Releases


July 1, 2013
Oversight Committee Examines “Small Business Mandates” Limiting Health Insurance Options

WASHINGTON –House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced that he and Subcommittee Chairmen James Lankford, R-Okla., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seeking more information about Obamacare implementation in light of recent “small business mandates,” which…

June 28, 2013
Oversight Committee: Lerner Waived Her 5th Amendment Right

On a vote of 22-17, House Oversight approved a resolution determining IRS official Lois Lerner waived 5th amendment rights

June 27, 2013
Issa to Dem Investigators: Stop Trying to Derail IRS Investigation

Oversight offers a strong admonition to House Democrats attempting to derail the investigation by the Ways and Means and Oversight and Government Reform Committees into political targeting at IRS.

June 25, 2013
Oversight Committee to Vote on Lois Lerner’s Potential Waiver of Fifth Amendment Right

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will meet Friday, June 28th at 9:00 a.m. to consider a resolution regarding Lois Lerner’s potential waiver of her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself at the Committee’s May 22, 2013 hearing entitled “The IRS: Targeting Americans for Their Political Beliefs.”

Issa Releases Report Finding Questionable Contracting Practices at IRS

Issa released a report detailing a problematic and abusive contracting relationship between the IRS and contractor Strong Castle.

June 24, 2013
Oversight Committee Subpoenas State Department Witnesses in Benghazi Investigation

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today announced the issuance of four deposition subpoenas to State Department officials as part of the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the events surrounding the Benghazi terror attacks on September 11-12, 2012. All four subpoenaed officials led bureaus where the Accountability…

June 19, 2013
Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Mining Safety Field Hearing in North Carolina

WASHINGTON – Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) will hold a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations field hearing in Bakersfield, N.C. on the role of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in regulating mining in metal/non-metal mining in Appalachia. Each year, metal/non-metal mining, which includes metal, non-metal,…

Oversight Leaders Seek Action on New York State Medicaid Waste, Efforts to Obstruct Committee’s Investigation

WASHINGTON – Leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee continued oversight of the New York State Medicaid program this week by sending two letters on the lack of cooperation from the Medicaid inspector general and continued waste within the program. The first letter, sent to Medicaid Inspector General…

Miller and Issa on Closure of House Postal Facilities

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich., and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement after receiving confirmation that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is following their recommendation to close the underutilized House facilities: “We are encouraged that the…

GAO CONFIRMS OBAMACARE IMPLEMENTATION BEHIND SCHEDULE, FACING CHALLENGES

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released two new reports today confirming the Obama Administration is ill-equipped for the implementation of the federally facilitated health insurance and the Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP) exchanges created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  The reports state the programs’…