Releases


September 30, 2013
Issa Statement on Judge’s Refusal to Dismiss Fast and Furious Lawsuit

“This ruling is a repudiation of the Obama Justice Department and Congressional Democrats who argued the courts should have no role in the dispute over President Obama’s improper assertion of executive privilege to protect an attempted Justice Department cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious.”

September 26, 2013
Issa: Latest Delay Shows Administration Unprepared for Obamacare Rollout

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to reports that the Administration will delay online enrollment for small-business exchanges. “While President Obama was busy telling Americans that an increasingly unpopular law is ‘here to stay,’ ‘sources’ from his Administration…

September 25, 2013
Issa Statement on Postage Rate Increase

“Today’s rate increase is a desperate cry for help from an insolvent Postal Service. Revenue and volume are down dramatically and our mail delivery service, hamstrung by Congressional mandates and onerous labor contracts, has been unable to sufficiently reduce costs.”

September 24, 2013
Issa Lauds Cost-Benefit Analysis, Calls for Other Self-Regulators to Follow Suit

“Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction and a recognition of the government-wide consensus that rigorous economic analysis is critical to creating better regulations. The Committee will continue its efforts to ensure that regulators improve their rulemaking processes. I encourage the other major self-regulators to follow FINRA’s example.”

September 23, 2013
Issa Statement on Lerner Exit

“Lois Lerner’s exit from the IRS does not alter the Oversight Committee’s interest in understanding why applicants for tax exempt status were targeted and inappropriately treated because of their political beliefs. We still don’t know why Lois Lerner, as a senior IRS official, had such a personal interest in directing scrutiny and why she denied improper conduct to Congress. Her departure does not answer these questions or diminish the Committee’s interest in hearing her testimony.”

September 18, 2013
Oversight Report on Obamacare Enrollment Programs Reveals Risk of Fraud, Misinformation

Top HHS Officials Admit Navigator and Assister Programs are Targets for Identity Theft WASHINGTON – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released a new staff report on Obamacare’s Navigator and Assister programs, which includes admissions from top Health and Human Services officials that the program lacks basic safeguards…

September 16, 2013
New Report Explains Deficiencies in ARB Benghazi Investigation, Lack of Accountability

New Report: ARB placed blame on mid-level officials

September 11, 2013
Issa Questions SEC On Delay in Data Use

“The Interactive Data Rule is part of a government-wide move toward structured data formats for a wide variety of federal reports and other materials,” Issa writes in a letter sent yesterday to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White. “ The rule was issued with the understanding that interactive data can reduce costs for filing and analysis, improve the data quality of disclosures, and provide greater transparency and access to financial information.”

On Anniversary of Benghazi Attacks, Issa Honors Heroes and Announces Hearing for Next Week

“One year ago, four Americans were killed in a vicious and planned attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi. Today, we remember Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone S. Woods, who served their country honorably and died protecting it. We also remember their families and colleagues, who will always keenly feel their loss,” Chairman Issa stated.

September 10, 2013
Issa Presses State Department on Refusal to Make Benghazi Eyewitnesses Available for Interviews

Chairman Issa demands that the State Department comply with requests to interview survivors of the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi.