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May 10, 2013

Issa and Jordan: IRS Political Retaliation Tactics “Unconscionable”

“The fact that Americans were targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs is unconscionable. The Committee will aggressively follow up on the IG report and hold responsible officials accountable for this political retaliation.”

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May 9, 2013

Hearing: TSA Blows Half Billion Dollars on Flawed Worker I.D.

Washington, D.C. – An investigative panel of the U.S. House of Representatives heard the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testify that Transportation Worker Identification Card Program, TWIC, pilot program to produce a reader for access to our ports continues to flounder.   U.S. Rep. and Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations John Mica said “After more than a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars spent, TSA has ...

May 8, 2013

Issa Statement on Benghazi Whistleblower Hearing and Unanswered Questions

“Today’s hearing offered officials at the State Department the opportunity to be heard. These witnesses revealed new information that undermines the Obama Administration’s assertion that there are no more questions left to answer about Benghazi...

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May 4, 2013

Oversight Committee Announces Witnesses for Wednesday Benghazi Hearing

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced three witnesses who will appear at a full committee hearing, “Benghazi:  Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage,” on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 11:30 AM in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.   “I applaud these individuals for answering our call to testify in front of the Committee.  They have critical information about what ...

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May 3, 2013

Oversight Committee Hosts “DATA Demonstration Day” on May 16th

What: An educational demonstration for Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and the public. Technology currently being used by state governments and the private sector could help the federal government cut waste – only if federal spending data were structured and transparent, as it would be under the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act).  When: May 16, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.  

May 3, 2013

Oversight, Judiciary Hold Hearing on Tom Perez’s Quid Pro Quo That Cost Taxpayers $200 million

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs, Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), and House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice, Chairman Trent Franks (R-AZ), will hold a joint hearing Tuesday May 7th at 10 a.m. to examine a False Claims Act whistleblower case that was declined by the Department of Justice as a part of a quid pro quo with the City of St. Paul, Minnesota, orchestrated by ...

May 1, 2013

Oversight Committee Sets Date for Benghazi Hearing

“This Administration has offered the American people only a carefully selected and sanitized version of events from before, during, and after the Benghazi terrorist attacks” said Chairman Issa.

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Apr 30, 2013

Issa Responds to President’s Comments on Benghazi Whistleblowers

“A lawyer for Benghazi whistleblowers has publicly stated that the State Department is blocking her client’s ability to talk freely with counsel. Over the past two weeks, I have sent four letters requesting that this Administration..."

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Apr 26, 2013

Issa Outlines State Department Efforts to Obstruct Benghazi Investigation, Whistleblower Testimony

“During the course of the Committee’s investigation, numerous individuals have come forward with information related to the Benghazi attack,” wrote Issa in the letter.

Apr 26, 2013

Issa Statement on Resolution of FAA Furlough Situation

“This legislation underscores that the delays airline passengers have faced were entirely avoidable,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “Had the Administration come to Congress in a timely fashion and requested authority to transfer funds..."

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