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June 22, 2011
Oversight Committee Approves Federal Spending Transparency Bill

WASHINGTON- H.R. 2146, The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, was approved the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on a unanimous bi-partisan voice vote today at a business meeting of the Committee. The Committee unanimously adopted an amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Issa. The text…

Issa Statement on Postal Service Decision to Stop Making Retirement Contributions

WASHINGTON- Today, in response to the United States Postal Service (USPS) announcement that they will stop making employer’s contributions for the defined benefit portion of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) for their employees, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. issued the following statement: “The…

June 21, 2011
Oversight To Consider Transparency Legislation with Amendments Tomorrow

WASHINGTON – H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, will be marked up at a business meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday, June 22nd, at 9:30 a.m. The business meeting will be streamed live at http://oversight.house.gov. Chairman Issa has released an amendment making…

June 16, 2011
Issa Statement on Introduction of Senate Version of DATA Act

WASHINGTON- Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to the Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., introducing today companion legislation to H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. Information on Chairman Issa’s version of the DATA Act can be found here. Statement of…

June 15, 2011
ATF Agent Expresses Fear That DOJ Inspector General Has Conflict of Interest In Fast and Furious Probe

WASHINGTON- In response to questioning by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during today's hearing, John Dodson, Special Agent, Phoenix Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said: "Well, I can see a conflict between the Office of the OIG [Office of Department of…

Issa Releases Documents Showing Intimate Involvement of ATF Director in Controversial Gunwalking Operation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Moments ago in his opening statement at today's hearing, Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released three e-mails detailing the intimate involvement of ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson and Acting Deputy Director Bill Hoover in Operation…

Report: Four ATF Agents Working on Controversial Operation Fast and Furious Tell Their Story

Agents say DOJ still being untruthful about efforts to let guns ‘walk’ into hands of drug cartels  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today released a report, “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious:…

VIDEO: Top Watchdog Supports Transparency Legislation

WASHINGTON- At a congressional hearing today Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, praised H.R. 2146, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA). The DATA Act will establish an independent body to track federal spending, including grants, contracts, loans and agencies’ internal expenses, on a single electronic platform, using consistent…

June 13, 2011
Issa Statement on Biden Spending Transparency Announcement

WASHINGTON- Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued the following statement in response to the Vice President’s announcement of a White House executive order on transparency in federal spending. Information on Chairman Issa’s legislation, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, can be found here. Statement of Oversight…

Issa Introduces Sweeping Open Government, Spending Transparency Reforms

WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and a long-time advocate for open government, will today introduce the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or DATA Act, which will establish an independent body to track federal spending, including grants, contracts, loans and agencies’…