Releases


May 19, 2014
Issa Statement on President Signing D.C. Height Act Changes Into Law

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today released the following statement on the President’s signing into law of H.R. 4192, to amend the 1910 Height of Buildings Act.  The legislation, which passed the House on April 28 and the Senate on May 6, will…

May 15, 2014
Issa Statement on PCAOB’s Cost Benefit Analysis Guidance

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) today released the following statement on Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)’s announcement on the newly issued staff guidance on economic analysis.  “Two years ago, Rep. McHenry and I began requesting that regulatory organizations strengthen their rulemaking processes…

Oversight Issues Secretary Kerry New Subpoena for Testimony

“I lifted the subpoena requiring Secretary Kerry to testify on May 21 because the State Department made reasonable arguments for an accommodation and told our Committee they were seeking a suitable alternative date for his testimony on a voluntary basis. But soon after I lifted the subpoena, the State Department back tracked – stating publicly that we should accept ‘a more appropriate witness’ and refusing to commit to making Secretary Kerry available.

May 14, 2014
Issa Presses Sebelius and HHS For Failure to Comply with Subpoena

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman today sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius expressing concern that HHS is “willfully failing to comply with the Committee’s subpoena” for documents related to HealthCare.gov, and detailing the White House’s involvement in redacting documents without…

May 9, 2014
Issa Statement on President Signing DATA Act Into Law

“The enactment of the DATA Act marks a transformation in government transparency by shedding light on runaway federal spending,” said Chairman Issa. “The reforms of this bipartisan legislation not only move the federal bureaucracy into the digital era, but they improve accountability to taxpayers and provide tools to allow lawmakers and citizen watchdogs to root out waste and abuse. Government-wide structured data requirements may sound like technical jargon, but the real impact of this legislation on our lives will be more open, more effective government.”

Issa Statement on USPS $1.9 Billion Second Quarter Loss

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement on the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that they posted a net-loss of $1.9 billion this quarter: “The latest quarter of staggering losses for the U.S. Postal Service drives home the agency’s dire financial…

May 8, 2014
Issa Votes to Establish the Select Committee on Benghazi

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives vote to establish the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding Benghazi headed by Oversight Committee member Trey Gowdy (R-SC). “Today’s vote to establish a Select Committee on Benghazi…

May 7, 2014
Bipartisan House Vote Finds IRS Targeting Scandal Figure Lois Lerner in Criminal Contempt

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives bipartisan vote finding former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party…

Issa to Oversight Dems: Do You Support President Obama’s Postal Reforms?

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sent a letter to Democrat members of the Committee asking if they support President Obama’s postal reform provisions laid out in The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 and scheduled for Committee mark up this afternoon. The Chairman…

May 6, 2014
Issa Statement on IG Report Finding $60.8 Million Falsely Claimed by NY Medicaid Program

“The report issued today is only the latest example of the systemic waste and abuse of federal taxpayer dollars that has become a hallmark of the New York State Medicaid program. As this report shows, New York State’s current leadership has not effectively addressed the long-standing problems in its program. The Committee will continue to press the federal government to recoup the $60.8 million identified by this audit, and as much as possible of the billions of dollars in overpayments received by the State over the last two decades.”