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May 23, 2014

Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Decision to Testify before the Oversight Committee

WASHINGTON – Frederick Hill, a spokesman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Chairman Darrell Issa, today released the following statement in response to a communication from the State Department that Secretary John Kerry will testify before the Committee: “Today, the State Department informed the Oversight Committee that Secretary of State Kerry will testify in person but asked for a postponement.  As the State Department has moved away from pushing the ...

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May 22, 2014

Issa Statement on IRS Reversal on Political Speech Rule

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released the following statement on Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen’s decision to scrap a proposed rule to limit political speech by nonprofit and social welfare organizations: “I am pleased the Internal Revenue Service has at least temporarily heeded the serious concerns expressed by myself and countless others, and has decided to scrap its proposed rule change restricting ...

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May 22, 2014

Testimony: In 2010, Justice Department Sought Lois Lerner’s Help to Prosecute Tax Exempt Groups Engaging in Politics

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, today requested that the Department of Justice make DOJ Public Integrity Section Chief Jack Smith available for a transcribed interview. The request comes after ...

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May 22, 2014

Issa Praises House Passage of FITARA as Part of NDAA

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released the following statement praising the House’s passage of the Federal Information and Technology Acquisition Reform Act as part of H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. “I applaud the House for acting today to dramatically improve the way government agencies buy and ...

May 21, 2014

Oversight Committee Passes Bill To Save USPS $2 Billion Over Next 10 Years

Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee adopted bills to enhance postal delivery, improve the Government’s use of design-build contracts, and promote federal information transparency. H.R. 4670, Secure Delivery for America Act of 2014, was reported favorably to the House as ...

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.