Hearings

Apr 14, 2011

State And Municipal Debt: Tough Choices Ahead

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday's Full Committee hearing builds on the work of our Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs, Chaired by Representative Patrick McHenry. These hearings have taken a hard look at the severity of fiscal problems faced by states and municipalities, examples of reforms that could put governments on sustainable paths, and the role the federal government has played in ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Apr 5, 2011

Are Postal Workforce Costs Sustainable?

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Tuesday's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled "Are Postal Workforce Costs Sustainable," will continue the Committee's ongoing effort to monitor the fiscal condition of the United States Postal Service and the affordability of USPS's workforce compensation expenses. One pressing question remains at the forefront of congressional oversight of USPS: What is needed for the postal ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 31, 2011

Why Isn’t the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the President’s Standard on FOIA?

Chairman Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled “Why Isn’t the Department of Homeland Security Meeting the President’s Standard on FOIA,” will assess the disparity between DHS non-compliance with FOIA provisions and the Administration’s stated goals of openness and transparency. On his first full day in office, President Obama outlined the critical role that FOIA plays in ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 17, 2011

The Freedom of Information Act: Crowd-Sourcing Government Oversight

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled “The Freedom of Information Act: Crowd-Sourcing Government Oversight,” represents the heart of the committee’s mission – to hold the federal bureaucracy accountable and ensure the right of the American people to know how Washington spends their money. The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) is one of the most ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 8, 2011

Field Hearing “The Foreclosure Crisis”

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Tuesday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled “The Foreclosure Crisis,” follows a tradition of the committee’s work to hold field hearings at locations around the country where the subject matter is especially pertinent to issues facing those communities. The Baltimore area is facing record unemployment – hovering well above the national average at 10.5 percent – ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 3, 2011

The Refuse of the Federal Spending Binge II: How U.S. Taxpayers are Paying Double for Failing Government Programs

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled “Waste and Abuse: The Refuse of the Federal Spending Binge II: How U.S. Taxpayers are Paying Double for Failing Government Programs,” will examine the waste associated with duplicative federal initiatives. On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released its first annual report to ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Feb 28, 2011

America’s Presidential Libraries: Their Mission and Their Future

Joint Hearing with the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Full Oversight Committee
Feb 17, 2011

Waste and Abuse: The Refuse of the Federal Spending Binge

Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement Thursday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled “Waste and Abuse: The Refuse of the Federal Spending Binge,” comes during the very week that President Obama presented a $3.73 trillion budget request to Congress that requires a record $1.65 trillion in deficit spending, pushes the national debt to surpass GDP for the first time since World War II, and uses budget gimmicks to ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Feb 10, 2011

Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation

Chairman Issa's Hearing Preview Statement Thursday’s hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, entitled “Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation,” presents an opportunity for policymakers to hear important testimony from the front lines of our economic recovery. Despite the President’s promise that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 percent and grow the GDP to more than $15.2 trillion, the US economy has experienced negligible ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Jan 26, 2011

Bailouts and the Foreclosure Crisis: Report of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

  • Full Oversight Committee