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September 9, 2010
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Congressman Condemns Planned 9/11 Koran Burning

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Republican Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, blasted plans by the Rev. Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida to burn copies of the Koran on September 11: “While Americans have a right to free speech, this misuse of it is deeply disappointing…

September 8, 2010
Republicans Led by Boehner Offer Obama Chance to Say ‘Yes’

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s campaign-style speech in Ohio: “As the American people have watched an unparalleled growth in government, Leader Boehner has put forward some common sense economic proposals that will provide meaningful…

Issa Calls for White House and Congress to Act on Boehner Economic Plan

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today called on the President and Congress to take immediate action supporting Republican Leader John Boehner’s (R-OH) proposal to bring government spending back to 2008 levels and freeze current tax rates before American families’ tax burden increases…

Issa Statement on BP Deepwater Horizon Report

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa released the following statement regarding a report released today by BP on the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: “This report details a tragic chain of mistakes by companies, individuals, and government regulators who were trusted and paid to safely execute important…

September 7, 2010
Remember When?

Remember When?Monday, September 6, 2010 | House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) Of the $787 billion stimulus bill, $275 billion has gone un-spent as of August 27, 2010.  Of the $512 billion of stimulus spending that has gone out, only $18.5 billion (less than…

September 3, 2010
Recovery Summer: A Casino, Aquarium, Zoo, Golf Course and Swimming Pool?

WASHINGTON D.C. – With unemployment rising to 9.6%, questions are mounting regarding the effectiveness of the stimulus bill and how stimulus dollars are being spent.  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has sent a letter to the Chairman of the Recovery…

September 2, 2010
Issa to Towns: Salmonella Outbreak Underscores Need for Immediate Review of Food Safety Bureaucracy

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today called on the panel’s Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) to “hold a hearing on the coordination – or lack thereof – between the numerous departments and agencies responsible for food safety.” “There is…

August 19, 2010
NOAA Scientist: Release of Oil Spill Report done by White House, Not NOAA

WASHINGTON, DC – A NOAA scientist, Dr. Bill Lehr, yesterday told a group of Congressional staff investigators on a conference call that a controversial National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report claiming that nearly three-quarters of the oil from the Gulf oil spill has already been addressed was released by White House…

DoT Backs Off Stimulus Propaganda Requirements

Stimulus funding recipients will now be ‘encouraged’ but not required to post signs WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter to Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III stated that the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, “have relaxed their…

August 17, 2010
Issa Queries Administration on Classified Documents Obtained by WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON, DC – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, today in a letter to National Security Advisor Jim Jones, asked the Administration to respond to questions and provide information about efforts to prevent the Internet publication of leaked national security documents.  Issa’s query comes in advance of the anticipated…