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January 9, 2012
Issa Announces Oversight Hearing on DNS & Search Engine Blocking

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced that the Full Committee will hold a hearing on January 18 to examine the potential impact of Domain Name Service (DNS) and search engine blocking on American cyber-security, jobs and the Internet community. In light…

January 6, 2012
Chairman Issa Responds to DOE Announcement that Severstal’s Loan will not be Funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today responded to the Energy Department’s announcement that their $730 million loan to Severstal, a Russian steel company, will not be granted. Chairman Issa initially looked into the loan in October and brought to light the questionable decision to award this…

Delivered: Oversight Hearing Video Transparency

1,139 Hearings Now Open to American Taxpayers WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced the successful completion of a year-long hearing video pilot project that has made 1,139 Oversight hearings accessible to taxpayers online. Last January, Issa launched the video initiative with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) as…

January 4, 2012
Attorney General Holder to Testify Feb. 2 on DOJ’s Response to Operation Fast and Furious

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been scheduled to testify on February 2 about the Department of Justice's knowledge of, and response to, gunwalking that occurred in Operation Fast and Furious. The Attorney General will…

Oversight Committee Chairman Issa Statement on President Obama’s Recess Appointments to NLRB

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding President Obama's decision to make "recess appointments" to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): "As President Obama gets closer to the election, he seems more and more willing to take highly controversial actions that put…

December 19, 2011
Issa Asks Holder to Testify in January

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has requested that Attorney General Eric Holder testify before the Oversight Committee on January 24, 2012.  Issa noted that the committee has offered AG Holder six alternate dates. In the letter, Issa explains that the hearing will cover…

December 15, 2011
Top Watchdog, Government Accountability Board Endorse DATA Act Proposal

WASHINGTON- In his final “Chairman’s Corner” column, Earl Devaney, top watchdog on the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and head of the President’s Government Accountability and Transparency Board, endorsed legislation that would take his successful Recovery Board model and expand it government-wide to combat waste, fraud and abuse. Devaney wrote: “There…

December 14, 2011
Oversight Committee Announces Additional Witnesses for NRC Hearing

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that two additional witnesses will be present at tomorrow’s hearing on the ongoing leadership crisis at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The following witnesses will testify on a second panel after the five commissioners: Mr. Bill…

December 7, 2011
Issa, McHenry Call on HUD to Bar Organization from Further Taxpayer-funded Grants after IG Report Exposes Waste and Conflict of Interest

WASHINGTON —Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs Subcommittee Chairman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) today called on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to take immediate action to bar the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, from wasting…

December 6, 2011
Oversight Leaders Spotlight Democratic Source’s Conflict of Interest in Document Defending President Obama’s Health Care Law

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders today called attention to a clear conflict of interest involving a widely-quoted source used by Committee Democratic members in support of President Obama’s health care law. This assessment was included in a letter from Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Health Care, District of Columbia,…