August 9, 2013
Oversight Probes Potential Interference from Govs. Rendell, Cuomo in New York Medicaid Audits

WASHINGTON – Leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are seeking more information from two health care groups that may have received preferential treatment from the New York’s Medicaid Inspector General after prominent political allies, including former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, exerted influence. Letter sent to both groups…

Issa Subpoenas Treasury for Documents on Delphi Pension Deal

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew for information related to the Committee’s investigation into the preferential treatment afforded to Delphi’s unionized employees during the bankruptcy and taxpayer-funded bailout of General Motors. “Taxpayers deserve the full truth about how…

August 8, 2013
Issa Demands Key State Department Official in Benghazi Controversy Turn Over Emails

Official Wrote of “Building Leadership” Concerns about Talking Points WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sent a letter seeking more information about why State Department leadership was concerned by the original talking points drafted following the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi….

August 7, 2013
Oversight Leaders Probe IRS Coordination with Federal Election Commission

“Documents recently produced to the Committee demonstrate that FEC personnel communicated with IRS personnel about tax-exempt groups engaged in political activities,” the Chairmen write. “For instance, William Powers, an FEC official in the Office of the General Counsel, e-mailed Lois Lerner, then-Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division, on February 3, 2009, seeking information about the American Issues Project and the American Future Fund.”

August 6, 2013
Issa Statement on Reports of Charges against Suspects in Benghazi Attacks

“If our government knows who perpetrated the attack that killed four Americans, it is critical that they be questioned and placed in custody of U.S. officials without delay,” said Chairman Issa. “Osama Bin Laden had been criminally charged long before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks but was not apprehended. Delays in apprehending the suspected Benghazi killers will only put American lives at further and needless risk.”

August 2, 2013
Oversight Subpoenas Treasury for IRS Targeting Documents

“During the past two weeks, President Obama and you have repeatedly labeled the IRS’s strategy of targeting Americans for their political beliefs as a ‘phony’ scandal. While the Obama Administration has so publicly deflected responsibility for the targeting, it simultaneously has attempted to thwart congressional oversight into the matter… the IRS has engaged in a systematic effort to delay, frustrate, impede, and obstruct the Committee’s investigation,” Issa writes in a letter to Lew accompanying the subpoena.

August 1, 2013
House Passes Stop Government Abuse Reforms

On a vote of 239-176, the House of Representatives today adopted H.R. 2879, the Stop Government Abuse Act. H.R. 2879 incorporates three separate bills approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week.

Issa: Is it a ‘phony scandal’ when Americans die?

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, at a special panel discussion with the Republican Study Committee, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (CA-49) took the President to task over his “phony scandal” rhetoric, saying: “Brian Terry’s family does not call [his death related to Operation Fast and Furious] a phony death when…

Issa Subpoenas State Department for ARB, Benghazi Documents

“After ignoring requests for months, the State Department has left no alternative but to issue subpoenas for documents relevant to our investigation,” said Issa. “State Department tactics to delay and impede accountability have exhausted the Committee’s patience. Further subpoenas may also be necessary if the Department is not forthcoming on other requests.”

Issa: Does New IRS Nominee Think Targeting Scandal is Phony?

WASHINGTON – On the news that President Obama has nominated John Koskinen, former non-executive chairman of Freddie Mac, to be the new Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., offered the following statement: “The first question Mr. Koskinen must answer is…