Releases


April 7, 2014
New Oversight Report Debunks Myth that Liberal Groups were Targeted by IRS

“[T]he Administration and congressional Democrats have seized upon the notion that the IRS’s targeting was not just limited to conservative applicants,” the report states. “These Democratic claims are flat-out wrong and have no basis in any thorough examination of the facts. Yet, the Administration’s chief defenders continue to make these assertions in a concerted effort to deflect and distract from the truth about the IRS’s targeting of tax-exempt applicants.”

April 4, 2014
Issa Requests Cummings Disclose Relevant Information in Advance of Contempt Meeting to All Members

“Based on our discussions several weeks ago, it is my understanding that you and your staff are communicating with William W. Taylor, III, Ms. Lerner’s counsel. You told me that we should discuss the terms of an immunity agreement and proffer with Mr. Taylor.”

Issa Requests Cummings Disclose Relevant Information in Advance of Contempt Meeting to All Members

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sent a letter to Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., requesting any current or ongoing communications Ranking Member Cummings and his staff have had with Ms. Lerner’s attorney. The letter states: “Based on our discussions several weeks ago,…

April 3, 2014
Issa Statement on Eisenhower Memorial Vote and Offered Amendment

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released the following statement on his vote in favor of the National Capitol Planning Commission’s resolution to disapprove portions of the proposed design for the Eisenhower Memorial. The resolution passed seven-three, with an amendment introduced by Chairman…

Oversight Committee to Consider IRS Targeting Contempt Finding

Washington, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today announced that the Committee will convene for a business meeting on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building to consider a resolution holding Lois G. Lerner, former…

April 2, 2014
Issa Statement on ATVM Loan Program Renewal

Washington, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today made the following statement on the Department of Energy’s decision to renew their Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loans program: “Despite the Energy Department’s appalling track record of loan programs, which put taxpayer money on the…

April 1, 2014
Issa Praises GOP Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released the following statement on the Republican budget proposal released by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.: “The budget proposal takes smart, sensible steps to restrain the growth of government, reduce rampant waste, and balance the…

Joint Subcommittee Hearing to Examine Problems with ObamaCare State Exchanges

WASHINGTON – Top officials from six state health insurance exchanges will testify Thursday, April 3rd in a House Oversight and Government Reform joint subcommittee hearing entitled, “Examining ObamaCare’s Problem-Filled State Exchanges.” This will be a joint hearing by the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs, chaired by…

March 31, 2014
Issa and Grassley Question ATF about Disciplinary Action Taken against Key Operation Fast and Furious Players

“While several ATF officials chose to retire or leave ATF in the wake of Fast and Furious rather than face discipline, it is our understanding that ATF continues to employ three key players from Fast and Furious…”

Issa Statement on Key Operation Fast and Furious Official’s Disciplinary Action by the Arizona State Bar

“Burke’s acknowledgement of wrongdoing to an Arizona court underscores the importance of ongoing federal court litigation the House Oversight Committee is pursuing as a result of the bipartisan 2012 vote to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for refusing to produce subpoenaed documents. These documents will shed light on the nature of the Department’s false denials of improper conduct and its response to Congress, including misconduct of which Dennis Burke was aware, that Attorney General Holder refused to discuss with Congress.”