Press Releases

Sep 12, 2012

Figure in Solyndra Loan Scandal Becomes First Individual to Ever Defy Legal Obligations in Committee Subpoena for Deposition

“The decision of this key figure in the Solyndra scandal to ignore his legal obligation to appear for a deposition is unprecedented and regrettable. This reflects poorly on not only Mr. Wright’s character, but also on Secretary of Energy Chu and other employees who worked on matters related to the loan program."

  • Full Oversight Committee
Sep 10, 2012

Tuesday’s Hearing Featuring DOJ Inspector General Rescheduled for Wednesday, September 19

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has confirmed his attendance for the September 19th hearing where he will discuss his report of the investigation into reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious.

Sep 10, 2012

Top U.S. Generals To Testify on Horrible Conditions at Afghan Military Hospital

On Wednesday at 9:45 a.m., Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security will conduct a hearing entitled “Dawood National Military Hospital, Afghanistan: What Happened and What Went Wrong? Part II”

Sep 4, 2012

DOJ Inspector General to Testify Next Week Following Release of Investigative Report on Operation Fast and Furious

“For a year and a half, Attorney General Eric Holder has cited the ongoing Inspector General investigation as his reason for declining to hold those responsible for reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious to account. Next week, this excuse for delaying action ends,” said Chairman Darrell Issa.

Aug 30, 2012

Grassley, Issa, Gowdy Continue Review of Minnesota’s Use of Federal Tax Dollars for State-only Health Programs

The State’s agreement with UCare to count UCare’s $30 million repayment toward the 2011 profit cap raises serious questions regarding your insistence that half of UCare’s $30 million “donation” was not subject to federal recoupment.

  • health care
Aug 28, 2012

Oversight Committee Leaders Statements on Flawed, Rushed CAFE Rule

“The rule finalized today by the Obama Administration will hurt American consumers by forcing them to drive more expensive and less safe automobiles. The Administration drafted these standards in secret, strong-arming automakers and short-circuiting the deliberative regulatory process to achieve a purely political result..."

  • Full Oversight Committee
  • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs
Aug 22, 2012

Issa Asks DOD for Info About 64 Conferences Costlier than GSA Las Vegas Binge

“The Committee has analyzed thousands of documents obtained from federal agencies and citizen watchdogs related to conference spending in the Executive Branch,” Issa wrote. “Any conference that cost taxpayers more per person than GSA’s 2010 conference in Las Vegas raised a red flag.”

Aug 22, 2012

Oversight Committee Asks IRS to Explain Recent Rule that Expands Obamacare’s Reach in a Way Not Authorized in Law

“Since there is nothing in the legislative history to support IRS’s rule and IRS ignored the legislative history that suggests the plain text of the statute represented Congressional intent about limiting the tax credits to state Exchanges, IRS’s defense of its rule using “the relevant legislative history” is flawed and misleading...”

Aug 22, 2012

Issa and Grassley: Top ATF Official in Operation Fast and Furious Remains on Extended Paid Leave while Simultaneously Employed by Major Financial Services Company

“Under any reading of the relevant personnel regulations, it appears that ATF management was under no obligation to approve this sort of arrangement,” wrote Issa and Grassley.

Aug 21, 2012

Oversight Leaders Ask OIRA to Reevaluate Pending Auto Rules Negotiated in Secret

“Higher fuel efficiency standards is a goal I share—but not at the expense of consumer safety and not when those rules are implemented under a cloak of secrecy in a manner outside the law," Chairman Issa said.