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June 15, 2011
Report: Four ATF Agents Working on Controversial Operation Fast and Furious Tell Their Story

Agents say DOJ still being untruthful about efforts to let guns ‘walk’ into hands of drug cartels  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today released a report, “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious:…

VIDEO: Top Watchdog Supports Transparency Legislation

WASHINGTON- At a congressional hearing today Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, praised H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA). The DATA Act will establish an independent body to track federal spending, including grants, contracts, loans and agencies’ internal expenses, on a single electronic platform, using consistent…

June 13, 2011
Issa Statement on Biden Spending Transparency Announcement

WASHINGTON- Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to the Vice President’s announcement of a White House executive order on transparency in federal spending. Information on Chairman Issa’s legislation, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, can be found here. Statement of Oversight…

Issa Introduces Sweeping Open Government, Spending Transparency Reforms

WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and a long-time advocate for open government, will today introduce the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or DATA Act, which will establish an independent body to track federal spending, including grants, contracts, loans and agencies’…

June 10, 2011
Issa Statement on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today made the following statement on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General’s report that criticized Chairman Gregory Jaczko: “The NRC Inspector General’s report paints an embarrassing picture of a bully whose use of deceit and manipulation is ruining the…

June 9, 2011
Second Operation Fast and Furious Hearing to be Held June 15th

Title: “Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes” Date/Time: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 15th Location: Room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building This hearing will examine the tragic consequences of Operation Fast and Furious, started by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in the fall of 2009….

June 8, 2011
Issa Statement on Major Gulf Oil/Gas Discoveries Announced Today

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on news of a major oil/gas discovery in the offshore Gulf of Mexico. The Committee has held hearings in the last month regarding the 2010 spill response effects on the Gulf economy, and on Obama…

June 7, 2011
Operation Fast and Furious Hearing to be Held June 13th

Title: Obstruction of Justice: Does the Justice Department Have to Respond to a Lawfully Issued and Valid Congressional Subpoena? Date/Time: 1:30 p.m. on Monday June 13th Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building This hearing will examine the constitutional questions raised by both the Department of Justice’s refusal to comply with…

June 6, 2011
Issa, Ross, and Chaffetz Introduce Bill to Cut Federal workforce by 10% by 2015

WASHINGTON- For every three federal employees that retire, only one new employee will be hired, according to H.R. 2114, the Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Through Attrition Act of 2011 introduced by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders. Drawing on recommendations from the President’s National Commission on…

June 5, 2011
Media Advisory: Rep. Chaffetz to Address Personal Democracy Forum 2011 on Federal Spending Transparency

Who: Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense & Foreign Operations, head of Speaker Boehner’s House Technology Operations Team and frequent Tweeter. What: Delivers remarks on open government and data transparency challenges, including federal spending transparency solutions…