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May 20, 2014

Oversight Committee to Mark up Postal Bill on Secure Delivery

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced the mark up of H.R. 4670, the Secure Delivery for America (SDA) Act, which allows the postal service to provide millions more Americans with secure clusterbox and curbside delivery.  The Committee will consider the bill, ...

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May 20, 2014

After DOJ Dodges Questions, Issa Subpoenas Justice Department for IRS Investigation Targeting Documents

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today subpoenaed the Justice Department for documents after Richard Pilger, Director of the Department’s Election Crimes Branch, refused to answer critical questions on the instructions of Justice Department counsel during a transcribed interview on May 6, 2014.   The subpoena follows an

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May 19, 2014

Issa Statement on President Signing D.C. Height Act Changes Into Law

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released the following statement on the President’s signing into law of H.R. 4192, to amend the 1910 Height of Buildings Act.  The legislation, which passed the House on April 28 and the Senate on May 6, will allow the District of Columbia government to approve human occupancy of penthouses up to one-story tall above the top story of buildings in the city.  The bill was introduced in March ...

May 15, 2014

Issa Statement on PCAOB’s Cost Benefit Analysis Guidance

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)’s announcement on the newly issued staff guidance on economic analysis.  “Two years ago, Rep. McHenry and I

May 15, 2014

Oversight Issues Secretary Kerry New Subpoena for Testimony

“I lifted the subpoena requiring Secretary Kerry to testify on May 21 because the State Department made reasonable arguments for an accommodation and told our Committee they were seeking a suitable alternative date for his testimony on a voluntary basis. But soon after I lifted the subpoena, the State Department back tracked – stating publicly that we should accept ‘a more appropriate witness’ and refusing to commit to making Secretary Kerry available.

May 14, 2014

Issa Presses Sebelius and HHS For Failure to Comply with Subpoena

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman today sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius expressing concern that HHS is “willfully failing to comply with the Committee's subpoena” for documents related to HealthCare.gov, and detailing the White House's involvement in redacting documents without a clear assertion of Executive Privilege. “The Department’s substantial delay in ...

May 9, 2014

Issa Statement on President Signing DATA Act Into Law

“The enactment of the DATA Act marks a transformation in government transparency by shedding light on runaway federal spending,” said Chairman Issa. “The reforms of this bipartisan legislation not only move the federal bureaucracy into the digital era, but they improve accountability to taxpayers and provide tools to allow lawmakers and citizen watchdogs to root out waste and abuse. Government-wide structured data requirements may sound like technical jargon, but the real impact of this ...

May 9, 2014

Issa Statement on USPS $1.9 Billion Second Quarter Loss

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement on the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that they posted a net-loss of $1.9 billion this quarter: “The latest quarter of staggering losses for the U.S. Postal Service drives home the agency’s dire financial situation. Both President Obama and myself support a series of cost-cutting reforms, but House Democrats continue to oppose all real reform efforts, ...

May 8, 2014

Issa Votes to Establish the Select Committee on Benghazi

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives vote to establish the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding Benghazi headed by Oversight Committee member Trey Gowdy (R-SC). “Today’s vote to establish a Select Committee on Benghazi is an important step toward making the White House accountable to the American people.  This administration has obscured facts around their ...

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May 7, 2014

Bipartisan House Vote Finds IRS Targeting Scandal Figure Lois Lerner in Criminal Contempt

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives bipartisan vote finding former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative organizations applying for exempt status: “While I am disappointed that Ms. Lerner decided to face our criminal justice ...

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