Issa and Cummings Issue Joint Statement on Secret Services’ Response to the Committee on Agent Misconduct

Published: May 2, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following joint statement on the letter received last night from United States Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan in response to the committee’s April 18, 2012, questions about agent misconduct in Cartagena, Columbia:

“We appreciate the Secret Services’ detailed responses to our questions.  Director Sullivan’s cooperation with our oversight efforts underscores his commitment to understand the extent of the problem and ensure that this unacceptable conduct does not occur again. 

“The Oversight and Government Reform Committee will continue to monitor the Secret Services’ investigation and response.  We recognize the sensitivity of some of the information the Secret Service has shared and will continue to work with them to help reassure the American people that the agency’s vital mission is not harmed or distracted by inappropriate behavior.”