Press Releases

Jul 2, 2013

Issa Statement on Obamacare Implementation Delay

"The House has repeatedly voted to repeal Obamacare because it will not work and is bad public policy."

Jul 1, 2013

Oversight Committee Examines “Small Business Mandates” Limiting Health Insurance Options

WASHINGTON –House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced that he and Subcommittee Chairmen James Lankford, R-Okla., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seeking more information about Obamacare implementation in light of recent “small business mandates,” which limit the ability of small businesses to purchase competitive insurance plans for ...

Jun 28, 2013

Oversight Committee: Lerner Waived Her 5th Amendment Right

On a vote of 22-17, House Oversight approved a resolution determining IRS official Lois Lerner waived 5th amendment rights

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Jun 27, 2013

Issa to Dem Investigators: Stop Trying to Derail IRS Investigation

Oversight offers a strong admonition to House Democrats attempting to derail the investigation by the Ways and Means and Oversight and Government Reform Committees into political targeting at IRS.

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Jun 25, 2013

Oversight Committee to Vote on Lois Lerner’s Potential Waiver of Fifth Amendment Right

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will meet Friday, June 28th at 9:00 a.m. to consider a resolution regarding Lois Lerner’s potential waiver of her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself at the Committee’s May 22, 2013 hearing entitled “The IRS: Targeting Americans for Their Political Beliefs.”

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Jun 25, 2013

Issa Releases Report Finding Questionable Contracting Practices at IRS

Issa released a report detailing a problematic and abusive contracting relationship between the IRS and contractor Strong Castle.

Jun 24, 2013

Oversight Committee Subpoenas State Department Witnesses in Benghazi Investigation

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today announced the issuance of four deposition subpoenas to State Department officials as part of the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the events surrounding the Benghazi terror attacks on September 11-12, 2012. All four subpoenaed officials led bureaus where the Accountability Review Board found deficiencies contributing to a lack of security at the time of the attacks. In a letter to Secretary of State ...

Jun 19, 2013

Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Mining Safety Field Hearing in North Carolina

WASHINGTON – Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) will hold a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations field hearing in Bakersfield, N.C. on the role of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in regulating mining in metal/non-metal mining in Appalachia. Each year, metal/non-metal mining, which includes metal, non-metal, stone, sand or gravel, contributes $38 billion to the U.S. economy. North Carolina has 866 active ...

Jun 19, 2013

Oversight Leaders Seek Action on New York State Medicaid Waste, Efforts to Obstruct Committee’s Investigation

WASHINGTON – Leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee continued oversight of the New York State Medicaid program this week by sending two letters on the lack of cooperation from the Medicaid inspector general and continued waste within the program. The first letter, sent to Medicaid Inspector General James C. Cox, cites the IG’s refusal to produce ...

Jun 19, 2013

Miller and Issa on Closure of House Postal Facilities

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich., and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement after receiving confirmation that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is following their recommendation to close the underutilized House facilities: “We are encouraged that the United States Postal Service has heeded our request and is moving forward with the consolidations of ...