Releases


May 12, 2011
Issa and Graves Statements on Bipartisan Letter from U.S. Senators Rejecting Executive Order to Politicize Procurement

Washington, DC – House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves issued the following statements on a letter sent today by a bipartisan group of Senators including Rob Portman (R- Ohio), Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) opposing the President’s executive…

May 11, 2011
OMB to Testify at Thursday Hearing on President’s DISCLOSE Act Executive Order

WASHINGTON. D.C. – The White House last night agreed to provide Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy Daniel Gordon as a witness for Thursday’s Joint Committee hearing of the House Oversight Committee and House Small Business Committee, “Politicizing Procurement: Would President Obama’s Proposal Curb Free…

May 10, 2011
Mayor Gray, Chairman Brown to testify to Oversight Hearing on D.C. Budget

WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Oversight and Government D.C. subcommittee will host the top two at-large elected officials in the District on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Kwame Brown will testify at a hearing on the District’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget. The subcommittee’s chairman, Rep….

May 9, 2011
Bad Regulations Cost Good Jobs: Jack’s Story

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released Jack’s Story: Government “All about Regulations,” the first in a three part video series detailing how government regulations impact Ohio small business owner Jack Buschur and his company, Buschur Electric Incorporated. Founded in 1978, Buschur Electric grew…

May 6, 2011
Disposal of Excess Federal Property Could Save Taxpayers Billions

WASHINGTON, DC – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today sent a letter to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglass Elmendorf requesting that CBO provide an official cost estimate of President Obama’s proposed “Civilian Property Realignment Act.” The White House estimates the bill could save…

Issa Statement on Murder Indictment of Suspect Linked to Notorious Operation Fast and Furious

Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s announcement of a month old indictment for the December 15, 2010, murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. At the scene of Terry’s murder, investigators found guns that the ATF had knowingly allowed…

May 4, 2011
What Attorney General Holder Won’t Tell on Controversial Gun Operation, Documents Do

WASHINGTON- At a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa confronted Attorney General Eric Holder on the DOJ’s Operation Fast and Furious, a highly controversial operation where federal authorities facilitated the purchase of assault weapons for drug cartels and chose not to interdict them before being transported…

VIDEO RELEASE: Meet Oversight Watchdog Rep. Scott DesJarlais

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Scott DesJarlais,” the fifth in a series of videos to introduce committee members to the American people. Rep. DesJarlais serves the people of Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District on the Oversight Subcommittee on…

May 2, 2011
Issa Statement on the Death of Osama bin Laden

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista, CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and previously a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence from 2006 until 2009, released the following statement on the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed in a U.S. operation in…

April 21, 2011
Issa: Obama Games the System with Executive Order

Washington, DC – The President intends to ask companies that do business with the federal government to disclose contributions to some issue advocacy groups, exempting labor unions or special interest groups who are expected to make significant efforts on behalf of his reelection, according to a draft executive order circulated…