Releases


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…

June 2, 2011
VIDEO RELEASE – Barbour: “No Excuse to Shut Down an Industry”

Oil Spill Moratorium Bad for American Jobs, Energy Production WASHINGTON. D.C. – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released “No Excuse to Shut Down an Industry,” a new video in which Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour underscores the far-reaching hardships Gulf residents face as a result of the Obama…

Chairman Issa Releases Report Critical of BP/Administration Response to Gulf Oil Spill

Washington, DC – Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report titled “The BP Oil Spill Recovery Effort: The Legacy of Choices Made by the Obama Administration.”  The report examines the adequacy of the response to the Gulf Oil Spill and decisions made by the Obama Administration….

May 31, 2011
Statement of Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on Debt Ceiling Vote

(WASHINGTON)—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released the following statement on tonight’s House vote on the question of raising the debt ceiling: “The American people have shown their willingness to sacrifice through tough economic times and Congress should follow their lead. “Government debt is crushing our…

May 27, 2011
Oversight Committee Questions NRC on Non-cooperation with Review of Japanese Nuclear Disaster

WASHINGTON- In letters to the chairmen of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is requesting information on the NRC’s lack of cooperation with an independent review of the Commission’s response to the events at…

May 26, 2011
Issa Statement on Administration Efforts to Address Job Killing Regulations

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued the following statement on the Administration’s efforts to address job-killing regulations: “Any effort on the part of the President to make the regulatory system more predictable, more transparent, and less onerous for job creators is progress—and…

Legislation Introduced in House and Senate to Bar Administration from Inserting Politics into Federal Contracting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, Rep. Tom Cole, and Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves today introduced legislation that would prohibit federal agencies from collecting or using information relating to campaign contributions and other political expenditures by potential contractors in the federal procurement process. In…