Releases


May 22, 2013
Oversight Committee Approves Bipartisan DATA Act

“The DATA Act is a significant step toward a more open, and thus more accountable, government,” said Chairman Issa. “Americans have a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent and I believe more transparency will lead to less waste, fraud, and abuse of federal funds.”

May 21, 2013
Oversight Leaders Introduce Bipartisan DATA ACT

“The American people deserve accurate, timely, and complete checkbook level spending information,” said Chairman Issa. “The DATA Act will standardize and open federal spending data so that those inside and outside of government…”

May 15, 2013
Oversight Announces IRS Hearing Next Week

“The IG report indicts IRS for a colossal management failure, but leaves many questions unanswered,” said Chairman Issa.

May 14, 2013
IRS Political Targeting Report Released, Issa, Jordan To Announce Hearing Soon

“Today’s report magnifies our concerns about the breadth and depth of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of organizations for their political beliefs. Unfortunately, the report raises more questions than it answers…”

Oversight Subcommittee to Examine Federal Constraints on American Energy Production

WASHINGTON – The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements will hold a hearing on Thursday, May 16th entitled “Opportunities Lost: Constraints on Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands and Waters.”   The hearing will examine the Department of the Interior’s policies towards…

GAO: Taxpayer Savings Unclear on Data Center Consolidation

“We need to take advantage of technology to save taxpayer money, and that means doing more with less by consolidating federal data centers,” said Subcommittee Chairman John Mica, R-Fla.

May 13, 2013
Issa Statement on DOJ Monitoring of AP Phone Lines

“This is obviously disturbing. Coming within a week of revelations that the White House lied to the American people about the Benghazi attacks and the IRS targeted conservative Americans for their political beliefs, Americans should take notice that top Obama Administration officials increasingly…

Issa Asks ARB Co-chairs to Appear for Interviews with Investigators

“During [Wednesday’s] hearing, the findings and methodology of the State Department’s ‘Accountability Review Board’ (ARB) were discussed frequently,” Issa wrote in his letter to Pickering.

May 12, 2013
Issa: IRS ‘Mea Culpa’ Not an Honest One

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Demands Accountability during Meet the Press Interview   WASHINGTON- Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory, Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., spoke about the Committee’s investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of certain tax-exempt organizations for their political beliefs.   “The…

Issa on Meet The Press: Committee to Depose Benghazi ARB Co-Chairs

Amb. Pickering Declines to Defend White House, State Department Accounts of Attack Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said on Monday the Committee will formally ask the Benghazi Accountability Review Board co-chairs, Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Admiral Mike Mullen, to…