Press Releases

Oct 16, 2013

Issa Subpoenas National Park Service Documents During Oversight Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today issued a subpoena to National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis for documents related to the Park Service’s budget strategy during sequestration. The subpoena was issued during a joint hearing on the Park Service’s decision to barricade open-air memorials, including the World War II Memorial, to visitors and veterans during the government shutdown. ...

Oct 10, 2013

Issa, Alexander Investigating Extent of Obamacare Launch Problems

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today requested more information from Health and Human Services about the significant problems plaguing the launch of federal health insurance exchanges established under Obamacare. “We are concerned by recent comments to the media that the system suffers from ...

Oct 10, 2013

Issa Statement on Park Service ‘Considering’ State Help

WASHINGTON - In advance of a joint congressional committee hearing and after repeated inquiries from numerous governors, the Department of the Interior today announced that the National Park Service would finally “consider” reopening sites where state resources can take over. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., offered the following statement: “The National Park Service’s refusal to cooperate with state and local officials to keep key sites ...

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Oct 9, 2013

Oversight, Natural Resources to Examine National Park Service’s Closing of Memorials

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, October 16th, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., will convene a joint hearing entitled, “As Difficult As Possible: The National Park Service’s Implementation of the Government Shutdown.” The hearing will ...

Oct 9, 2013

Top IRS Obamacare Official Counseled White House on Taxpayer Lawsuit, IRS Document Indicates Confidential Taxpayer Information Discussed

WASHINGTON - At a hearing today before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Sarah Hall Ingram, the top Obamacare official at the Internal Revenue Service, today was unable to recall details about her own e-mail correspondence with White House officials the IRS has indicated contained legally protected confidential taxpayer information.  The information was apparently disclosed during her efforts to counsel senior White House officials in response to lawsuits from ...

Oct 8, 2013

Energy IG Report Offers New Details on Veteran Discrimination, Whistleblower Retaliation

“Today’s report offers shocking new details about the Bonneville Power Administration’s illegal hiring practices that discriminated against veterans and the agency’s culture of intimidation toward whistleblowers,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Oct 7, 2013

Head of IRS ObamaCare Implementation to Testify Before Oversight Committee

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, October 9th, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa , R-Calif., will convene a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) implementation and enforcement of ObamaCare. The hearing will feature testimony from Sarah Hall Ingram, Director of the IRS’s Affordable Care Act Office, and will examine the operational ...

Oct 3, 2013

Oversight Leaders Examining National Parks Service Decision to Close World War II Memorial

“The Committee is concerned with NPS’s allocation of resources during this time of lapsed funding,” the chairmen write in a letter to NPS director Jonathan Jarvis.

Oct 2, 2013

Issa to Reid, Obama: Drop Opposition to D.C. Local Funding

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.J. Res 71, which allows the District of Columbia to access its locally generated funds during the federal budget impasse.

Oct 2, 2013

Issa to Democrats: Let D.C. Spend Its Local Money Now

WASHINGTON- Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., took to the House floor to excoriate Democrats for their steadfast refusal to support legislation that would let the District of Columbia spend its local money.  Watch Chairman Issa on Releasing D.C.’s Local Funds  “The truth is the District of Columbia pulls quarters out of meters every day and they are ...