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Jun 25, 2013

Issa Releases Report Finding Questionable Contracting Practices at IRS

Issa released a report detailing a problematic and abusive contracting relationship between the IRS and contractor Strong Castle.

Jun 24, 2013

Oversight Committee Subpoenas State Department Witnesses in Benghazi Investigation

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today announced the issuance of four deposition subpoenas to State Department officials as part of the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the events surrounding the Benghazi terror attacks on September 11-12, 2012. All four subpoenaed officials led bureaus where the Accountability Review Board found deficiencies contributing to a lack of security at the time of the attacks. In a letter to Secretary of State ...

Jun 19, 2013

Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Mining Safety Field Hearing in North Carolina

WASHINGTON – Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) will hold a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations field hearing in Bakersfield, N.C. on the role of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in regulating mining in metal/non-metal mining in Appalachia. Each year, metal/non-metal mining, which includes metal, non-metal, stone, sand or gravel, contributes $38 billion to the U.S. economy. North Carolina has 866 active ...

Jun 19, 2013

Oversight Leaders Seek Action on New York State Medicaid Waste, Efforts to Obstruct Committee’s Investigation

WASHINGTON – Leaders on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee continued oversight of the New York State Medicaid program this week by sending two letters on the lack of cooperation from the Medicaid inspector general and continued waste within the program. The first letter, sent to Medicaid Inspector General James C. Cox, cites the IG’s refusal to produce ...

Jun 19, 2013

Miller and Issa on Closure of House Postal Facilities

WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich., and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement after receiving confirmation that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is following their recommendation to close the underutilized House facilities: “We are encouraged that the United States Postal Service has heeded our request and is moving forward with the consolidations of ...

Jun 19, 2013


WASHINGTON - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released two new reports today confirming the Obama Administration is ill-equipped for the implementation of the federally facilitated health insurance and the Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP) exchanges created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  The reports state the programs’ implementation delays and missed deadlines show potential for “implementation challenges going forward.” Finance ...

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Jun 18, 2013

Issa Statement on Cummings’ Decision to Post IRS Investigative Interview Transcript on the Internet

Chairman Darrell Issa issued the following statement on Ranking Member Elijah Cummings’ announced intention to post the full investigative interview of IRS employee John Shafer on the Internet.

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Jun 17, 2013

Oversight Hearing to Examine Federal Government’s Failure to Establish Secure IDs

In 2004, the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) mandated a government-wide standard for secure IDs for federal employees and contractors accessing government facilities. In response, the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed biometric credentials for agencies to use to control access to secure government facilities.

Jun 17, 2013

Oversight Committee Subpoenas Obamacare CO-OP Program Documents

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today announced the issuance of a subpoena for documents related to the risky Obamacare health CO-OP loan program after repeated requests for the documents were ignored.

Jun 14, 2013

House Adopts Oversight IT Reform Bill

“At a time when over $80 billion is spent and over 10 percent of it goes completely wasted… there’s never been a more important time to update the legendary, historic Clinger-Cohen Act,” amendment sponsor and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrel lssa, R-Calif., said in remarks on the floor.