Releases


March 12, 2013
Issa Statement on House’s Balanced Budget Proposal

“I applaud Chairman Ryan for his strong and consistent leadership in reminding all of us that, just as American families have to budget their spending, the federal government should too. Much of the spending reduction targets included in this plan to balance the budget in ten years can be achieved…

Issa & Cummings Unveil FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act

“Requests through the Freedom of Information Act remain the principal vehicle through which the American people can access information generated by their government,” said Issa. “The draft bill is designed to strengthen transparency by ensuring that legislative and executive action to…

March 5, 2013
U.S. House Committee to Hold Hearing in Miami, Fla. on $51 Million Wasted Annually on Empty Federal Buildings

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Mica (FL-07), the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, will conduct a field hearing in Miami, Fla. on Friday, March 8th to continue his examination of underperforming or vacant properties owned by the federal government.   The federal government constructed…

Report: $67 Billion in Cost-Cutting Reforms Left on the Table

WASHINGTON – As the President’s sequestration cuts go into effect, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released today a report detailing the growth in the backlog unimplemented recommendations from agency inspectors general.   “This report chronicles $67 billion in unimplemented reforms that non-partisan Inspectors General have identified,”  said Committee Chairman Darrell…

March 1, 2013
Issa Asks 17 Federal Agencies to ID Alternatives to Sequestration Spending Cuts

“We cannot avert sequestration without a plan to end the undisciplined and unsustainable federal spending that resulted in the sequester in the first place,” Issa said a letter sent to the acting heads of 17 federal agencies.

February 28, 2013
Chairman Issa on Holder Statement that he doesn’t “Respect” Congress

“Attorney General Holder’s admission that he does not respect the Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who voted to hold him in contempt offers a window into why Washington is so dysfunctional,” said Chairman Issa.

February 25, 2013
VIDEO RELEASE: Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Cynthia Lummis

“My priorities here in Congress are to represent the people of Wyoming who want to reduce the size of the federal government, make it more responsive to people, cut irresponsible spending,” said Rep. Lummis.

February 15, 2013
House Advances Bill to Save $11 Billion By Overturning Obama Federal Pay Hike

“Federal employees are on average compensated 16% more than their private sector counterparts. In fact, during the so-called ‘pay freeze’ federal employee pay has gone up by $3,328 while private sector pay has gone up only $1,404.”

February 14, 2013
FACT SHEET: H.R. 273- Overturning the President’s Federal Pay Hike

H.R. 273 overturns the President’s December 27, 2012 executive order giving federal employees an across-the-board raise – thus saving taxpayers $11 billion over ten years.

Oversight Committee Adopts Bipartisan Recommendations to Prevent New York Medicaid Misspending and Recover Past Overpayments

The report details some of the historic problems with New York State’s Medicaid program as revealed by independent investigators, news organizations, and the Committee’s own research. The report shows that fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement has been a large problem…