Releases


March 15, 2012
Oversight Launches Reimagined Oversight.House.Gov

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today launched a reimagined Oversight.House.Gov, built to increase taxpayer access to the Oversight information that supports their participation in the committee’s work securing a government that spends less and serves better.

Oversight Releases FOIA Management Scorecard: Federal Government Earns a C –

WASHINGTON- When President Obama signed the Open Government Initiative on January 21, 2009, he said "the Freedom of Information Act is perhaps the most powerful instrument we have for making our government honest and transparent, and of holding it accountable. And I expect members of my administration not simply to…

March 9, 2012
Issa Statement on Reduction of Executive Compensation at Fannie and Freddie

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa responded to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement today limiting executive compensation at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2012.    In November, the Oversight Committee released a report on executive compensation and held a highly publicized…

VIDEO RELEASE: RegulationNation – Doug’s Story

California Trucking Company Battling Bureaucrats, Red Tape   WASHINGTON. D.C. – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Regulation Nation: Doug’s Story,” a new video in which veteran truck driver Doug Grove – safety director at SanBernardino, CA based Western HiWays – explains how the burdensome rules andregulations…

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…