Issa Subpoenas State Department for ARB, Benghazi Documents
“After ignoring requests for months, the State Department has left no alternative but to issue subpoenas for documents relevant to our investigation,” said Issa. “State Department tactics to delay and impede accountability have exhausted the Committee’s patience. Further subpoenas may also be necessary if the Department is not forthcoming on other requests.”
Issa: Does New IRS Nominee Think Targeting Scandal is Phony?
WASHINGTON - On the news that President Obama has nominated John Koskinen, former non-executive chairman of Freddie Mac, to be the new Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., offered the following statement: “The first question Mr. Koskinen must answer is whether or not he agrees with President Obama that the IRS targeting Americans for their political beliefs is a ‘phony scandal.’ Anyone who does not ...
Oversight, Financial Services Looking at CFPB Employees Profiting from Mortgage Rules
WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Henserling, R-Texas, sent a letter yesterday to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray about concerns that senior employees have left CFPB in order to profit from the very rules they helped create. “Simply put, it appears that former CFPB employees are now offering financial ...
IRS Pays Out Billions in ID Fraud
“Drug dealers are turning to IRS identity theft because it’s less risky and more lucrative. There are 78% more incidents this year than last year,” said Chairman Mica. “This is not a ‘phony scandal’- this is a real problem costing taxpayers billions and the Administration is failing to act.”
Seven Months Later, State Department Still Hesitating to Make Final Determinations on Employees Faulted by ARB
WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today asked the State Department to explain why the agency is still struggling to make status decisions on four employees faulted for their conduct by the Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB). More than seven months after those officials were faulted by the ARB, those individuals remain on paid administrative leave. In his letter to Secretary John Kerry requesting a briefing, Chairman Issa ...
Joint Hearing on Hundreds of Weapons Missing from Parks Police Inventory
WASHINGTON – On Friday, August 2nd at 9:00 a.m., the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environment Regulation will hold a joint hearing entitled “Missing Weapons at the National Park Service: Mismanagement and Lack of Accountability.” On June 27th, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a scathing report on the U.S. ...
Issa Praises Opening of U.S. Code in XML
WASHINGTON - In response to today’s announcement from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) that the U.S. House of Representatives would make the entire United States Code available for download in extensible markup language or (XML), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement: “Opening the entire US Code in bulk XML format is a critical advancement in open government. By broadening ...
Oversight to IRS Acting Commish: Stop Obstructing Committee’s Investigation
President Obama’s top official at the IRS has fallen far short of the President’s promise to work “hand in hand”
ADVISORY: Oversight Committee to Hold Hearing on Energy Department Whistleblower Retaliation and Vet Discrimination
WASHINGTON - On Thursday August 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing entitled “Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power Administration: Discriminating Against Veterans and Retaliating Against Whistleblowers.” The ...
Issa and Jordan Seek IG Investigation of New IRS Targeting Allegations
“The totality of your ‘targeting’ investigation along with evidence obtained by the Committee points to the fact that the IRS may have selected certain conservative organizations for additional scrutiny after the IRS already approved their tax-exempt status."