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Jun 13, 2013

Oversight Seeks Documents, Transcribed Interviews on Obamacare Implementation and Outreach

“In our April 19th letter, we asked whether you have the legal authority to transfer funds from sources other than the Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund (HIRIF) to finance the establishment and operation of Federally Facilitated Health Care Exchanges (FFEs),” the letter, signed by , signed full Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Economic Growth Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio and Health Care Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla., states.

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Jun 11, 2013

Issa to Cummings: Assertion that IRS Targeting “Case is Solved” in Stark Contrast to the Facts

“Your public comments that ‘the case is solved’ and that you would ‘wrap this case up and move on’ stand in stark contrast to the facts,” Issa writes. “There is still much that we do not know about how and why certain applications for tax-exempt status were denied, delayed..."

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Jun 10, 2013

First White House Says It Wants Answers on IRS Targeting, Now House Democrats Say “Move On”

Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today responded to a declaration regarding the investigation into the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups made by Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley.

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Jun 9, 2013

Issa Statement on Ranking Member Elijah Cummings’ Assertion on CNN SOTU that IRS Targeting is already ‘Solved’

"I strongly disagree with Ranking Member Cummings' assertion that we know everything we need to know about inappropriate targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS and the case is, in his word, 'solved.' His extreme and reckless assertions are a signal that his true motivation is stopping needed Congressional oversight..."

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Jun 4, 2013

Oversight Releases IG Report on IRS Conference Spending, Hearing Thursday

“The wasteful Anaheim conference is one example of a culture of excess that plagues the IRS and many federal agencies,” said Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “Taxpayer money meant to pay for a core agency mission, the hiring of more enforcement personnel, was instead spent on a lavish party."

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Jun 2, 2013

Issa Talks IRS Targeting Investigation, Previews Thursday’s IRS Conference Spending Hearing on CNN SOTU

“As late as last week, the administration was still trying to say the [IRS targeting scandal] was from a few rogue agents in Cincinnati, when in fact the indication is that they were directly being ordered from Washington,” Issa told CNN.

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May 31, 2013

Issa Announces Hearing on Excessive Spending at IRS Conferences

“The IRS is an agency in crisis," said Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. "The American people expect that their tax-dollars will be used responsibly and not for financing lavish hotel suites and entertainment for government employees..."

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May 29, 2013

Memo From Leader Cantor, Chairman Camp, and Chairman Issa on Political Bias at IRS

MEMORANDUM TO: All House Members FR: Majority Leader Cantor, Chairman Camp, and Chairman Issa DT: Friday, May 17, 2013 RE: Ways and Means and Oversight and Government Reform Committees’ Investigation into Political Bias at the IRS On May 10, 2013, during an appearance at the American Bar Association, Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups, acknowledged that the agency has been targeting conservative-leaning political organizations.  ...

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May 28, 2013

Oversight Committee Subpoenas State Department for Withheld Benghazi Talking Point Documents

The State Department has not lived up to the Administration’s broad and unambiguous promises of cooperation with Congress. Therefore, I am left with no alternative but to compel the State Department to produce relevant documents through a subpoena...”

May 22, 2013

ARB Co-chair Agrees to Voluntarily Appear for Transcribed Interview with Investigators

"Today, Ambassador Pickering reached an agreement with the Oversight Committee to voluntarily appear for a transcribed interview and answer all questions posed by Committee investigators,” said Chairman Darrell Issa.