Releases


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…

Issa Statement on GAO High Risk List

“The GAO’s latest High Risk List includes seventeen items that have been on the list more than a decade, and six that have been on the list since it began in 1990,” Issa said.

February 12, 2013
Oversight Hearing to Review Impact of Rising Energy Costs on American Families

“Energy costs for the average American family have risen significantly in the last twelve years. Since 2000, the amount that families spend on energy has increased to 20 percent of real income, up from 12 percent in 2001.”

February 11, 2013
U.S. Funds to Afghanistan to be Reviewed in Wednesday Oversight Subcommittee Hearing

“Each year the U.S. spends billions of taxpayer dollars on direct assistant to the government of Afghanistan, often with little oversight as to how the money is allotted, distributed, and invested. This hearing will examine the federal government’s oversight process for direct assistance funds.”

February 7, 2013
Issa: Stop Giving Taxpayer Dollars to Tax Cheats, Criminals, and Fraudsters

“In the 21st century, we must have zero tolerance for fraudsters, criminals, or tax cheats receiving taxpayer money through grants or contracts,” said Issa.

Vitter, Issa & Smith Expose EPA’s Attempt to Hide Emails, Call for Further Investigation

“Based on documents the Committees have obtained, EPA is clearly deviating from President Obama’s openness initiative and from the letter of the law. It also appears that EPA is hiding information the public has a right to know in violation of Federal law,” wrote Sen. Vitter and Reps. Issa and Smith.

February 6, 2013
Subcommittee Chairman Farenthold Statement on USPS Modified Saturday Delivery

“The move today by the Postal Service to end Saturday delivery is a step in the right direction. This $2 billion a year savings will ensure that taxpayers are not left footing the bill in the future. It is important to remember this plan only applies to mail, like bills and magazines. Packages and mail-order…

Coburn, Issa Support Postal Service Modified Saturday Delivery Plan

“This common-sense reform would save the Postal Service more than two billion annually,” wrote Coburn and Issa. “In his recent inaugural address, President Obama spoke about the need to find real solutions to our nation’s problems. Supporting the US Postal Service’s plan to move forward with…