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June 16, 2011
Issa Statement on Introduction of Senate Version of DATA Act

WASHINGTON- Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to the Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., introducing today companion legislation to H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. Information on Chairman Issa’s version of the DATA Act can be found here. Statement of…

June 15, 2011
ATF Agent Expresses Fear That DOJ Inspector General Has Conflict of Interest In Fast and Furious Probe

WASHINGTON- In response to questioning by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during today's hearing, John Dodson, Special Agent, Phoenix Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said: "Well, I can see a conflict between the Office of the OIG [Office of Department of…

Issa Releases Documents Showing Intimate Involvement of ATF Director in Controversial Gunwalking Operation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Moments ago in his opening statement at today's hearing, Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released three e-mails detailing the intimate involvement of ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson and Acting Deputy Director Bill Hoover in Operation…

Report: Four ATF Agents Working on Controversial Operation Fast and Furious Tell Their Story

Agents say DOJ still being untruthful about efforts to let guns ‘walk’ into hands of drug cartels  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today released a report, “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious:…

VIDEO: Top Watchdog Supports Transparency Legislation

WASHINGTON- At a congressional hearing today Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, praised H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA). The DATA Act will establish an independent body to track federal spending, including grants, contracts, loans and agencies’ internal expenses, on a single electronic platform, using consistent…

June 13, 2011
Issa Statement on Biden Spending Transparency Announcement

WASHINGTON- Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to the Vice President’s announcement of a White House executive order on transparency in federal spending. Information on Chairman Issa’s legislation, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, can be found here. Statement of Oversight…

Issa Introduces Sweeping Open Government, Spending Transparency Reforms

WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and a long-time advocate for open government, will today introduce the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or DATA Act, which will establish an independent body to track federal spending, including grants, contracts, loans and agencies’…

June 10, 2011
Issa Statement on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today made the following statement on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General’s report that criticized Chairman Gregory Jaczko: “The NRC Inspector General’s report paints an embarrassing picture of a bully whose use of deceit and manipulation is ruining the…

June 9, 2011
Second Operation Fast and Furious Hearing to be Held June 15th

Title: “Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes” Date/Time: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 15th Location: Room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building This hearing will examine the tragic consequences of Operation Fast and Furious, started by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in the fall of 2009….

June 8, 2011
Issa Statement on Major Gulf Oil/Gas Discoveries Announced Today

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on news of a major oil/gas discovery in the offshore Gulf of Mexico. The Committee has held hearings in the last month regarding the 2010 spill response effects on the Gulf economy, and on Obama…