Releases


October 10, 2013
Issa Statement on Park Service ‘Considering’ State Help

WASHINGTON – In advance of a joint congressional committee hearing and after repeated inquiries from numerous governors, the Department of the Interior today announced that the National Park Service would finally “consider” reopening sites where state resources can take over. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif.,…

October 9, 2013
Oversight, Natural Resources to Examine National Park Service’s Closing of Memorials

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, October 16th, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., will convene a joint hearing entitled, “As Difficult As Possible: The National Park Service’s Implementation of the Government Shutdown.” The hearing will examine the…

Top IRS Obamacare Official Counseled White House on Taxpayer Lawsuit, IRS Document Indicates Confidential Taxpayer Information Discussed

WASHINGTON – At a hearing today before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Sarah Hall Ingram, the top Obamacare official at the Internal Revenue Service, today was unable to recall details about her own e-mail correspondence with White House officials the IRS has indicated contained legally protected confidential taxpayer…

October 8, 2013
Energy IG Report Offers New Details on Veteran Discrimination, Whistleblower Retaliation

“Today’s report offers shocking new details about the Bonneville Power Administration’s illegal hiring practices that discriminated against veterans and the agency’s culture of intimidation toward whistleblowers,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

October 7, 2013
Head of IRS ObamaCare Implementation to Testify Before Oversight Committee

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, October 9th, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa , R-Calif., will convene a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) implementation and enforcement of ObamaCare. The hearing will feature testimony from Sarah Hall Ingram, Director of the IRS’s Affordable Care Act Office, and…

October 3, 2013
Oversight Leaders Examining National Parks Service Decision to Close World War II Memorial

“The Committee is concerned with NPS’s allocation of resources during this time of lapsed funding,” the chairmen write in a letter to NPS director Jonathan Jarvis.

October 2, 2013
Issa to Reid, Obama: Drop Opposition to D.C. Local Funding

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.J. Res 71, which allows the District of Columbia to access its locally generated funds during the federal budget impasse.

Issa to Democrats: Let D.C. Spend Its Local Money Now

WASHINGTON- Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., took to the House floor to excoriate Democrats for their steadfast refusal to support legislation that would let the District of Columbia spend its local money.  Watch Chairman Issa on Releasing D.C.’s Local Funds  “The truth is the…

October 1, 2013
Issa: Dems “Deeply Cynical” in Rejecting Request from D.C. Delegate

“Democrats opposing the request of the District’s own representative is a deeply cynical maneuver. The budget impasse hurts our country, but this vote underscores how much the Democratic leadership believes the Reid shutdown is a political winner that they’re not eager to fix through negotiations or compromise. I intend to keep pursuing a solution despite the Democrats defeating this measure.”

Oversight Hearing to Explore Future of Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

The hearing will examine whether the Production Tax Credit (PTC) is still necessary to support the wind energy industry. Over the last decade, wind energy consumption has increased dramatically, growing by 1,082% between 2003 and 2012.