Releases


October 6, 2011
Holder Received at Least Five Memos on Fast and Furious

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa today said that Attorney General Eric Holder received at least five weekly memos beginning in July 2010, including four weeks in a row, describing the ill-advised strategy known as Operation Fast and Furious. The memos were to Holder from Michael Walther,…

Senate & House Leaders Release New GAO Report- Are Federal Agencies Doing Enough to Protect Taxpayer Dollars?

WASHINGTON- Today, leaders of both parties of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a new Government Accountability Office report entitled Suspension and Debarment: Some Agency Programs Need Greater Attention, and Governmentwide Oversight Could be Improved. “Federal agencies should be…

October 4, 2011
Chairman Issa Statement on Department of Labor Inspector General Report Critical of Green Jobs Programs

(WASHINGTON) – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today issued the following statement regarding a newly-released Department of Labor Inspector General report that documents costs and missed objectives of a department “green jobs” program: “President Obama touted green jobs as a way to improve the environment…

October 3, 2011
Transparency Legislation Builds Momentum: Issa Announces Endorsements

WASHINGTON- Today, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sponsor of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) of 2011, announced the sweeping spending transparency legislation has been endorsed by a broad spectrum of organizations, releasing letters of support from 21 different groups. Recently, Issa spoke via webcast to a…

September 28, 2011
Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Issa Statement on EPA Inspector General Report on Greenhouse Gas Findings

WASHINGTON, D.C. —House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General report critical of the agency’s greenhouse gas findings scientific assessment process: “The report released today by the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General validates what the…

Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Issa Statement on Obama Administration CAFE Standards Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. —House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement on news reports that the Obama Administration had delayed the release of new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards from an original September 30 deadline to November: “Improved fuel efficiency is a worthy…

September 23, 2011
Statement on Introduction of Postal Reform Act by Senator McCain

WASHINGTON- In a move that adds even more momentum to the push for comprehensive and immediate postal reform, today Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., introduced companion legislation to the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act of 2011. “With decisive and comprehensive postal reform now having the full-force of Senator McCain’s leadership behind it,…

September 22, 2011
Oversight Committee Releases Report on Obama Green Jobs Program Failures

Shows impacts on U.S. jobs, affordable energy (WASHINGTON) – Facing the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, President Obama has responded with a green jobs agenda as a major component of his recovery strategy. Combined with restrictions on domestic energy production, the net effect has been jobs lost and…

September 21, 2011
Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act Advances in the House

WASHINGTON- Today the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, the U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy reported out on a 8-5 vote HR 2309, the Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act of 2011, with changes that bring the total mandatory minimum savings for USPS in the bill to $10.7…

September 20, 2011
Congressional Investigators Statement On SEC IG’s Referral of Madoff Ethics Failure to Justice Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leading Congressional investigators on the House Oversight and Government Reform and House Financial Services Committees today released the following statements on the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Inspector General to refer the matter of the ethics failure and conflict of interest involving former General Counsel…