Releases


May 28, 2014
Issa Questions Federal Prosecution Referral of Calif. Tree-Trimmer

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today sent a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Daniel Ashe questioning the agency’s decision to press charges against a California tree-trimmer who inadvertently violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) while performing a job commissioned…

May 27, 2014
Issa Presses White House on Office of Political Affairs Documents, Claims Contradicted by Office of Special Counsel

“The American people have a right to know if their tax dollars are being spent to support congressional campaigns during the 2014 midterm elections in violation of federal law,” Issa writes in a letter to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

May 23, 2014
Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Decision to Testify before the Oversight Committee

WASHINGTON – Frederick Hill, a spokesman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Chairman Darrell Issa, today released the following statement in response to a communication from the State Department that Secretary John Kerry will testify before the Committee: “Today, the State Department informed the Oversight Committee that…

May 22, 2014
Issa Statement on IRS Reversal on Political Speech Rule

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released the following statement on Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen’s decision to scrap a proposed rule to limit political speech by nonprofit and social welfare organizations: “I am pleased the Internal Revenue Service has at least temporarily…

Testimony: In 2010, Justice Department Sought Lois Lerner’s Help to Prosecute Tax Exempt Groups Engaging in Politics

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, today requested that the Department of Justice make DOJ Public Integrity Section Chief Jack Smith available for a transcribed interview. The request comes after Smith’s subordinate,…

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…