Releases


December 1, 2011
Issa Statement on Retirement of Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney

Issa Statement on Retirement of Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa released the following statement on today’s announcement that Recovery Act and Transparency Board Chairman Earl Devaney will step down and retire after 41 years of government service. “Earl Devaney…

Oversight Chairman Issa Calls on Obama Administration to Return Utility MACT Regulation to EPA to Complete Assessment of Impact on Jobs

Rushed Rulemaking Omitted Assessment of Impact on Job Creation and Grid Reliability (WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on the Obama Administration’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to return the proposed Utility MACT rule to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and require a…

November 28, 2011
Oversight Committee Leaders Request Dover AFB Remains-Handling Documents from Secretary Panetta

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Democratic and Republican leaders today requested information from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta about U.S. government mishandling of remains at a U.S. Air Force base. The letter was authored by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), along…

November 17, 2011
Oversight Committee Approves Bills on Debt, Jobs, and Transparency

WASHINGTON- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved four bills designed to save taxpayer money, reduce unfunded mandates, and ensure transparency in government spending decisions and Presidential Records. • H.R. 665, the Excess Federal Building and Property Disposal Act of 2011- Approved on a bipartisan voice vote. The bill will…

November 16, 2011
Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Issa Statement on the White House’s proposed CAFÉ standard rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today released the following statement on the White House's newest proposed CAFE standard rule: "Estimates indicate that these new regulations will raise vehicle costs for consumers by over $3000 per vehicle and even the White House's own estimates…

Issa Releases Report on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Executive Compensation

Report examines Obama administration’s contradictory rhetoric on bonuses, $1.7 million non-performance based ‘signing bonus’ for Fannie executive WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today released  a new report, “Government-Sponsored Moguls: Executive Compensation at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.” Highlights of the report include: Assessments of controversial…

November 9, 2011
Issa Presses DOJ Official on False Statement to Congress in Fast and Furious Probe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today pressed Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Ronald Weich for documents and other information related to a false statement Weich made to Congress regarding gun walking that took place in the reckless gun smuggling investigation known…

November 7, 2011
Oversight Chairman Issa Statement on Energy Department IG Report Documenting Millions in Additional Stimulus-Funded Project Waste

WASHINGTON DC—House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today issued the following statement on the release of a new Department of Energy Inspector General report documenting the departments’ failure to manage a $152 million stimulus project resulting in delays and wasted funds: “Inspector General Friedman’s report…

November 3, 2011
Oversight Committee Advances Legislation to Increase Accountability in Federal Program Performance

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today approved legislation – H.R. 3262, the Government Results Transparency Act (GRTA) – to increase federal transparency and strengthen taxpayers’ ability to hold government accountable for the performance of federal government programs. GRTA will make federal agencies’ reports on…

Oversight Committee Advances Legislation to Protect Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today approved three bills to reduce government spending and protect against address waste abuse of taxpayer dollars. “Reforming government, whether through changes implemented by the administration or through legislation, is a critical goal of oversight,” said Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa,…