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August 2, 2013
Oversight Subpoenas Treasury for IRS Targeting Documents

“During the past two weeks, President Obama and you have repeatedly labeled the IRS’s strategy of targeting Americans for their political beliefs as a ‘phony’ scandal. While the Obama Administration has so publicly deflected responsibility for the targeting, it simultaneously has attempted to thwart congressional oversight into the matter… the IRS has engaged in a systematic effort to delay, frustrate, impede, and obstruct the Committee’s investigation,” Issa writes in a letter to Lew accompanying the subpoena.

August 1, 2013
House Passes Stop Government Abuse Reforms

On a vote of 239-176, the House of Representatives today adopted H.R. 2879, the Stop Government Abuse Act. H.R. 2879 incorporates three separate bills approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week.

Issa: Is it a ‘phony scandal’ when Americans die?

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, at a special panel discussion with the Republican Study Committee, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (CA-49) took the President to task over his “phony scandal” rhetoric, saying: “Brian Terry’s family does not call [his death related to Operation Fast and Furious] a phony death when…

Issa Subpoenas State Department for ARB, Benghazi Documents

“After ignoring requests for months, the State Department has left no alternative but to issue subpoenas for documents relevant to our investigation,” said Issa. “State Department tactics to delay and impede accountability have exhausted the Committee’s patience. Further subpoenas may also be necessary if the Department is not forthcoming on other requests.”

Issa: Does New IRS Nominee Think Targeting Scandal is Phony?

WASHINGTON – On the news that President Obama has nominated John Koskinen, former non-executive chairman of Freddie Mac, to be the new Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., offered the following statement: “The first question Mr. Koskinen must answer is…

Oversight, Financial Services Looking at CFPB Employees Profiting from Mortgage Rules

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Henserling, R-Texas, sent a letter yesterday to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray about concerns that senior employees have left CFPB in order to profit from the very rules they…

IRS Pays Out Billions in ID Fraud

“Drug dealers are turning to IRS identity theft because it’s less risky and more lucrative. There are 78% more incidents this year than last year,” said Chairman Mica. “This is not a ‘phony scandal’- this is a real problem costing taxpayers billions and the Administration is failing to act.”

July 31, 2013
Seven Months Later, State Department Still Hesitating to Make Final Determinations on Employees Faulted by ARB

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today asked the State Department to explain why the agency is still struggling to make status decisions on four employees faulted for their conduct by the Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB). More than seven months after those officials…

Joint Hearing on Hundreds of Weapons Missing from Parks Police Inventory

WASHINGTON – On Friday, August 2nd at 9:00 a.m., the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environment Regulation will hold a joint hearing entitled “Missing Weapons at the National Park Service: Mismanagement and Lack of Accountability.” On…

July 30, 2013
Issa Praises Opening of U.S. Code in XML

WASHINGTON – In response to today’s announcement from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) that the U.S. House of Representatives would make the entire United States Code available for download in extensible markup language or (XML), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa…