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July 24, 2013
Oversight Committee Advances Legislation to Help D.C. Schools, Protect D.C. Govt. Services from Shutdown

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced H.R. 2793, the District of Columbia Financial Efficiency Act by unanimous consent. The legislation was introduced yesterday by Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in response to ongoing financial management and efficiency concerns in D.C. “These simple reforms will improve…

Issa/Jordan Joint Statement on Investigator’s Struggling Mortgage Program Report

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Oversight Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today released the following statement on the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program’s (SIGTARP) report on the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) showing severe problems with…

Oversight Committee Advances Unfunded Mandates Transparency

WASHINGTON – Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced H.R. 899, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA), introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC, along with three Democratic and one Republican cosponsors, on a vote of 22-17. The legislation reforms and strengthens the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act…

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