Issa Presses Reluctant State Department on Withholding of ARB Documents
WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) yesterday sent a letter to the State Department on their refusal to turn over Accountability Review Board (ARB) documents to the Oversight Committee. In the letter, Issa states that the Department’s refusal to provide documents covered by the Committee’s subpoena is unjustified and the latest example of resistance to congressional oversight of the events surrounding the Benghazi attacks. The ...
Oversight Committee Hearing: “Preventing Violations of Federal Transparency Law”
Current and former officials to testify about use of non-official accounts for official business WASHINGTON - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced a hearing, “Preventing Violations of Federal Transparency Laws,” on Tuesday, September 10 that will examine ongoing compliance problems with the Federal Records Act and the Presidential Records Act. Current and former senior Administration officials who ...
Oversight Subcommittee to Examine Treasury’s Role in Delphi Deal from 2009 “Detroit Bailout”
WASHINGTON - House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., today announced a hearing next Wednesday to examine a new inspector general report on the Treasury Department’s role in a controversial component of the Obama Administration’s “Detroit bailout.” In a 2009 deal between government-controlled General Motors and one of its major suppliers, Delphi, GM slashed the pensions of non-unionized employees, while preserving full ...
Issa Statement on Syria
WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on the President’s Saturday announcement to delay military strikes on Syria in order to outline his strategy for Congress: "To earn my vote of support for limited military intervention, President Obama must present a clear plan focused on effective humanitarian intervention or our national security interests. "Tens of thousands have been killed by the Assad ...
Oversight Subcommittee Leaders Ask for More Information on New Social Cost of Carbon Estimates
Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Subcommittee Ranking Member, yesterday sent a letter to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) head requesting more answers on how the Administration developed their new social cost of carbon estimates.
Oversight Presses Top Lois Lerner IRS Deputy on Four Key Inconsistencies in Testimony
Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, have sent a letter asking Holly Paz, the former top deputy of IRS Exempt Organization Director Lois Lerner to help the Committee reconcile four key discrepancies between her testimony and evidence gather by the Committee after her May 21 interview.
Issa Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Decision Not to Pursue Discipline for any Officials in Benghazi Probe
Chairman Darrell Issa's Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Decision Not to Pursue Discipline for any Officials in Benghazi Probe
Issa Statement on “Troubling Evidence” that EPA’s Lisa Jackson Used Unofficial E-mail for Government Business
“The Committee has continued to uncover troubling evidence that administration officials have engaged in an intentional and systemic practice of violating federal transparency laws to communicate with lobbyists and other private interests using non-official or alias email accounts,” said Issa.
Oversight Seeks E-mails about Official Business Conducted by IRS’s Lerner on Non-Official Account
Request comes after documents show Lerner used personal account for official business WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sent a letter to IRS official Lois Lerner seeking e-mails related to her official duties, in her ...
Oversight Probes Potential Interference from Govs. Rendell, Cuomo in New York Medicaid Audits
WASHINGTON – Leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are seeking more information from two health care groups that may have received preferential treatment from the New York’s Medicaid Inspector General after prominent political allies, including former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, exerted influence. Letter sent to both groups were signed by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Subcommittee Chairman James Lankford, R-Okla., and Subcommittee Jim Jordan, R-Ohio and are ...