Issa Statement on Syria
WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on the President’s Saturday announcement to delay military strikes on Syria in order to outline his strategy for Congress: "To earn my vote of support for limited military intervention, President Obama must present a clear plan focused on effective humanitarian intervention or our national security interests. "Tens of thousands have been killed by the Assad ...
Oversight Subcommittee Leaders Ask for More Information on New Social Cost of Carbon Estimates
Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Subcommittee Ranking Member, yesterday sent a letter to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) head requesting more answers on how the Administration developed their new social cost of carbon estimates.
Oversight Presses Top Lois Lerner IRS Deputy on Four Key Inconsistencies in Testimony
Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, have sent a letter asking Holly Paz, the former top deputy of IRS Exempt Organization Director Lois Lerner to help the Committee reconcile four key discrepancies between her testimony and evidence gather by the Committee after her May 21 interview.
Issa Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Decision Not to Pursue Discipline for any Officials in Benghazi Probe
Chairman Darrell Issa's Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Decision Not to Pursue Discipline for any Officials in Benghazi Probe
Issa Statement on “Troubling Evidence” that EPA’s Lisa Jackson Used Unofficial E-mail for Government Business
“The Committee has continued to uncover troubling evidence that administration officials have engaged in an intentional and systemic practice of violating federal transparency laws to communicate with lobbyists and other private interests using non-official or alias email accounts,” said Issa.
Oversight Seeks E-mails about Official Business Conducted by IRS’s Lerner on Non-Official Account
Request comes after documents show Lerner used personal account for official business WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sent a letter to IRS official Lois Lerner seeking e-mails related to her official duties, in her ...
Oversight Probes Potential Interference from Govs. Rendell, Cuomo in New York Medicaid Audits
WASHINGTON – Leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are seeking more information from two health care groups that may have received preferential treatment from the New York’s Medicaid Inspector General after prominent political allies, including former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, exerted influence. Letter sent to both groups were signed by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla., and Subcommittee Jim Jordan, R-Ohio and are ...
Issa Subpoenas Treasury for Documents on Delphi Pension Deal
WASHINGTON - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew for information related to the Committee’s investigation into the preferential treatment afforded to Delphi’s unionized employees during the bankruptcy and taxpayer-funded bailout of General Motors. “Taxpayers deserve the full truth about how decisions were made to use their money in an Administration effort that resulted in protecting generous ...
Issa Demands Key State Department Official in Benghazi Controversy Turn Over Emails
Official Wrote of “Building Leadership” Concerns about Talking Points WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sent a letter seeking more information about why State Department leadership was concerned by the original talking points drafted following the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. In a letter ...
Oversight Leaders Probe IRS Coordination with Federal Election Commission
“Documents recently produced to the Committee demonstrate that FEC personnel communicated with IRS personnel about tax-exempt groups engaged in political activities,” the Chairmen write. “For instance, William Powers, an FEC official in the Office of the General Counsel, e-mailed Lois Lerner, then-Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division, on February 3, 2009, seeking information about the American Issues Project and the American Future Fund.”