Press Releases

Jul 14, 2014

“I don’t understand how anyone but straight white men can vote Republican”

“As a part of a settlement agreement with the [Office of Special Counsel], Ms. [April] Sands admitted to violating the Hatch Act by soliciting political contributions via Twitter, conducting political activity through her Twitter account, and participating in a political discussion ‘via webcam from an FEC conference room . . . while on duty,’” Issa and Jordan write in their letter. “The FEC [Office of Inspector General] sought to pursue criminal charges stemming from Ms. Sands’s ...

Jul 11, 2014

Oversight Committee Details State Department Efforts to Obstruct Benghazi Investigation in 37 Page Letter to Select Committee

“In response to your request, I am providing detailed background information regarding the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s outstanding Benghazi-related document requests to the Executive Branch, as well as the status of any Benghazi-related production and compliance issues,” wrote Issa to Gowdy. “To be precise, the Department has not provided a full and complete response to two subpoenas, nor has the Department provided all documents responsive to many written requests. ...

Jul 11, 2014

Oversight Hearing to Examine Campaign, Fund-Raising Role of White House Political Office

“In an effort to appease its political allies, the Obama Administration broadcast its intention to re-open a political office within the White House to assist in partisan election efforts and fundraising," said Chairman Issa. "This follows a serious pattern of behavior at the highest levels of the Administration. Former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, both members of President Obama’s cabinet, were faulted by the Office ...

Jul 9, 2014

New E-mails Show Lerner Intentionally Sought to Hide Information from Congress

‘I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails … we need to be cautious about what we say in emails’ he House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released new e-mails at a hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen showing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner leading an IRS effort to ...

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Jul 7, 2014

Members Call on White House for Leadership Change at Chemical Safety Board

"[The Chemical Safety Board] has a vital public safety mission—to investigate industrial chemical accidents, report on the causes of the accidents and make recommendations to prevent future tragedies,” the lawmakers state in the letter. “Chairman Moure-Eraso’s leadership is making it difficult for the agency to fulfill its mission. Immediate change in CSB leadership is necessary to allow this besieged agency to heal and regain focus on its public safety mission."

Jul 2, 2014

Issa Offers IRS Commissioner Opportunity to Amend Conflicting Lerner Testimony

Koskinen’s Statements at Hearing Contradict Lerner’s Atty Statements on Federal Records Act Compliance House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today offered Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen a chance to amend his June 23rd testimony that former IRS official Lois Lerner followed the Federal ...

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Jun 26, 2014

Issa and Chaffetz: Is State Department Embassy Design Putting Style Over Safety?

Issa & Chaffetz write, “It is our understanding the Department has decided to transition from a successful program of embassy construction based on a standard design to one focused more on unique design. The Committee is interested in the differences between the standard embassy design approach, which stresses security and functionality, versus a new ‘design excellence’ program, which stresses openness and innovation. In the words of former Under Secretary of State for Management, ...

Jun 26, 2014

Issa Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down NLRB Recess Appointments

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is encouraging for all who believe in the checks and balances enshrined in our nation’s constitution. The Court is right to reject the President’s political gamesmanship, which places the special interests of union bosses ahead of American workers and job creators. This unanimous decision makes it clear that President Obama acted without any legitimate authority and his power grab is outside any meaningful debate about the balance of power between the ...

Jun 24, 2014

Archivist of the United States: IRS “did not follow the law” in failing to report Lerner e-mail loss

In Q and A with Rep. Walberg, Archivist says IRS failed to comply with the Federal Records Act  During today’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner’s Missing E-mails, Part II, David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States for the National Archives and Records Administration, under questioning by Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI), admitted that he believed the IRS fell short of meeting ...

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Jun 23, 2014

Commissioner Admits No Evidence IRS Made Any Effort to Recover Lerner Emails from 6-month Backup Tapes

In Q and A with Rep. Chaffetz, Koskinen says agency did not pursue recovery because it was ‘costly’ House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today convened a hearing with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen on the loss of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s email over a two year period. Under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Koskinen said that the IRS made no effort to recover ...

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