Press Releases

Oct 29, 2013

Oversight Committee Approves Bill to Shed Light on Taxpayer Funded Grants

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight and Government Reform today approved by a vote of 19-15 H.R. 3316, the Grant Reform and New Transparency Act of 2013 (GRANT Act), sponsored by Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla. The GRANT Act will improve the way taxpayer funds are awarded by enhancing the transparency and accountability of the federal grant process. Spending on grants has increased from $135 billion in 1990 to over ...

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Oct 29, 2013

Issa Subpoenas Obamacare Contractor QSSI for Documents

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Oct 28, 2013

Oversight Leaders Introduce Bill to Address Government Contracting Abuses

“The current process for keeping taxpayer dollars out of the hands of criminals, tax evaders, and the chronically incompetent is stove-piped, fractured, and inadequate,” said Chairman Issa. “While the vast majority of contractors and grantees fulfill their obligations, the SUSPEND Act streamlines the procedures for dealing with the ones that do not.”

Oct 25, 2013

Issa, Alexander Raise Possibility of Oversight Committee Subpoena for Documents

Issa, Alexander Raise Possibility of Subpoena

Oct 24, 2013

Issa Introduces Equal Healthcare Access Act

WASHINGTON - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced legislation, H.R. 3319, the Equal Healthcare Access Act, that would allow all Americans to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP). Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-SC, and Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., are original cosponsors. “The Equal Healthcare Access Act offers Americans access to the same health insurance plans long enjoyed by ...

Oct 24, 2013

Oversight Leaders Question ObamaCare Contractors

WASHINGTON - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders today announced letters sent to 11 of the largest recipients of contracts for the design and implementation of, the troubled website through which millions of Americans will be compelled to buy health insurance under ObamaCare. “Based on the Committee’s initial briefings from key contractors, we know that the Administration refused to heed warnings that extra time for ...

Oct 23, 2013

Oversight Committee Presses Tech Companies for Answers on Effort that White House is Witholding

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced letters to five technology companies asking for more information about their involvement, if any, in the effort to fix the many problems with The letters were sent to Verizon Enterprise Inc., Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Expedia, and are ...

Oct 22, 2013

Oversight Leaders Investigating Development, Decision to Hide Premium Prices

Decision to Hide Prices from Shoppers was Made One Month Before Launch

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 ...