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December 19, 2011
Issa Asks Holder to Testify in January

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has requested that Attorney General Eric Holder testify before the Oversight Committee on January 24, 2012.  Issa noted that the committee has offered AG Holder six alternate dates. In the letter, Issa explains that the hearing will cover…

December 15, 2011
Top Watchdog, Government Accountability Board Endorse DATA Act Proposal

WASHINGTON- In his final “Chairman’s Corner” column, Earl Devaney, top watchdog on the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and head of the President’s Government Accountability and Transparency Board, endorsed legislation that would take his successful Recovery Board model and expand it government-wide to combat waste, fraud and abuse. Devaney wrote: “There…

December 14, 2011
Oversight Committee Announces Additional Witnesses for NRC Hearing

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that two additional witnesses will be present at tomorrow’s hearing on the ongoing leadership crisis at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The following witnesses will testify on a second panel after the five commissioners: Mr. Bill…

December 7, 2011
Issa, McHenry Call on HUD to Bar Organization from Further Taxpayer-funded Grants after IG Report Exposes Waste and Conflict of Interest

WASHINGTON —Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs Subcommittee Chairman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) today called on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to take immediate action to bar the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, from wasting…

December 6, 2011
Oversight Leaders Spotlight Democratic Source’s Conflict of Interest in Document Defending President Obama’s Health Care Law

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders today called attention to a clear conflict of interest involving a widely-quoted source used by Committee Democratic members in support of President Obama’s health care law. This assessment was included in a letter from Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Health Care, District of Columbia,…

December 5, 2011
Chairman Issa Broadens Fast and Furious Investigation into DEA’s Cartel Money Laundering Scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced an investigation into the Drug Enforcement Agency's alleged laundering of millions of dollars in Mexican drug cartel money. The New York Times reported that the DEA employed similar tactics with money laundering as were seen in ATF's…

December 2, 2011
Issa Statement on November Employment Report

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa released the following statement ontoday’s U.S. Department of Labor report that American job creators added 120,000 jobs to the economy in November: “Today’s employment report underscores the job-creating potential of our economy, despite the increased burdens imposed…

December 1, 2011
Issa Statement on Retirement of Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney

Issa Statement on Retirement of Recovery Board Chairman Earl Devaney WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa released the following statement on today’s announcement that Recovery Act and Transparency Board Chairman Earl Devaney will step down and retire after 41 years of government service. “Earl Devaney…

Oversight Chairman Issa Calls on Obama Administration to Return Utility MACT Regulation to EPA to Complete Assessment of Impact on Jobs

Rushed Rulemaking Omitted Assessment of Impact on Job Creation and Grid Reliability (WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today called on the Obama Administration’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to return the proposed Utility MACT rule to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and require a…

November 28, 2011
Oversight Committee Leaders Request Dover AFB Remains-Handling Documents from Secretary Panetta

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Democratic and Republican leaders today requested information from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta about U.S. government mishandling of remains at a U.S. Air Force base. The letter was authored by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), along…