Oversight Committee Advances Bills to Cut Travel Waste, Sell Excess Federal Property, and Hold Tax Evading Federal Workers and Contractors Accountable
“Taxpayers have lost all faith that their government has respect for their hard earned money,” said Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “These reforms will cut back on wasteful spending, and hold federal employees and contractors who refuse to pay their taxes accountable.”
VIDEO RELEASE – “No Leadership, No Responsibility, No Tours”
"It’s telling that the President would rather cancel White House tours during the most popular tourist season than roll up his sleeves and get to work fixing our nation’s spending crisis.”
Oversight Leaders Introduce Bill to Enhance GAO Investigative Powers
“The GAO’s work is vital to Congress and to this Committee in particular,” said Issa. “Congress must have current information on how Federal programs are performing in order to both legislate effectively and to conduct meaningful oversight.”
Oversight Leaders Introduce Federal Information Security Update Legislation
“Currently, federal agencies are struggling with cyber-security threats,” said Issa. “This update to FISMA will incorporate the last decade of technological innovation, while also addressing FISMA shortcomings realized over the past years.”
Oversight Subcommittees Question Agencies’ Plans for Sequester
Chairman Jim Jordan(R-OH) and Chairman Blake Farenthold will convene a joint subcommittee hearing Tuesday, March 19th at 1:30 p.m. to examine and contrast how three federal agencies are implementing mandatory budget cuts enacted by sequestration over the coming months.
Issa Statement on House’s Balanced Budget Proposal
“I applaud Chairman Ryan for his strong and consistent leadership in reminding all of us that, just as American families have to budget their spending, the federal government should too. Much of the spending reduction targets included in this plan to balance the budget in ten years can be achieved...
Issa & Cummings Unveil FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act
“Requests through the Freedom of Information Act remain the principal vehicle through which the American people can access information generated by their government,” said Issa. “The draft bill is designed to strengthen transparency by ensuring that legislative and executive action to...
U.S. House Committee to Hold Hearing in Miami, Fla. on $51 Million Wasted Annually on Empty Federal Buildings
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Mica (FL-07), the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, will conduct a field hearing in Miami, Fla. on Friday, March 8th to continue his examination of underperforming or vacant properties owned by the federal government. The federal government constructed 33 new courthouses between 2000 and 2010. According to ...
Report: $67 Billion in Cost-Cutting Reforms Left on the Table
WASHINGTON - As the President’s sequestration cuts go into effect, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released today a report detailing the growth in the backlog unimplemented recommendations from agency inspectors general. “This report chronicles $67 billion in unimplemented reforms that non-partisan Inspectors General have identified,” ...
Issa Asks 17 Federal Agencies to ID Alternatives to Sequestration Spending Cuts
“We cannot avert sequestration without a plan to end the undisciplined and unsustainable federal spending that resulted in the sequester in the first place,” Issa said a letter sent to the acting heads of 17 federal agencies.