Releases


December 14, 2012
Issa: Updated EPA Rule Inhibits Job Growth with Unnecessary Restriction

“When EPA chooses to regulate at the extreme, it also casts a net over job creators, further curbing economic expansion and job growth. This rule will inhibit economic growth for businesses and communities, stopping new projects until compliance with the rule is proven,” said Chairman Issa.

“SEC & the JOBS Act: Just Do Your Job” [VIDEO]

“Congress passed this bill – President Obama signed it into law – What’s more important: American entrepreneurs and getting this economy moving again, or a lobbyist and the legacy of one individual?” said Chairman McHenry in the video.

Honoring the Life of Fallen Border Patrol Agent Terry

“Two years after the tragic death of Brian Terry, Americans remember his legacy of service to his country in the Marine Corps and the Border Patrol,” said Issa. “In the past year, we have seen real accountability for both criminals whose actions contributed to Agent Terry’s death…”

Oversight Report on CFPB Finds White House Influence, Tightening Credit on Americans

“The CFPB’s apparently close relationship with the Obama Administration has allowed the White House to attempt to use the Bureau to further its partisan agenda. These circumstances… suggest that the CFPB will become a run-away regulator unlike any other in American history.”

December 13, 2012
Oversight Report on NLRB Finds Pro Union Bias, Ex Parte Communication Violations

The report details how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appears to have shifted from an equitable treatment of job creators and labor unions under previous Administrations to a politicized pro-union bias under the Obama Administration.

December 12, 2012
Members Respond to Report Detailing Ongoing U.S. Army Payroll Problems; Urge Corrective Action

“We have an obligation to ensure that taxpayers’ money is well spent, but we also have a duty to men and women of our armed forces to ensure they receive prompt, accurate pay. GAO’s audit of the Army’s payroll system finds that we are failing on both fronts.”

December 10, 2012
Issa Statement on FHFA IG Report Finding Need for Continued Improvement in Compensation Practices at Fannie/Freddie

“The report issued today by the FHFA Inspector General indicates clear progress after the Committee’s calls last year for reform of lavish executive compensation packages at taxpayer-funded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,” said Chairman Issa.

December 3, 2012
Issa Statement on Operation Fast and Furious Figure Gary Grindler’s Departure from DOJ

“Gary Grindler was appropriately faulted by his Department’s own Inspector General for keeping information about a connection between the murder of a Border Patrol Agent and a mishandled department operation away from the Attorney General and the Department of Homeland Security.” said Chairman Darrell Issa.

November 27, 2012
Issa Statement on Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Signing

“The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act represents years of bipartisan, bicameral work. The bill signed into law today will help Congress stand behind those federal employees who help us protect the American people and their hard-earned tax dollars.”

November 14, 2012
Whistleblower Protection Bill Heads to President for Signature

“The Senate’s passage of the House amended version of the Whistleblower Protection Act will offer additional protections to those looking to stop waste, fraud, and mismanagement in government.”