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July 24, 2013
Oversight Approves Bills to Stop Government Abuse

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced four bills designed to hold the federal government more accountable to taxpayers. “These commonsense reforms will curb government excess and help taxpayers hold their government accountable,” said Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “With a growing list of abuses by…

Oversight Committee Approves Postal Reform Act

WASHINGTON – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today approved H.R. 2748, the Postal Reform Act of 2013, on a vote of 22-17. “I appreciate all of the amendments offered to improve this legislation today,” said Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sponsor of the legislation. “The Committee has adopted…

July 23, 2013
Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service Endorses Postal Reform Act

WASHINGTON – The Coalition for the 21st Century Postal Service today endorsed H.R. 2748, the Postal Reform Act of 2013. The legislation, introduced by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., along with Postal Subcommittee Chairman Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, and Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., will be considered…

Oversight Leaders Demand Delphi Pension Documents, Consider Subpoena

WASHINGTON –Today, leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee pressed Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to release documents related to the Delphi pension scandal and raised the possibility of using the compulsory process if the long-sought documents are not finally produced by August 5th. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.),…

July 22, 2013
Docs: House Democratic Leadership Pressured SEC to Scrutinize Donations to Tax-Exempt Groups

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released a memo to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) detailing how intense political pressure led the Commission to override the objective advice and recommendations of the SEC’s professional staff. Documents show special interest groups and House…

July 19, 2013
Issa Introduces Postal Reform Act

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today introduced H.R. 2748, the Postal Reform Act of 2013. “The commonsense reforms in this legislation will restore the United States Postal Service to long-term financial solvency while maintaining high-quality universal service for all Americans,” said Chairman Issa. “The…

July 17, 2013
IRS Chief Counsel’s Office Demanded Information on 2010 Election Activity of Tea Party Applicants

House Oversight and House Ways and Means today requested new documents related to IRS employee discussions

Issa Statement on House Passage of Obamacare Individual and Employer Mandate Bills

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on the House’s passage of two bills that will delay Obamacare’s individual mandate for American individuals and families for one year. “If President Obama wants to delay the employer mandate, it is only…

July 16, 2013
Oversight Committee Seeks Documents on DOE Whistleblower Retaliation and Discrimination Against Veterans

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy Daniel B. Poneman regarding a new DOE Inspector General report indicating the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) had discriminated against veterans in its hiring practices and retaliated against employees…

July 10, 2013
Oversight Committee Announces Next IRS Targeting Hearing

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced the full Committee will hold a hearing next Thursday July 18th