June 19, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released two new reports today confirming the Obama Administration is ill-equipped for the implementation of the federally facilitated health insurance and the Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP) exchanges created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  The reports state the programs’…

June 18, 2013
Issa Statement on Cummings’ Decision to Post IRS Investigative Interview Transcript on the Internet

Chairman Darrell Issa issued the following statement on Ranking Member Elijah Cummings’ announced intention to post the full investigative interview of IRS employee John Shafer on the Internet.

June 17, 2013
Oversight Hearing to Examine Federal Government’s Failure to Establish Secure IDs

In 2004, the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) mandated a government-wide standard for secure IDs for federal employees and contractors accessing government facilities. In response, the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed biometric credentials for agencies to use to control access to secure government facilities.

Oversight Committee Subpoenas Obamacare CO-OP Program Documents

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today announced the issuance of a subpoena for documents related to the risky Obamacare health CO-OP loan program after repeated requests for the documents were ignored.

June 14, 2013
House Adopts Oversight IT Reform Bill

“At a time when over $80 billion is spent and over 10 percent of it goes completely wasted… there’s never been a more important time to update the legendary, historic Clinger-Cohen Act,” amendment sponsor and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrel lssa, R-Calif., said in remarks on the floor.

Oversight Committee to Hold Hearing on “Reinventing Government”

“Because of our failure to control spending and fix our broken federal government, we are mortgaging the American dream and piling mountains of debt on top of our children,” said Chairman Issa. “We need a serious, practical plan to make our federal government more efficient and more effective. The next step to formulating that plan is to hear from experts who have been involved in prior government overhauls.”

June 13, 2013
Oversight Seeks Documents, Transcribed Interviews on Obamacare Implementation and Outreach

“In our April 19th letter, we asked whether you have the legal authority to transfer funds from sources other than the Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund (HIRIF) to finance the establishment and operation of Federally Facilitated Health Care Exchanges (FFEs),” the letter, signed by , signed full Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Economic Growth Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio and Health Care Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla., states.

June 11, 2013
Issa to Cummings: Assertion that IRS Targeting “Case is Solved” in Stark Contrast to the Facts

“Your public comments that ‘the case is solved’ and that you would ‘wrap this case up and move on’ stand in stark contrast to the facts,” Issa writes. “There is still much that we do not know about how and why certain applications for tax-exempt status were denied, delayed…”

June 10, 2013
First White House Says It Wants Answers on IRS Targeting, Now House Democrats Say “Move On”

Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today responded to a declaration regarding the investigation into the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups made by Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley.

June 9, 2013
Issa Statement on Ranking Member Elijah Cummings’ Assertion on CNN SOTU that IRS Targeting is already ‘Solved’

“I strongly disagree with Ranking Member Cummings’ assertion that we know everything we need to know about inappropriate targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS and the case is, in his word, ‘solved.’ His extreme and reckless assertions are a signal that his true motivation is stopping needed Congressional oversight…”