Releases


March 17, 2011
Oversight Committee Investigating Allegations Surrounding D.C. Mayor’s Office

WASHINGTON D.C. – Chairman Darrell Issa today released the following statement about the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s probe into allegations surrounding the office of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray: “As the Chairman of the Committee with direct responsibility for overseeing the District of Columbia, I was deeply concerned by allegations made…

March 16, 2011
GAO Report Rips Readiness of Carbon Offset Market for Cap-and-Trade

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today made the following statement about a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the readiness of the current carbon offset market to facilitate additional and verifiable results: “This study casts further doubt on the ability of carbon offset markets…

Chairman Issa Subpoenas Madoff Trustee for Docs Related to SEC Lawyer’s Madoff Account

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Last week, the Oversight Committee heard the testimony of SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro where she stated that allowing SEC General Counsel David Becker to advise on the Madoff investigation was a mistake. To help answer key questions about the impact of this mistake, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA),…

March 15, 2011
Oversight Subcommittee: Does the Administration’s “Mandate” on Project Labor Agreements Cost Construction Jobs and Taxpayers Money?

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, the House Committee on Government Reform will continue its examination of the regulatory burdens placed on private sector job creators. By Executive Order, President Obama created a preference for government contractors willing to enter into pre-hire, collective bargaining agreements known as “Project Labor Agreements” or PLAs….

March 14, 2011
Supporting D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program would Demonstrate President’s Commitment to Education Reform

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today released the following statement about President Barack Obama’s call for Congress to Reform No Child Left Behind: “The American people need to know if President Obama is prepared to stand against union pressure when they oppose innovative education…

March 10, 2011
Oversight Committee Passes SOAR Act

Washington, D.C. – By a vote of 21-14 the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted to approve H.R. 471, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, one of Speaker John Boehner’s top legislative priorities. The legislation restores the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which was effectively killed in…

March 9, 2011
VIDEO RELEASE: “Let Opportunity Scholars SOAR”

SOAR Act restores educational power to D.C. families abandoned by the White House WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released “Let Opportunity Scholars SOAR” in advance of tomorrow’s committee markup of H.R. 471 – the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act. The SOAR Act…

March 7, 2011
VIDEO RELEASE – Meet Oversight Watchdog Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle,” the second in a series of videos to introduce committee members to the American people. Rep. Buerkle serves the people of New York’s 25th Congressional District as Vice Chairwoman…

March 4, 2011
Chairman Issa Lauds Leadership Change in Troubled GAO Unit

Washington, D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today applauded changes in the structure and leadership for the Forensic Audit and Special Investigations unit (FSI) of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) made after the revelations of serious errors in a GAO report. Rick Hillman,…

March 3, 2011
Issa and Grassley Probe SEC on Failure to Properly Examine Conflict of Interest in Madoff Scandal

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter today requesting additional information from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Chairman Issa and Senator Grassley seek to clarify how the SEC neglected to act on…