Releases


September 28, 2012
House Approves Whistleblower Protection Bill

“For too many of those federal employees who spoke up to expose wasteful spending and criminal behavior in the past it was true that: no good deed goes unpunished.”

September 27, 2012
Issa, Grassley, Smith and McHenry Probe Justice Dept on Lawsuit Quid Pro Quo Arrangement

“We were shocked to learn during this briefing and in subsequent document examination that Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, over the objections of career Justice Department attorneys, enticed the City to drop its lawsuit that Mr. Perez did not want decided by the Supreme Court,” wrote Issa, Grassley, Smith and McHenry.

Oversight Presses HHS on Billion-Dollar Scheme Designed to Mask Obamacare Cuts

“This is highly significant as it is the first Medicare demonstration project that GAO has ever recommended cancelling,” Issa and Lankford write. “If the Department continues to ignore the Committee’s request, we will consider the use of compulsory process.”

September 25, 2012
Issa Statement on the President’s Executive Order on Human Trafficking

“Legislation to stop federal taxpayer dollars from supporting human trafficking has been a bipartisan and bicameral effort to address the scourge of human trafficking. While President Obama’s executive order borrows many components from Congress’ legislative effort, it does not include the most important part…”

September 20, 2012
After Scathing Oversight Committee Report, HHS Pledges to End Medicaid Overpayments

“It’s good that CMS changed its mind and finally agreed to take a firm line against egregious federal Medicaid overpayments today, but it’s unfortunate that it has taken so many years to start trying to fix the problem” said Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Az.

Oversight Releases Report on Medicaid Overpayments Costing Taxpayers Billions

The report finds that over the past two decades, New York State has received billions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements through mismanaged overpayments, and that the overpayments are continuing.

OGR Democrats’ False Statements on Fast and Furious Wiretap Applications: Willfully Misleading the American People or Just Plain Wrong?

“Missing from the public debate has been the wiretap applications themselves, which are under court seal. Issa obtained the documents despite the seal. Issa plans to challenge Democrats on the Oversight panel on whether they have taken the opportunity to review them…”

Key Findings in OIG Fast and Furious Report

Justice Department Inspector General: “We concluded that the Attorney General’s Deputy Chief of Staff, the Acting Deputy Attorney General, and the leadership of the Criminal Division failed to alert the Attorney General to significant information about or flaws in those investigations.”

September 19, 2012
Excused By Incompetence: IG’s Embarrassing Finding about AG Holder in Fast and Furious

Department of Justice Inspector General’s Report: “We concluded that the Attorney General’s Deputy Chief of Staff, the Acting Deputy Attorney General, and the leadership of the Criminal Division failed to alert the Attorney General to significant information about or flaws in those investigations.”

Issa Statement on DOJ IG’s Findings of Widespread Failures by Senior DOJ Officials in Operation Fast and Furious

“The Inspector General’s report confirms findings by Congress’ investigation of a near total disregard for public safety in Operation Fast and Furious.”