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January 17, 2012
Oversight Announces Hearing on McPherson Square Campsite

WASHINGTON- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hear from District of Columbia officials and the National Park Service next Tuesday during a subcommittee hearing titled “McPherson Square: Who Made the Decision to Allow Indefinite Camping in the Park?” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Department of Health Director…

January 14, 2012
Issa: Flawed SOPA Bill Not Headed to House Floor

OGR hearing planned for Wednesday postponed following assurances, removal of DNS provisions Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, which was to examine the impact of Domain Name Service (DNS) and search engine blocking on the Internet, has been postponed…

January 13, 2012
Issa Statement on President’s Reorganization Announcement

WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has jurisdiction over governmental reorganization, reiterated the bipartisan, bicameral request that President Obama actively collaborate with Congress on his plan to reorganize federal agencies first disclosed nearly one year ago during the President’s last State of the…

Oversight Committee Presses Department of Energy on More Problematic Loan Guarantees

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, following the loss of taxpayer money in the bankruptcy of Solyndra, continues to press the Department of Energy for answers about other questionable and problematic loans funded by the $787 billion stimulus. Letters released today by the Committee…

Issa Statement on DC Mayor Gray’s Letter Regarding McPherson Square Campsite

WASHINGTON- House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement about District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray’s letter to the National Park Service regarding the Occupy D.C. encampment at McPherson Square. “Mayor Gray’s description of the conditions at the McPherson Square Occupy DC encampment is a blunt…

January 9, 2012
Issa Announces Oversight Hearing on DNS & Search Engine Blocking

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced that the Full Committee will hold a hearing on January 18 to examine the potential impact of Domain Name Service (DNS) and search engine blocking on American cyber-security, jobs and the Internet community. In light…

January 6, 2012
Chairman Issa Responds to DOE Announcement that Severstal’s Loan will not be Funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today responded to the Energy Department’s announcement that their $730 million loan to Severstal, a Russian steel company, will not be granted. Chairman Issa initially looked into the loan in October and brought to light the questionable decision to award this…

Delivered: Oversight Hearing Video Transparency

1,139 Hearings Now Open to American Taxpayers WASHINGTON, DC – House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced the successful completion of a year-long hearing video pilot project that has made 1,139 Oversight hearings accessible to taxpayers online. Last January, Issa launched the video initiative with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) as…

January 4, 2012
Attorney General Holder to Testify Feb. 2 on DOJ’s Response to Operation Fast and Furious

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been scheduled to testify on February 2 about the Department of Justice's knowledge of, and response to, gunwalking that occurred in Operation Fast and Furious. The Attorney General will…

Oversight Committee Chairman Issa Statement on President Obama’s Recess Appointments to NLRB

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding President Obama's decision to make "recess appointments" to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): "As President Obama gets closer to the election, he seems more and more willing to take highly controversial actions that put…