Releases


October 16, 2012
Issa Statement on DOJ’s Assertion that Court does not have jurisdiction in ‘Fast and Furious’ legal action

“The Obama Administration’s argument should trouble Americans who believe the President and the Federal government are not above the law.”

October 2, 2012
Issa Statement on Shooting of Border Patrol Agents Near Brian Terry Station

“This shooting is a tragic reminder of the dangers the brave men and women who guard our borders face every day. Just last month, I attended a ceremony with agents based at the Bisbee station naming it in honor of their fallen colleague, Brian Terry…”

Oversight Presses for Answers: Diplomats in Libya Requested Additional Security, Washington Officials Denied the Resources

“Based on information provided to the Committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012.”

September 28, 2012
Oversight Presses Treasury to Deliver Delphi Pension Documents

“We have written to you multiple times on this matter and have yet to receive a sufficient response…Despite our repeated requests for all responsive documents and communications, the Treasury Department has only proffered a limited number of documents, many of which were already publicly available.”

House Approves Whistleblower Protection Bill

“For too many of those federal employees who spoke up to expose wasteful spending and criminal behavior in the past it was true that: no good deed goes unpunished.”

September 27, 2012
Issa, Grassley, Smith and McHenry Probe Justice Dept on Lawsuit Quid Pro Quo Arrangement

“We were shocked to learn during this briefing and in subsequent document examination that Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, over the objections of career Justice Department attorneys, enticed the City to drop its lawsuit that Mr. Perez did not want decided by the Supreme Court,” wrote Issa, Grassley, Smith and McHenry.

Oversight Presses HHS on Billion-Dollar Scheme Designed to Mask Obamacare Cuts

“This is highly significant as it is the first Medicare demonstration project that GAO has ever recommended cancelling,” Issa and Lankford write. “If the Department continues to ignore the Committee’s request, we will consider the use of compulsory process.”

September 25, 2012
Issa Statement on the President’s Executive Order on Human Trafficking

“Legislation to stop federal taxpayer dollars from supporting human trafficking has been a bipartisan and bicameral effort to address the scourge of human trafficking. While President Obama’s executive order borrows many components from Congress’ legislative effort, it does not include the most important part…”

September 20, 2012
After Scathing Oversight Committee Report, HHS Pledges to End Medicaid Overpayments

“It’s good that CMS changed its mind and finally agreed to take a firm line against egregious federal Medicaid overpayments today, but it’s unfortunate that it has taken so many years to start trying to fix the problem” said Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Az.

Oversight Releases Report on Medicaid Overpayments Costing Taxpayers Billions

The report finds that over the past two decades, New York State has received billions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements through mismanaged overpayments, and that the overpayments are continuing.