Releases


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.”

Issa Statement on Obama Administration’s Release of New Regulations Agenda on the Last Business Day Before Christmas

“The Administration broke the law by withholding this document due in April until the end of the year, and broke the President’s promise to be transparent by releasing it at a time when they believed as few people as possible might see it.”

December 27, 2012
GAO: USPS Prefunding Necessary to Protect Taxpayers

“If Congress was to eliminate the requirement for USPS to pay down its unfunded liability on retiree health care, taxpayers would almost certainly pick up the bill,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said.

Oversight Releases New Report: Restoring Government Oversight and Accountability

“In the 112th Congress, the Oversight Committee has exercised a renewed commitment to effective congressional oversight, restoring the Committee to a workload more comparable to times before one-party rule during the first two years of the Obama Administration.”

December 20, 2012
Issa on $80 Billion in Spending Cuts Found by the Oversight Committee [VIDEO]

“This is the most humble and minimal proposal I could imagine,” Issa said. “We’re not getting close to a balanced budget with this. We’re simply making a down payment on it.”

Issa, Hatch Seek Information on Obamacare Contracts

“With only 18 states and the District of Columbia indicating that they intend to establish health insurance exchanges so far, it is clear that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will play a large role in creating and administering federal exchanges and partnership exchanges,” Issa and Hatch wrote.

HGH: Why Should Football Fans Care? [VIDEO]

“The most important thing in cleaning up professional sports is, in fact, the trickle-down effect into college and into high school,” said Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) in the video. “Because when young people take illicit drugs hoping to get into the pros, they often destroy their lives long before they ever get there.”

December 19, 2012
House Passes Accountability, Transparency Reforms

“The three reforms we advanced today each represent an important step in the Committee’s long term effort to bring more accountability and transparency to the federal government,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said.