Press Releases

Oct 2, 2013

Issa to Democrats: Let D.C. Spend Its Local Money Now

WASHINGTON- Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., took to the House floor to excoriate Democrats for their steadfast refusal to support legislation that would let the District of Columbia spend its local money.  Watch Chairman Issa on Releasing D.C.’s Local Funds  “The truth is the District of Columbia pulls quarters out of meters every day and they are ...

Oct 1, 2013

Issa: Dems “Deeply Cynical” in Rejecting Request from D.C. Delegate

"Democrats opposing the request of the District’s own representative is a deeply cynical maneuver. The budget impasse hurts our country, but this vote underscores how much the Democratic leadership believes the Reid shutdown is a political winner that they're not eager to fix through negotiations or compromise. I intend to keep pursuing a solution despite the Democrats defeating this measure.”

Oct 1, 2013

Oversight Hearing to Explore Future of Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

The hearing will examine whether the Production Tax Credit (PTC) is still necessary to support the wind energy industry. Over the last decade, wind energy consumption has increased dramatically, growing by 1,082% between 2003 and 2012.

Oct 1, 2013

Issa Statement on Problems Surrounding Launch of Obamacare Exchanges

“Today, across the country, Americans are attempting to purchase health insurance on Obamacare exchanges and are being met with crashing websites, missing price information, confusing forms and in some cases, exchanges that had to delay their start date because they aren’t ready yet," Chairman Issa said.

Oct 1, 2013

Issa Introduces Bill to Cancel Federal Pensions For Thieves

“When federal employees are convicted of stealing from the American people, the taxpayer should not be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of pension benefits,” said Chairman Issa.

Sep 30, 2013

Issa Statement on Judge’s Refusal to Dismiss Fast and Furious Lawsuit

"This ruling is a repudiation of the Obama Justice Department and Congressional Democrats who argued the courts should have no role in the dispute over President Obama's improper assertion of executive privilege to protect an attempted Justice Department cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious."

Sep 26, 2013

Issa: Latest Delay Shows Administration Unprepared for Obamacare Rollout

WASHINGTON - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to reports that the Administration will delay online enrollment for small-business exchanges. “While President Obama was busy telling Americans that an increasingly unpopular law is ‘here to stay,’ ‘sources’ from his Administration were telling reporters that there would be yet another delay, this one denying small businesses the ability to enroll ...

Sep 25, 2013

Issa Statement on Postage Rate Increase

“Today’s rate increase is a desperate cry for help from an insolvent Postal Service. Revenue and volume are down dramatically and our mail delivery service, hamstrung by Congressional mandates and onerous labor contracts, has been unable to sufficiently reduce costs."

Sep 24, 2013

Issa Lauds Cost-Benefit Analysis, Calls for Other Self-Regulators to Follow Suit

“Today's announcement is a step in the right direction and a recognition of the government-wide consensus that rigorous economic analysis is critical to creating better regulations. The Committee will continue its efforts to ensure that regulators improve their rulemaking processes. I encourage the other major self-regulators to follow FINRA’s example."

Sep 23, 2013

Issa Statement on Lerner Exit

“Lois Lerner’s exit from the IRS does not alter the Oversight Committee’s interest in understanding why applicants for tax exempt status were targeted and inappropriately treated because of their political beliefs. We still don’t know why Lois Lerner, as a senior IRS official, had such a personal interest in directing scrutiny and why she denied improper conduct to Congress. Her departure does not answer these questions or diminish the Committee’s interest in hearing her testimony.”

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