October 31, 2013
10/2 Meeting Notes: “6 enrollments have occurred so far”

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released new meeting notes stating that as of 10/2/2013, there were “248 enrollments.” According to meeting notes from the day before, “6 enrollments have occurred so far with 5 different issuers.” The numbers come from notes…

Issa Subpoenas HHS Secretary Sebelius for Documents

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced he has subpoenaed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for documents related to the troubled launch of, which so far the department has refused to provide. “The Administration’s failure to provide answers about what…

Issa and Royce Press State, DOD, and CIA for Answers on Report of ‘Orders to wait’ in Response to Benghazi Attack

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) today pressed the Department of State, Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency to address a new report that a response team ignored “orders to wait” in responding to calls…

October 30, 2013
Former VA Official Asserts His Fifth Amendment Privilege on Lavish Conference Spending

WASHINGTON – At a hearing today on lavish conference spending at the Department of Veterans Affairs, John Sepulveda, former Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration at the Department, asserted his fifth amendment privilege and refused to testify about two conferences held by the Department of Veterans Affairs in July…

Report: Veterans Affairs Spending Binge Fueled by Unethical Behavior and Irresponsible Leadership

WASHINGTON – In conjunction with a full committee hearing, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released a staff report entitled “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 2011 Human Resources Conferences: A Culture of Reckless Spending.” The report is a product of the Committee’s year-long investigation of two conferences held…

ObamaCare Contractor Warned HHS in September of Problems

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released new documents that show CGI Federal, Inc., one of the major contractors who built, warned the Obama Administration of problems with the website just weeks before the October 1st launch date.

October 29, 2013
Oversight Committee Approves Taxpayer Accountability Bills

Improves the ability for protecting taxpayers’ hard earned dollars

Oversight Committee Approves Bill to Shed Light on Taxpayer Funded Grants

WASHINGTON – The House Oversight and Government Reform today approved by a vote of 19-15 H.R. 3316, the Grant Reform and New Transparency Act of 2013 (GRANT Act), sponsored by Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla. The GRANT Act will improve the way taxpayer funds are awarded by enhancing the transparency…

Issa Subpoenas Obamacare Contractor QSSI for Documents

Contractors hired to build

October 28, 2013
Oversight Leaders Introduce Bill to Address Government Contracting Abuses

“The current process for keeping taxpayer dollars out of the hands of criminals, tax evaders, and the chronically incompetent is stove-piped, fractured, and inadequate,” said Chairman Issa. “While the vast majority of contractors and grantees fulfill their obligations, the SUSPEND Act streamlines the procedures for dealing with the ones that do not.”