Press Releases

Mar 19, 2012

Energy Secretary Chu to Appear at Tuesday Oversight Hearing on DOE Stimulus Loan Program Management Challenges

(WASHINGTON)—The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing March 20 to assess Department of Energy (DOE) weatherization and green energy loan programs .  The hearing, part of the Committee’s ongoing investigation into administrative and management-related challenges related to stimulus programs, will include testimony from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. To date, billions in taxpayer dollars have been dedicated to the Weatherization Assistance ...

Mar 16, 2012

Joint Statement from Chairman Issa and Ranking Member Cummings on Special Counsel Report Regarding Remains Mishandling & Whistleblowers at Dover/Port Mortuary

(WASHINGTON) Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released the following statement regarding an Office of Special Counsel (OSC) report published today in the case of mishandled remains at Dover Air Force Base and the Port Mortuary facility: “Dignified handling of service members’ remains of is one of our nation’s most fundamental responsibilities. The mishandling of remains at Port Mortuary has raised ...

Mar 15, 2012

Oversight Launches Reimagined Oversight.House.Gov

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today launched a reimagined Oversight.House.Gov, built to increase taxpayer access to the Oversight information that supports their participation in the committee’s work securing a government that spends less and serves better.

  • Misc
  • Open Government
Mar 15, 2012

Oversight Releases FOIA Management Scorecard: Federal Government Earns a C –

WASHINGTON- When President Obama signed the Open Government Initiative on January 21, 2009, he said "the Freedom of Information Act is perhaps the most powerful instrument we have for making our government honest and transparent, and of holding it accountable. And I expect members of my administration not simply to live up to the letter but also the spirit of this law." But an evaluation released today by the House Oversight and Government Reform ...

Mar 9, 2012

Issa Statement on Reduction of Executive Compensation at Fannie and Freddie

Washington, DC – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa responded to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement today limiting executive compensation at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2012.    In November, the Oversight Committee released a report on executive compensation and held a highly publicized

Mar 9, 2012

VIDEO RELEASE: RegulationNation – Doug’s Story

California Trucking Company Battling Bureaucrats, Red Tape  WASHINGTON. D.C. – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “Regulation Nation: Doug’s Story,” a new video in which veteran truck driver Doug Grove - safety director at SanBernardino, CA based Western HiWays - explains how the burdensome rules andregulations government bureaucrats force on small businesses don’t align ...

Mar 7, 2012


Oversight Examines USDA’s Struggle to Police Merchants Engaging in Fraud9:30 AM EST Tomorrow at Oversight.House.Gov  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Committee on Oversight andGovernment Reform today released “Food Stamp Fraud EXPOSED,” a new video highlighting recent reports revealing hundreds of merchants previously disqualified ...

  • Full Oversight Committee
Mar 6, 2012

Oversight Chairman Issa Statement Regarding President Obama’s Pledge to Sign JOBS Act

(WASHINGTON)—Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s pledge during a White House news conference to support the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act offered by House Republicans:   “Economic recovery and job growth occurs when entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes invest and take risks to meet future market demands.  Supporting these job creators has been at the heart ...

Mar 6, 2012

Sen. Grassley and Rep. Issa Request Assessment from OMB of Federal Guidelines for Employee Personal Email Monitoring

Request Comes in Wake of Investigation into Monitoring of Communications Between “FDA Nine” Whistleblowers and Congress  Agency may have intercepted passwords to personal accounts to search those accounts, which would be illegal   (WASHINGTON)—Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have requested that the Obama Administration conduct a complete assessment of federal agency guidelines for the monitoring of employee’s ...

Mar 2, 2012

Oversight Chairman Issa Statement on GM Announcement to Suspend Volt Production

(WASHINGTON) – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding GM’s announcement that it was temporarily suspending production of the “Volt” automobile:   “Even as gas prices continue to climb, President Obama’s attempt to manipulate the free market and force consumers into purchasing electric vehicles like the GM Volt has failed despite the use of taxpayer dollars to prop up production.  Now some ...