Releases


December 3, 2010
As Unemployment Rises, Issa Asks Where is the Sense of Urgency to Take Definitive Action

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement reacting to the latest jobs numbers reporting that unemployment has increased to 9.8 percent from 9.6 percent, the 16th consecutive month that unemployment has remained above 9.5…

December 2, 2010
Issa on Tax Vote: “They Just Don’t Get It…”

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement regarding Congressional Democrats decision to ignore the will of the American people and advance a policy that would raise taxes on small businesses and the American people:…

Public Employee Pension Transparency Needed

Reps. Nunes, Ryan and Issa seek improved accounting of public pension debt Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (text available here). The bill, which provides enhanced transparency for state and local pensions,…

November 29, 2010
Issa on Federal Pay Freeze – Long Overdue but More Can Be Done

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement reacting to President Barack Obama’s enactment of a two year freeze in civilian pay for federal employees: “At a time when our nation’s seniors have been denied…

November 18, 2010
GAO: D.C. Public Schools Struggle to Document use of Federal Funds

Report finds lack of accountability after move to kill Opportunity Scholarships for D.C. school children WASHINGTON, DC – The Government Accountability Office today released a report critical of D.C. Public schools (DCPS), which found that while policies for monitoring contractor performance exist on paper, these policies do not cover how…

Issa Addresses ‘Focus on Recovery’ Conference

Calls for Oversight Agenda Committed to Rooting Out Waste, Fraud and Abuse WASHINGTON D.C. – Speaking in Philadelphia at the “Focus on Recovery” 2010 Biennial National Procurement and Grant Fraud Conference, Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, highlighted the importance of working with…

November 16, 2010
OMB Reports $125 Billion in Improper Payments Made Last Year

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement today regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) report revealing that the federal government’s improper payments for FY-2010 totaled $125 billion, $15 billion higher than the previous year: “It…

November 12, 2010
Issa Statement on U.S. Postal Service $8.5 Billion Loss

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement today reacting to the announcement by the U.S. Postal Service that it had incurred a financial loss of $8.5 billion in the last fiscal year: “This loss only underscores the…

November 3, 2010
Issa Election Night Statement

SAN DIEGO, CA – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement on the results of tonight’s elections: “Tonight was a referendum on the Obama agenda and the American people rejected it. The American people have sent a…

October 25, 2010
TARP Watchdog: Treasury Uses Fuzzy-Math to Mislead the American People on AIG Returns

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) Neil Barofsky, released a report today raising new questions surrounding the accuracy and methodology of projections (Retrospective) recently released by the Treasury Department suggesting that taxpayers might profit from the taxpayer-funded bailout of AIG. “It is…