House Passes Accountability, Transparency Reforms
“The three reforms we advanced today each represent an important step in the Committee's long term effort to bring more accountability and transparency to the federal government,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said.
Issa Statement on Unclassified ARB Report on Benghazi Attack
"The board’s conclusions follow and confirm the accounts of U.S. security officials based in Libya who testified before the Oversight Committee in October and contradicts senior officials in Washington who testified that the security posture was adequate."
Oversight, Ways and Means Seek Documents on Illegal Obamacare Expansion
The materials relate to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) decision to extend eligibility for health care subsidies delivered via state-established insurance exchanges to also include individuals enrolled in the federally-run exchanges despite having no authority to do so under ObamaCare.
Issa: Updated EPA Rule Inhibits Job Growth with Unnecessary Restriction
“When EPA chooses to regulate at the extreme, it also casts a net over job creators, further curbing economic expansion and job growth. This rule will inhibit economic growth for businesses and communities, stopping new projects until compliance with the rule is proven,” said Chairman Issa.
“SEC & the JOBS Act: Just Do Your Job” [VIDEO]
“Congress passed this bill – President Obama signed it into law – What’s more important: American entrepreneurs and getting this economy moving again, or a lobbyist and the legacy of one individual?” said Chairman McHenry in the video.
Honoring the Life of Fallen Border Patrol Agent Terry
“Two years after the tragic death of Brian Terry, Americans remember his legacy of service to his country in the Marine Corps and the Border Patrol,” said Issa. “In the past year, we have seen real accountability for both criminals whose actions contributed to Agent Terry’s death..."
Oversight Report on CFPB Finds White House Influence, Tightening Credit on Americans
"The CFPB’s apparently close relationship with the Obama Administration has allowed the White House to attempt to use the Bureau to further its partisan agenda. These circumstances... suggest that the CFPB will become a run-away regulator unlike any other in American history.”
Oversight Report on NLRB Finds Pro Union Bias, Ex Parte Communication Violations
The report details how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appears to have shifted from an equitable treatment of job creators and labor unions under previous Administrations to a politicized pro-union bias under the Obama Administration.
Members Respond to Report Detailing Ongoing U.S. Army Payroll Problems; Urge Corrective Action
"We have an obligation to ensure that taxpayers' money is well spent, but we also have a duty to men and women of our armed forces to ensure they receive prompt, accurate pay. GAO's audit of the Army's payroll system finds that we are failing on both fronts."
Issa Statement on FHFA IG Report Finding Need for Continued Improvement in Compensation Practices at Fannie/Freddie
“The report issued today by the FHFA Inspector General indicates clear progress after the Committee’s calls last year for reform of lavish executive compensation packages at taxpayer-funded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,” said Chairman Issa.