Releases


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…

Sen. Grassley and Rep. Issa Request Assessment from OMB of Federal Guidelines for Employee Personal Email Monitoring

Request Comes in Wake of Investigation into Monitoring of Communications Between “FDA Nine” Whistleblowers and Congress   Agency may have intercepted passwords to personal accounts to search those accounts, which would be illegal   (WASHINGTON)—Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have requested that the Obama Administration conduct…

March 2, 2012
Oversight Chairman Issa Statement on GM Announcement to Suspend Volt Production

(WASHINGTON) – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding GM’s announcement that it was temporarily suspending production of the “Volt” automobile:   “Even as gas prices continue to climb, President Obama’s attempt to manipulate the free market and force consumers into purchasing…

February 29, 2012
Chairman Issa Seeks White House Explanation about Information Indicating its Direct and Substantial Role in Fuel Standards Process

Evidence Contradicts Earlier White House Assertions that Process was Led at Agency Level (WASHINGTON)—The Executive Office of the President (EOP) played a "direct and substantial" role in crafting regulations and securing industry support for vehicle fuel economy/greenhouse gas emission rules enacted by the Obama Administration, according to information provided to…

February 27, 2012
Issa, Grassley Continue to Press for Answers in Zapata Murder: Evidence Reveals that Similar Investigative Tactics to Fast and Furious were Used

WASHINGTON – Chairman Darrell Issa and Senator Chuck Grassley today questioned Attorney General Eric Holder about revelations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was aware of straw buying by Manuel Barba during a several month span of which one of the weapons found at the murder…

February 22, 2012
DOJ’s Request for Fast and Furious Subpoena Deadline Extension Ignores the reality that the Department has unreasonably delayed producing these documents to the Committee

WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, wrote that the Justice Department’s request of an extension for completing its document production on Operation Fast and Furious again “demonstrates a lack of good faith” and a Department “more concerned with protecting its image through spin control than actually cooperating with Congress.”

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…