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Jul 30, 2013

Oversight to IRS Acting Commish: Stop Obstructing Committee’s Investigation

President Obama’s top official at the IRS has fallen far short of the President’s promise to work “hand in hand”

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Jul 30, 2013

ADVISORY: Oversight Committee to Hold Hearing on Energy Department Whistleblower Retaliation and Vet Discrimination

WASHINGTON - On Thursday August 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing entitled “Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power Administration: Discriminating Against Veterans and Retaliating Against Whistleblowers.” The ...

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Jul 29, 2013

Issa and Jordan Seek IG Investigation of New IRS Targeting Allegations

“The totality of your ‘targeting’ investigation along with evidence obtained by the Committee points to the fact that the IRS may have selected certain conservative organizations for additional scrutiny after the IRS already approved their tax-exempt status."

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Jul 26, 2013

ADVISORY: Oversight, Ways and Means Seek Answers on IRS Obamacare Rule

Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Hearing Next Week WASHINGTON – Leaders on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Ways and Means sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew yesterday seeking more information on the Administration’s decision to extend Obamacare’s premium tax credits to individuals enrolled in federal health insurance exchanges, which appears to violate the plain ...

Jul 24, 2013

Oversight Committee Advances Legislation to Help D.C. Schools, Protect D.C. Govt. Services from Shutdown

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced H.R. 2793, the District of Columbia Financial Efficiency Act by unanimous consent. The legislation was introduced yesterday by Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in response to ongoing financial management and efficiency concerns in D.C. “These simple reforms will improve the financial management of the District of Columbia government, ...

Jul 24, 2013

Issa/Jordan Joint Statement on Investigator’s Struggling Mortgage Program Report

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Oversight Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today released the following statement on the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program’s (SIGTARP) report on the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) showing severe problems with the struggling ...

Jul 24, 2013

Oversight Committee Advances Unfunded Mandates Transparency

WASHINGTON - Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced H.R. 899, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA), introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC, along with three Democratic and one Republican cosponsors, on a vote of 22-17. The legislation reforms and strengthens the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA). UMRA was enacted to promote informed and deliberate decisions by ...

Jul 24, 2013

Oversight Approves Bills to Stop Government Abuse

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced four bills designed to hold the federal government more accountable to taxpayers. “These commonsense reforms will curb government excess and help taxpayers hold their government accountable,” said Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “With a growing list of abuses by federal agencies, Americans are rapidly losing trust in government,” said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, sponsor of one bill approved today. ...

Jul 24, 2013

Oversight Committee Approves Postal Reform Act

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today approved H.R. 2748, the Postal Reform Act of 2013, on a vote of 22-17. “I appreciate all of the amendments offered to improve this legislation today,” said Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sponsor of the legislation. “The Committee has adopted a bill with broad input from all stakeholders that would bring USPS back to financial solvency with ...

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Jul 23, 2013

Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service Endorses Postal Reform Act

WASHINGTON - The Coalition for the 21st Century Postal Service today endorsed H.R. 2748, the Postal Reform Act of 2013. The legislation, introduced by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., along with Postal Subcommittee Chairman Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, and Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., will be considered at a