Press Releases

Mar 18, 2013

Oversight Leaders Introduce Bill to Enhance GAO Investigative Powers

“The GAO’s work is vital to Congress and to this Committee in particular,” said Issa. “Congress must have current information on how Federal programs are performing in order to both legislate effectively and to conduct meaningful oversight.”

Mar 15, 2013

Oversight Leaders Introduce Federal Information Security Update Legislation

“Currently, federal agencies are struggling with cyber-security threats,” said Issa. “This update to FISMA will incorporate the last decade of technological innovation, while also addressing FISMA shortcomings realized over the past years.”

Mar 14, 2013

Oversight Subcommittees Question Agencies’ Plans for Sequester

Chairman Jim Jordan(R-OH) and Chairman Blake Farenthold will convene a joint subcommittee hearing Tuesday, March 19th at 1:30 p.m. to examine and contrast how three federal agencies are implementing mandatory budget cuts enacted by sequestration over the coming months.

Mar 12, 2013

Issa Statement on House’s Balanced Budget Proposal

“I applaud Chairman Ryan for his strong and consistent leadership in reminding all of us that, just as American families have to budget their spending, the federal government should too. Much of the spending reduction targets included in this plan to balance the budget in ten years can be achieved...

Mar 12, 2013

Issa & Cummings Unveil FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act

“Requests through the Freedom of Information Act remain the principal vehicle through which the American people can access information generated by their government,” said Issa. “The draft bill is designed to strengthen transparency by ensuring that legislative and executive action to...

Mar 5, 2013

U.S. House Committee to Hold Hearing in Miami, Fla. on $51 Million Wasted Annually on Empty Federal Buildings

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Mica (FL-07), the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, will conduct a field hearing in Miami, Fla. on Friday, March 8th to continue his examination of underperforming or vacant properties owned by the federal government.   The federal government constructed 33 new courthouses between 2000 and 2010. According to ...

Mar 5, 2013

Report: $67 Billion in Cost-Cutting Reforms Left on the Table

WASHINGTON - As the President’s sequestration cuts go into effect, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released today a report detailing the growth in the backlog unimplemented recommendations from agency inspectors general.   “This report chronicles $67 billion in unimplemented reforms that non-partisan Inspectors General have identified,” ...

Mar 1, 2013

Issa Asks 17 Federal Agencies to ID Alternatives to Sequestration Spending Cuts

“We cannot avert sequestration without a plan to end the undisciplined and unsustainable federal spending that resulted in the sequester in the first place,” Issa said a letter sent to the acting heads of 17 federal agencies.

Feb 28, 2013

Chairman Issa on Holder Statement that he doesn’t “Respect” Congress

“Attorney General Holder’s admission that he does not respect the Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who voted to hold him in contempt offers a window into why Washington is so dysfunctional,” said Chairman Issa.

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Feb 25, 2013

VIDEO RELEASE: Meet Your Oversight Watchdogs: Rep. Cynthia Lummis

“My priorities here in Congress are to represent the people of Wyoming who want to reduce the size of the federal government, make it more responsive to people, cut irresponsible spending,” said Rep. Lummis.

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