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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…

May 24, 2011
Obama Administration Pursuing Policies that Raise Prices at the Pump, Subject of Oversight Hearing and Report

WASHINGTON — House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today led a hearing and highlighted a new report documenting Obama Administration policies that negatively impact domestic energy prices. Members heard testimony from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Deputy Interior Secretary David Hayes. “The United States has the…

Report: Impact of Statements by President, Energy Secretary about Raising Energy Costs on Americans Seen in Administration Policies

WASHINGTON — A report released today by Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa highlights evidence that the statements by President Obama and Energy Secretary Chu about intentionally raising energy costs for Americans can be seen across the federal government: from blocking production in the Gulf of Mexico, to hindering “fracking”…

May 17, 2011
Friendly Skies for Big Labor?

Oversight Reviews Federal Board’s Reversal of 75 year-old Rule in Labor Elections WASHINGTON- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., chairman of the oversight subcommittee on labor policy, are concerned labor union political influence may have compromised independence…

May 16, 2011
Chairman Issa Statement on EPA Boiler MACT Rule Delay

WASHINGTON, D.C. —House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released the following statement regarding an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to delay implementation of a new rule impacting operators of large boilers: “EPA’s proposed Boiler MACT rule would put more than 300,000 U.S. jobs at risk….