Releases


February 21, 2012
Issa Presses USDA on Food Stamp Fraud

Expands inquiry into failing anti-fraud procedures that allow barred storeowners back into program  WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), in a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon, asked USDA to respond to new findings…

February 14, 2012
Faces of Forced Union Political Contributions

American Workers Denied The Right to Choose WASHINGTON, DC – American workers are being forced by union leaders to give money to partisan political activity they oppose. On February 8th, three of these workers testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about how forced political contributions violate their…

February 10, 2012
Oversight Committee Chairman Issa Statement on Release of Energy Department Loan Review Report

Report finds flawed process, department ill-equipped to assess risk, lack of guidelines and reliance on ad-hoc process (WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding the publication of a report critical of the Department of Energy’s handling of green energy loans: “The findings…

February 9, 2012
Postal Crisis: USPS Acknowledges that Defaulting on Obligations Will Not Close Deficit

WASHINGTON- Today the United States Postal Service released its quarterly loss numbers, showing that the distressed self-funding federal agency lost $3.3 billion last quarter. Total mail volume was down 6% from the same time period last year. Historically, the first quarter of the fiscal year, which includes the Christmas season,…

February 8, 2012
Oversight Committee Report Documents Challenges to Workplace Freedom & Fairness

Hearing and Report Outline Consequences for Workers Forced to Fund Political Activity (WASHINGTON)—Many workers are intentionally left unaware of their rights and subjected to threats and intimidation when they speak out against union support for political activities. Aided by Obama Administration Executive Orders and recent court cases weakening worker choice…

ADVISORY: Corpus Christi, Texas, to Host U.S. Congressional Oversight Committee Hearing on South Texas Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced that the committee will hold an official Congressional field hearing entitled, Exploring all the Energy Options and Solutions: South Texas as a Leader in Creating Jobs and Strengthening the Economy, on Monday, February 13, 2012,…

February 7, 2012
Oversight Advances Major Federal Pension Reform

Changes would apply to Members of Congress WASHINGTON- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced today the largest cost-saving reform to federal employee pensions since the creation of the Federal Employee Retirement System in 1984. H.R. 3813, the Secure Annuities for Federal Employee Act, introduced by Oversight Subcommittee on…

INFOGRAPHIC: State and Local Govt Ahead of Congress on Pension Reform

WASHINGTON- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will today consider H.R. 3813, the Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act, introduced by Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy. As the infographic below underscores, many states and localities have undertaken…

Oversight Committee Reviewing Port of L.A. Grant for Port-Owned Yacht

(WASHINGTON)—The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is reviewing the Port of Los Angeles’ decision to use $489,000 in stimulus funds awarded by the federal government to install a new propulsion system in a Port-owned yacht used for publicity and educational tours. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) wrote February 6…

Issa Presses Chu to Testify on Energy Loans

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa continued to press Department of Energy Secretary Chu to testify on the department’s stimulus and green energy expenditures. Committee documents reveal a disturbing series of questionable Energy Department loan decisions, resulting in millions of taxpayer dollars spent on…