Press Releases

Jul 17, 2013

Issa Statement on House Passage of Obamacare Individual and Employer Mandate Bills

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on the House’s passage of two bills that will delay Obamacare’s individual mandate for American individuals and families for one year. “If President Obama wants to delay the employer mandate, it is only right that the change be codified by Congress and the same relief be extended to American families and individuals who are going to bear the brunt of the ...

Jul 16, 2013

Oversight Committee Seeks Documents on DOE Whistleblower Retaliation and Discrimination Against Veterans

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy Daniel B. Poneman regarding a new DOE Inspector General report indicating the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) had discriminated against veterans in its hiring practices and retaliated against employees who attempted to ...

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Jul 10, 2013

Oversight Committee Announces Next IRS Targeting Hearing

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced the full Committee will hold a hearing next Thursday July 18th

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Jul 9, 2013

Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena for Veteran Affairs’ Lavish Conference Spending Records

WASHINGTON – The House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today issued a subpoena to Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki for communications related to the Department’s extravagant July and August 2011 human resources conferences held in Orlando, Fla. The conference series cost approximately $5 million, from which $52,000 was allegedly spent to make a Patton parody video, $31,000 spent on a reception and $84,000 on promotional items ...

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Jul 8, 2013

Issa: President Must Work with Congress on Reforms

Chairman Issa responds to Obama’s remarks presenting a “new management agenda”

Jul 8, 2013

Oversight to Examine Proposed Changes to Eliminate Waste, Improve Management of Combined Federal Campaign

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Census Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) will convene a hearing entitled, “The Combined Federal Campaign: Making Every Dollar Count” on Wednesday, July 10th. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the largest workplace giving program that allows federal ...

  • Federal Workforce, US Postal Service & The Census
Jul 8, 2013

House Passes Oversight Legislation to Help Veteran Service Organizations

WASHINGTON - Today, on a vote of 387-1, the House of Representatives approved legislation advanced by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to make it easier for veteran service organizations to obtain surplus federal property. “We owe our freedom to the servicemen and women who have bravely defended our nation. As we welcome them home, we should also help them transition back ...

Jul 2, 2013

Issa Statement on Obamacare Implementation Delay

"The House has repeatedly voted to repeal Obamacare because it will not work and is bad public policy."

Jul 1, 2013

Oversight Committee Examines “Small Business Mandates” Limiting Health Insurance Options

WASHINGTON –House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today announced that he and Subcommittee Chairmen James Lankford, R-Okla., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seeking more information about Obamacare implementation in light of recent “small business mandates,” which limit the ability of small businesses to purchase competitive insurance plans for ...

Jun 28, 2013

Oversight Committee: Lerner Waived Her 5th Amendment Right

On a vote of 22-17, House Oversight approved a resolution determining IRS official Lois Lerner waived 5th amendment rights