Releases


January 17, 2013
Oversight Holds Hearing Tuesday on Wasteful IT Spending

The White House’s top IT official, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will testify along with the Government Accountability Office, former Oversight Committee Chairman Tom Davis, and several large and small IT contractors.

January 16, 2013
Issa Announces 113th Congress Organizational Meeting, Majority Subcommittee Assignments

“This team is enthusiastic about the Oversight Committee’s mission of ensuring a transparent and accountable government for the American people,” Issa said. “These individuals will work tirelessly to identify and eliminate government waste, fraud, and abuse.”

Overturn the President’s $11,000,000,000 Federal Employee Pay Hike

“The President has once again demonstrated his penchant for unrestrained spending by giving federal employees an across the board pay hike and sticking the rest of us with the $11 billion bill,” said Rep. DeSantis.

January 10, 2013
House Oversight Committee Statement on HGH Testing in Major League Baseball

“We are pleased that Major League Baseball and their players have reached an agreement to implement in-season testing for human growth hormone,” the statement said.

January 8, 2013
Issa Statement on Reports of Second VA Official Resigning Over Conference Spending

“There is an evident leadership crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs that is distracting from its core mission of providing timely assistance to our nation’s heroes,” said Chairman Issa.

January 7, 2013
Oversight Committee Requests Briefing on Potential Independent Foreclosure Review Process Settlement

“In light of these recent press reports suggesting that a settlement may replace the Independent Foreclosure Review process, we respectfully request a staff briefing prior to the conclusion of the reported settlement agreement,” the members wrote.

January 3, 2013
Chairman Carper and Chairman Issa Statement on USPS Legislation in the 113th Congress

“The Postal Service has a presence in every community in our nation. Since its establishment, we’ve taken it for granted that our mail would arrive and that important business and personal correspondence would reach its destination.”

January 2, 2013
Announcing 113th Congress Oversight Chairmen

“Each has demonstrated a dedication to the Committee’s mission of establishing a more efficient, transparent and solvent federal government. The American people have a right to expect that their tax dollars are being used responsibly and judiciously.”

January 1, 2013
House Passes Bill to Overturn $11 Billion Obama “Congressional Pay Hike” Order

“The President, the Senate Majority, and the House Minority have not been able to agree to even the most meager spending cuts,” Issa said in the statement. “Yet the President’s executive order gives all members of Congress a salary hike on top of the $174,000 a year we already earn.”

December 28, 2012
Issa Praises Inclusion of ‘Fast and Furious’ Provisions in 113th Congress Rules Package

“The Justice Department has still not met its legal obligations to turn over documents showing why it waited ten months to formally retract false denials of reckless tactics in Operation Fast and Furious and why it failed to appropriately respond to whistleblower allegations.”