Press Releases

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

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Jun 27, 2013

Issa to Dem Investigators: Stop Trying to Derail IRS Investigation

Oversight offers a strong admonition to House Democrats attempting to derail the investigation by the Ways and Means and Oversight and Government Reform Committees into political targeting at IRS.

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Jun 25, 2013

Oversight Committee to Vote on Lois Lerner’s Potential Waiver of Fifth Amendment Right

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will meet Friday, June 28th at 9:00 a.m. to consider a resolution regarding Lois Lerner’s potential waiver of her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself at the Committee’s May 22, 2013 hearing entitled “The IRS: Targeting Americans for Their Political Beliefs.”

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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.