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May 4, 2013

Oversight Committee Announces Witnesses for Wednesday Benghazi Hearing

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced three witnesses who will appear at a full committee hearing, “Benghazi:  Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage,” on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 11:30 AM in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.   “I applaud these individuals for answering our call to testify in front of the Committee.  They have critical information about what ...

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May 3, 2013

Oversight Committee Hosts “DATA Demonstration Day” on May 16th

What: An educational demonstration for Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and the public. Technology currently being used by state governments and the private sector could help the federal government cut waste – only if federal spending data were structured and transparent, as it would be under the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act).  When: May 16, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.  

May 3, 2013

Oversight, Judiciary Hold Hearing on Tom Perez’s Quid Pro Quo That Cost Taxpayers $200 million

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs, Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), and House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice, Chairman Trent Franks (R-AZ), will hold a joint hearing Tuesday May 7th at 10 a.m. to examine a False Claims Act whistleblower case that was declined by the Department of Justice as a part of a quid pro quo with the City of St. Paul, Minnesota, orchestrated by ...

May 1, 2013

Oversight Committee Sets Date for Benghazi Hearing

“This Administration has offered the American people only a carefully selected and sanitized version of events from before, during, and after the Benghazi terrorist attacks” said Chairman Issa.

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Apr 30, 2013

Issa Responds to President’s Comments on Benghazi Whistleblowers

“A lawyer for Benghazi whistleblowers has publicly stated that the State Department is blocking her client’s ability to talk freely with counsel. Over the past two weeks, I have sent four letters requesting that this Administration..."

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Apr 26, 2013

Issa Outlines State Department Efforts to Obstruct Benghazi Investigation, Whistleblower Testimony

“During the course of the Committee’s investigation, numerous individuals have come forward with information related to the Benghazi attack,” wrote Issa in the letter.

Apr 26, 2013

Issa Statement on Resolution of FAA Furlough Situation

“This legislation underscores that the delays airline passengers have faced were entirely avoidable,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “Had the Administration come to Congress in a timely fashion and requested authority to transfer funds..."

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Apr 25, 2013

Flight Delays, Lack of Sequestration Transparency Spur Committees’ Document Request to DOT

“Many believe the FAA has sufficient budgeting flexibility to avoid many of these furloughs and thereby avoid disruption to the safety and efficiency of the nation’s aviation system,” the two Chairmen write.

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Apr 24, 2013

Issa: Oversight Committee to Resume Benghazi Hearings Next Month

“Next month, the Oversight Committee will convene a hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attacks to examine evidence that Obama Administration officials have attempted to suppress information about errors and reckless misjudgments,” said Chairman Issa.

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Apr 23, 2013

ADVISORY: Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Wasted Federal Properties at Vacant D.C. Warehouse

WASHINGTON – The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, chaired by Rep. John Mica (R-FL), will continue its examination of vacant or underutilized federal real properties with a field hearing held at a vacant, GSA-owned warehouse in Washington, D.C.   The warehouse, located at 49 L Street S.E., Washington, D.C., has been empty since September 2009 and costs ...

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