Releases


March 19, 2012
Advisory: FOIA in the 21st Century

FOIA in the 21st Century: Using Technology to Improve Transparency in Government Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform, Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla. Wednesday, March 21st This hearing will focus on the lack of progress of federal agencies to use information technology to increase transparency and improve…

Geithner & Bernanke Testify Wednesday on European Debt Crisis

Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis: Causes, Consequences for the United States and Lessons Learned Full Committee, Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. 9:30am on Wednesday, March 21st in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building and webcast at http://oversight.house.gov The hearing will examine the European sovereign debt crisis, the U.S. exposure and response to the…

Energy Secretary Chu to Appear at Tuesday Oversight Hearing on DOE Stimulus Loan Program Management Challenges

(WASHINGTON)—The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing March 20 to assess Department of Energy (DOE) weatherization and green energy loan programs .  The hearing, part of the Committee’s ongoing investigation into administrative and management-related challenges related to stimulus programs, will include testimony from Secretary of…

March 16, 2012
Joint Statement from Chairman Issa and Ranking Member Cummings on Special Counsel Report Regarding Remains Mishandling & Whistleblowers at Dover/Port Mortuary

(WASHINGTON) Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released the following statement regarding an Office of Special Counsel (OSC) report published today in the case of mishandled remains at Dover Air Force Base and the Port Mortuary facility: “Dignified handling of service…

March 15, 2012
Oversight Launches Reimagined Oversight.House.Gov

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today launched a reimagined Oversight.House.Gov, built to increase taxpayer access to the Oversight information that supports their participation in the committee’s work securing a government that spends less and serves better.

Oversight Releases FOIA Management Scorecard: Federal Government Earns a C –

WASHINGTON- When President Obama signed the Open Government Initiative on January 21, 2009, he said "the Freedom of Information Act is perhaps the most powerful instrument we have for making our government honest and transparent, and of holding it accountable. And I expect members of my administration not simply to…

March 9, 2012
Issa Statement on Reduction of Executive Compensation at Fannie and Freddie

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa responded to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement today limiting executive compensation at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2012.    In November, the Oversight Committee released a report on executive compensation and held a highly publicized…

VIDEO RELEASE: RegulationNation – Doug’s Story

California Trucking Company Battling Bureaucrats, Red Tape   WASHINGTON. D.C. – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Regulation Nation: Doug’s Story,” a new video in which veteran truck driver Doug Grove – safety director at SanBernardino, CA based Western HiWays – explains how the burdensome rules andregulations…

March 7, 2012
VIDEO RELEASE: Food Stamp Fraud EXPOSED

Oversight Examines USDA’s Struggle to Police Merchants Engaging in Fraud 9:30 AM EST Tomorrow at Oversight.House.Gov   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Committee on Oversight andGovernment Reform today released “Food Stamp Fraud EXPOSED,” a new video highlighting recent reports revealing hundreds of merchants previously disqualified from the U.S. Department of…

March 6, 2012
Oversight Chairman Issa Statement Regarding President Obama’s Pledge to Sign JOBS Act

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s pledge during a White House news conference to support the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act offered by House Republicans:   “Economic recovery and job growth occurs when entrepreneurs and businesses of all…