Releases


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…

July 8, 2011
#AskObama: Where Are the #Jobs?

Sweet Tweets Can’t Disguise 14,100,000 Unemployed Americans WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “#AskObama: Where Are the #Jobs?” as part of efforts to examine the growing gap between White House rhetoric on jobs and the fact that more than 14,000,000 Americans can’t find…

Statement of Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Issa on June Unemployment Report

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement on the June unemployment report released today: “Today’s unemployment report is, as The Atlantic wrote, ‘all bad.’ The total number of unemployed Americans is up 545,000. The percentage of working adults is 58.2 percent – smaller…

July 7, 2011
Chairman Issa and Oversight Leaders Ask Obama Auto Czar Bloom to Clarify Hearing Testimony on Pro-Union Statement

(WASHINGTON)—Senior House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders have asked President Obama’s former auto czar Ron Bloom to clarify his June 22 committee testimony that appears to contradict previously published statements attributed to Mr. Bloom. He was quoted in news reports and a book by former auto czar Steve Rattner,…

July 6, 2011
ATF Director Testifies on Operation Targeting Gun Smugglers

DEA and FBI may have failed to share key information on informants WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, July 4, ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson testified before investigators for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee about Operation Fast and Furious.  Following this interview, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell…

June 29, 2011
Issa Statement on the President’s Operation Fast and Furious Remarks

Washington, DC — House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa released the following statement on President Obama’s comments at his press conference today on Operation Fast and Furious: “President Obama’s remarks today on Operation Fast and Furious were disappointing. He expressed no urgency to provide answers or explain…