Releases


May 22, 2014
Issa Praises House Passage of FITARA as Part of NDAA

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released the following statement praising the House’s passage of the Federal Information and Technology Acquisition Reform Act as part of H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. “I applaud the House for acting…

May 21, 2014
Oversight Committee Passes Bill To Save USPS $2 Billion Over Next 10 Years

Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee adopted bills to enhance postal delivery, improve the Government’s use of design-build contracts, and promote federal information transparency. H.R. 4670, Secure Delivery for America Act of 2014, was reported favorably to the House as amended on a vote of 18-13. Introduced by…

May 20, 2014
Oversight Committee to Mark up Postal Bill on Secure Delivery

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced the mark up of H.R. 4670, the Secure Delivery for America (SDA) Act, which allows the postal service to provide millions more Americans with secure clusterbox and curbside delivery.  The Committee will consider the bill, cosponsored by…

After DOJ Dodges Questions, Issa Subpoenas Justice Department for IRS Investigation Targeting Documents

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today subpoenaed the Justice Department for documents after Richard Pilger, Director of the Department’s Election Crimes Branch, refused to answer critical questions on the instructions of Justice Department counsel during a transcribed interview on May 6, 2014.   The…

May 19, 2014
Issa Statement on President Signing D.C. Height Act Changes Into Law

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released the following statement on the President’s signing into law of H.R. 4192, to amend the 1910 Height of Buildings Act.  The legislation, which passed the House on April 28 and the Senate on May 6, will…

May 15, 2014
Issa Statement on PCAOB’s Cost Benefit Analysis Guidance

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)’s announcement on the newly issued staff guidance on economic analysis.  “Two years ago, Rep. McHenry and I began requesting that regulatory organizations strengthen their rulemaking processes…

Oversight Issues Secretary Kerry New Subpoena for Testimony

“I lifted the subpoena requiring Secretary Kerry to testify on May 21 because the State Department made reasonable arguments for an accommodation and told our Committee they were seeking a suitable alternative date for his testimony on a voluntary basis. But soon after I lifted the subpoena, the State Department back tracked – stating publicly that we should accept ‘a more appropriate witness’ and refusing to commit to making Secretary Kerry available.

May 14, 2014
Issa Presses Sebelius and HHS For Failure to Comply with Subpoena

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman today sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius expressing concern that HHS is “willfully failing to comply with the Committee’s subpoena” for documents related to HealthCare.gov, and detailing the White House’s involvement in redacting documents without…

May 9, 2014
Issa Statement on President Signing DATA Act Into Law

“The enactment of the DATA Act marks a transformation in government transparency by shedding light on runaway federal spending,” said Chairman Issa. “The reforms of this bipartisan legislation not only move the federal bureaucracy into the digital era, but they improve accountability to taxpayers and provide tools to allow lawmakers and citizen watchdogs to root out waste and abuse. Government-wide structured data requirements may sound like technical jargon, but the real impact of this legislation on our lives will be more open, more effective government.”

Issa Statement on USPS $1.9 Billion Second Quarter Loss

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement on the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that they posted a net-loss of $1.9 billion this quarter: “The latest quarter of staggering losses for the U.S. Postal Service drives home the agency’s dire financial…