 2, 2011

Making the Gulf Coast Whole Again: Assessing the Recovery Efforts of BP and the Obama Administration After the Oil Spill

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled “Making the Gulf Coast Whole Again: Assessing Recovery Efforts of BP and the Obama Administration After the Oil Spill,” will focus on the economic hardships and other issues still facing the Gulf Coast community one year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.  By examining the disaster response of both BP and the Obama ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
May 24, 2011

Pain at the Pump: Policies that Suppress Domestic Production of Oil and Gas

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement "Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. ...Coal-powered plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money." Those were the words of Candidate Obama. As President, he said: "The nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
May 12, 2011

Politicizing Procurement: Would President Obama’s Proposal Curb Free Speech and Hurt Small Business?

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform fulfills the committee's responsibility to safeguard the federal contracting and procurement processes from the exploitation and the undue influence of partisan political concerns. Recently, the Obama administration circulated a proposed Executive Order that would direct federal agencies to require contractors to disclose political expenditures ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
May 10, 2011

The Future of Capital Formation

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Tuesday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will provide lawmakers with an opportunity to better understand how securities regulations have harmed public and private capital formation in the United States. For many years, the U.S. has been recognized as having the largest, most liquid, and most competitive capital markets in the world. Yet for the last two decades, capital formation – ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
May 6, 2011

Field Hearing “Pathways to Energy Independence: Hydraulic Fracturing and Other New Technologies”

  • Full Oversight Committee
May 3, 2011

Presidential Records in the New Millennium: Updating the Presidential Records Act & Other Federal Recordkeeping Statutes to Improve Electronic Records Preservation

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Since the passage of the Presidential Records Act 33 years ago, electronic media and information technology have proliferated across the federal government. Yet Congress has not undertaken a legislative effort to update the law and meet the demands of the digital information age. Three different presidents have issued executive orders to supplement the Presidential Records Act, but each has addressed issues relating to ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Apr 21, 2011

Field Hearing “Federal Policies Affecting Innovation and Job Growth in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries”

  • Full Oversight Committee
Apr 19, 2011

Field Forum “Regulatory Impediments To Job Creation: Assessing The Cumulative Impact Of EPA Regulation On Farmers”

  • Full Oversight Committee
Apr 18, 2011

Field Hearing “Policies Affecting High Tech Growth And Federal Adoption Of Industry Best Practices”

  • Full Oversight Committee