Releases


July 26, 2011
ATF Officials in Mexico Denied Access to Information by U.S. Counterparts about Reckless Strategy that Allowed Guns to Fall Into the Hands of Mexican Drug Cartels

Issa, Grassley release staff report focusing on impact of Operation Fast and Furious on Mexico WASHINGTON – Findings in a second staff report released by Representative Darrell Issa and Senator Chuck Grassley show that ATF officials based in the United States Embassy in Mexico City were increasingly worried about the…

Oversight Committee Probes Foreclosure Abuses Against U.S. Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today sent letters of inquiry to ten of the nation’s leading mortgage servicers seeking information from about violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). “Servicemembers are afforded additional protections against foreclosure because answering a call to defend our nation shouldn’t…

July 21, 2011
Oversight Chairman Issa Statement on News of $1.3 billion U.S. Government Loss in Resolving Chrysler Bailout

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement on news that the Obama Administration had closed the outstanding bailout loan to Chrysler at a $1.3 billion loss to taxpayers: “I am deeply disturbed to learn that the Obama Administration left $1.3 billion taxpayer…

Chairman Issa Statement on Gulf of Mexico Energy Production Potential Report

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding a new report issued by I.H.S. Cambridge Energy Research Associates and IHS Global Insight that documents job creation and energy security potential in the Gulf energy industry from ending the Obama Administration’s permit backlog:…

July 19, 2011
Chairman Issa Statement on Cut, Cap and Balance Act

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement about the upcoming House of Representatives vote on the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act: “The American people know the solution to our debt crisis—they do it every month: restrict spending to income. “The Cut, Cap, and…

July 18, 2011
ATF Director: DOJ Response to Fast and Furious Investigation Intended to Protect Political Appointees

Chairman Issa and Senator Grassley Press Attorney General Holder with Key Testimony WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley today pressed Attorney General Eric Holder about the Justice Department’s unsatisfactory responses and lack of cooperation with an investigation…

VIDEO RELEASE: Meet Oversight Watchdog Rep. Blake Farenthold

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Blake Farenthold,” the eighth in a series of videos introducing committee members to the American people. Rep. Farenthold serves Texas’ 27th Congressional District as a member of the Oversight Subcommittee on Government…

Obama Administration Permitorium Hurting Appalachian Job Creation, Energy Production and Economic Growth

Oversight Hearing Addresses Job Killing Impacts of Policies on Appalachian Coal Industry (WASHINGTON)—A House Oversight panel heard testimony today that energy production and job creation in Appalachian states are being choked by a “permitorium” at the hands of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies. This concerted campaign…

July 13, 2011
Issa to Postal Union: Stop Misleading Ads on Postal Service

WASHINGTON- Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa in a letter to the American Postal Worker Union (APWU) asks the union to cancel a misleading ad campaign that falsely claims the United States Postal Service (USPS) does not receive taxpayer support when it does, in fact, receive hundreds of…

July 11, 2011
Statement of Chairman Issa on Obama Independent Agency Executive Order

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding an executive order covering federal independent agency regulatory reform issued today: “President Obama’s regulatory reform executive order issued today is a step in the right direction—it is constructive that he heeded the advice from…